Critics Award of the Day (CAD): Apollinaire Scherr on us!

We’re donning C.C. BFF and Newsday dance critic, Apollinaire Scherr, with the CAD for the sweet-ass post on her AJ blog about dance on film. She posts comments we sent her and then responds to them! Then she tangents off to this brilliant observation:

“…one of the dramas of virtuosic dancing is the way the dancing turns you into a mechanism, then back into a person–the alternation and tension between those two poles. Every time Baryshnikov [in a filmed performance from years ago with the Kirov Ballet] had his leg in second, he was a person, every time his leg was winding his body around, he became a mechanism, a turning top–back and forth miraculously.

“I don’t think I would ever have had that thought at a live performance. The screen’s muting of Baryshnikov’s humanity made it possible.”


It also sounds like she’s gonna post about our review of Mark Morris. This just goes to show…That a lifetime’s not to long…to live as friends…


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