i love going to dance performances and even if it ends up being a work i don’t care for, i still usually have fun. but there are a few things i can’t quite take….
~ intentionally unmusical choreography. i remember once seeing a modern piece where a bunch of big crazy jumps were set to a slow adagio and it drove me crazy. unmusical choreography bugs me anyway, but if it’s obviously done on purpose that’s even worse : /
~ choreography that pretends to be really deep or cutting edge or controversial and people are like “ohhh, that must symbolize blahblahblah” but really it’s just super weird and doesn’t make any sense. (or maybe i’m just shallow).
~ hyper flexibility ballets with over-splits and unattractive crotch shots and ballets that are just shy of sex in a unitard. also those isolation ballets where dancers just roll around isolating hands or hips or feet or whatever and occasionally go into convulsions.
~ extreme over the top over-drama.
but, to each his own : )