Whatever happened to “Dance and Love 4″?
Last fall, I wrote three installments of a series on dance and love: one exploring how audience members relate to dancers, another giving a dancer’s perspective on the dancing body and love, and finally one covering collaborative partnerships, long-term love among dancers. I marked the third “3 of 4″. And then — nothing.
What happened is that I waded into territory I didn’t know enough about. Normally this isn’t a problem for a journalist. Journalists, unlike scholars, are willing to publicly plumb ignorance; often, by the time I know a subject well, I’m done with it.
But in this case I realized I needed to slow down, to listen and think, before I spoke.
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