Dance Flick (movie)
Dance: The 21st century awaits its next cue

Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, impatient dancers, choreographers, critics and audience members all hoped that a new breed of innovators would appear to transform theatrical dance the way that Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev radically renewed and updated classical ballet in the first decade of the 20th. ¶ We're still waiting. Where are the bold, young choreographers creating imperishable dances, the adventuresome composers and designers venturing off the middle of the road? Seasonal novelties come and go, but the ballet repertory is essentially the same as it was in the 1990s. What's more, standards of performance technique have declined because of the...