a decade’s worth of dance
according to The TImes…
If we measure the new choreography of the last decade against that of earlier ones, then 2000-9 was thin.
Dance critics like to look for hope in the best modern or postmodern choreography being shown in downtown Manhattan. I’ve seen good material there too and among young modern-dance choreographers elsewhere, and yet — amid a field too large for anyone to keep complete track of it — I sense that too little of late has amounted to anything historic.
I don’t even feel remotely qualified to argue this point. It seems that the changes that are happening in dance, like the changes that are happening in theater, are happening in smaller, incremental ways. Looking for vast historical generalizations about monumental shifts or landmark accomplishments seems dated in and of itself. But what do you think?