Critical interview from Minnesota Playlist on Vimeo.
Minnesota Playlist.com recently interviewed performing arts critics Quinton Skinner (City Pages theater critic), Camille LeFevre (Pioneeer Press dance critic), Dominic Papatola (Pioneer Press theater critic), and Graydon Royce (Star Tribune theater critic) about a variety of subjects including what makes for a good review, the problems that face critics in general and the future of mainstream newspaper criticism in the advent of online media.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The roundable video is 40 minutes long, and Quinton is a bit difficult to hear at times, but this is still a nicely assembled production that anyone who writes about theater in the Twin Cities would benefit from watching to the end (even if the promised "fight" between Graydon and Domnic in the last few minutes is really no more than a pointed difference of opinion, if that.)
Many good points are made here, particularly Domnic's concern about the "tyranny of limitless opinion."
Cheers to Alan Berks and Minnesota Playlist for giving us this insight into what's on the minds of some of the heavy hitters in arts criticism in the Twin Cities today.
Posted by David at 2/23/2009 03:09:00 PM