I’ve been meaning to reblog Miguel Gutierrez’s “perfect critic” for quite some time. Thanks to Atlanta Eke and friends (via facebook) for the heads up.
The perfect dance critic discusses the implications of the different cultural representations of gender, race, sexual orientation or class in the work. The perfect dance critic acknowledges his own cultural position when addressing these issues, and how that cultural position may shape his feelings or responses.
Here’s the full link: miguelgutierrez.org/words/the-perfect-dance-critic/
Update: 10 December 2020. It’s strange reading this back. I don’t know how superb it is. I’m wondering how any of us is able to account for who we are in such a way. Perhaps I’d be more interested in a critic just being transparent about their tastes and why.