There's an interesting conversation going on over on greatdance about the role of the critic and what qualifies a person to be an effective dance critic.
It's interesting to note that the dialogue is going on at all, and it's something I'm so intrigued by given my research on dance criticism last semester. There are so many opinions about something so subjective that I don't know how conclusions can be reached...but we're trying.
Check out the conversation and let me know what you think. Why do you trust the dance critics you agree with? How important is criticism to the dancer/choreographer? What do you think gives a writer/person the authority to judge such an art form?