What Happens When Critical Opinion Separates From An Audience?
A poll of movie critics worldwide asking about the best movies of the 21st Century so far shows a big gap between the critics and the box office. Is it inevitable as an art form matures that critical taste leaves the audience behind?… read more
AJBlog: diacritical | Douglas McLennan’s blog
This Week in Audience: Are Middle Class Values Stifling The Arts?
This Week: Have orchestra pops concerts lost the pops thread?… A decade of experimenting with pay-as-you-will theatre in Charleston… NBC confirms a shift in how audiences want to watch the Olympics… Are middle class norms … read more
AJBlog: AJ Arts AudiencePublished 2016-08-28
Borne on a West Coast Breeze
The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs during Jacob’s Pillow’s last week of the summer. Pacfic Northwest Ballet in Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements. (L to R): Christian Poppe, Sarah Ricard Orza, Lesley Rausch, Seth Orza, and Matthew … read more
AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-08-28
The Future of Orchestras Part IV: Attention-Span
A colleague in Music History at a major American university reports that it has become difficult to teach sonata form because sonata forms transpire over 15 minutes and more. This topic – shrinking attention-span — … read more
AJBlog: Unanswered Question Published 2016-08-27