Beyond the Exaltation of the Individual Dancer

Posted on February 1, 2024
Image: A recent production of Alonzo King’s Single Eye with ABT principal dancers (from left) Thomas Forster, Isabella Boylston, Calvin Royal III, and Skylar Brandt; photograph by Marty Sohl.

Is it possible to imagine the ballet world without a primary teleology of aesthetic perfectionism and a baseline of low self-worth?

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The Arts as Resistance

Posted on February 6, 2024
Image: Statue of composer Aram Khachaturian in front of the Armenian Opera House, Yerevan, Armenia; Danita Delimont/Alamy Stock Photos.

What are the implications for any society that emphasizes monuments to power and domination over imagination and the arts?

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Tail Pipes and Trail Pipes

Posted on February 15, 2024
Image: Organ pipes at the Tabernacle at Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah; Adobe Stock.

There is a poignant vulnerability to dereliction pipe organs face in a world saturated with synthetically produced musical sound.

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