In dance photography, what was once quite difficult has become quite easy.
I wanted to include the letter on the next page, in part to acknowledge an artists response to current dance criticism generally, but also because the writing about Bill T. Joness work has a specific context that I think deserves more discussion than is usually granted.
Dear Gia Kourlas, In July I went to the performance Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray, presented by Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Rose Theater.
Whatever broad definition one can generally make for critical distance these days, I know I didnt have it during the month and a half I was living at Mount Tremper Arts.
What conditions does an artist need to make anything worthwhile? Aside from such craft-specific tools as paintbrushes or actors, the basic resources for invention are: time and attention, and freedom from the scramble to find time and attention.