The physicality of dancing is not easy. Art-making is serious business. The buzzword “rigor” has become synonymous with “integrity.” But could we gain something by reconnecting to good old-fashioned playtime?
When I first came to dance criticism in the 1970s, the professional critics were predominantly much older than me. I didn’t know them personally and, as the wide-eyed new kid on the block, I assumed most had little or no physical training in the art. As slightly intimidated as I felt at the time—you try […]