Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 86
March 4, 2012
Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 87
March 8, 2012

Cranko’s Onegin has not aged in 47 years. It shows classical dance at an unusual level of inventiveness, technical edginess, and — most unusual — a capacity to employ the classical vocabulary for psychological meaning (an art that seems to have died out with Balanchine’s triumph of “abstract” ballet in the Western world). The effect is like going to an art gallery and discovering a Titian among the post-modern works plastered all over the walls.

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