Hopper unknowingly painted for the novel coronavirus era. Thus, a new danced adaptation, luckily coming weeks before bans on in-person performances, has significant resonance. In Tales of Hopper, a repertory dance work that Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance premiered at New Yorks DiMenna Center for Classical Music in late February, Lavagnino and composer Martin Bresnick take on Rothensteins interpretation of incident and of character for Hoppers oeuvre.
Moviegoers have been opting for home viewing before it was forced upon them. Some called the release of Martin Scorseses The Irishman on Netflix the canary in the coalmine for the end of movie theaters. COVID-19 was the sooner-than-expected cave-in. Can streaming be a sustainable business model for ballet?