Via Arts Journal, a rather touchingly earnest column on why dance criticism matters, from a Montreal critic:

“I read dance criticism?and write it?because dance still deserves more attention than it gets, despite the fact there is more dance and writing on it than ever. A case in point was an article in Time Magazine this past spring on New York City Ballet?s resident choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. At first I was happy to see it, but how paltry it was! Wheeldon is an artist who not only creates significant art but can speak eloquently about it and his field (see ?Balanchine?s Heir Apparent?). Compared to most of his fellow dance makers, he gets far more press, but anything substantial is usually found in trade publications. In mainstream journalism, forget it.”

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