The British Guardian borrows our ideas. (You're welcome!)
Dance critic Judith Mackrell of The Guardian has written a post that credits "the Artsjournal dance blog" for "chatter" and "wishful thinking" in our hopes for an ambassador for dance on the model of Pavarotti.
So does Mackrell go on to prove how stupid this whole topic is? No! She borrows it whole hog for her own column, after making it properly British. (She doesn't want an ambassador for dance worldwide, but a missionary for British dance.)
And of course it's all over the place--it's a conversation. A lot of you contributed. Thank you for that!
Tonya Plank (a.k.a. Swan Lake Samba Girl), who's been contributing all along (thank you, Tonya!), writes in this morning:
Yay, we started a trend! I think Carlos Acosta is a great ambassador for the Brits. I'm dying to read his memoir. I think the person who nominated Nureyev was right on the mark, too. If only he were still alive... Baryshnikov isn't as interested in being in the public eye anymore; somehow I think Rudi would be.
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