But, my new NYT crush (along with Manohla Dargis and Paul Krugman) has got to be Alistair Macaulay, the NYT's dance critic. His lengthy and fascinating article on the state of American-born ballerinas today was the best thing I have read about dance in ages, and even name checked two ballerinas I just saw in The Nutcracker, Sarah Van Patten and Vanessa Zahorian, last December.
Yeh, yeh, yeh, I am going through a whole other new balletomane thing again right now. (Get over it!) And, I have a feeling Mr Macaulay is just the man able to guide me through this world "neutered by nylon", as Spy Magazine said way back in the day.
Here is the linky to Macaulay's great article.
|Sarah Van Patten, SF Ballet|
|Vanessa Zahorian, SF Ballet|
Kisses on both cheeks!
P.S. An aside to my Mum, Macaulay reviewed a Ballet Austin performance this week, as well, at Ballet Across America.