No disrespect to Mr. Balanchine, but since he worked on both sides of the artistic fence in both classical ballet and Hollywood I can see why he wouldn't put much value in investigating the distinction between high art and entertainment since both had lined his pockets. <P>Incidentally, Martha Graham was said to have thought that dancing on Broadway was whoring yourself. She may have died poor but she certainly had an opinion about the social location of the work she was making.<P>Of course our ideas of what is of artistic value changes through time, and trying to put everything into tidy little boxes is a wasted effort--except if you work for a government agency, or are a number cruncher in an office somewhere--in which case it becomes of paramount importance. Which is fundamentally why I think it really is important to engage in critical discourse about art because if "we" don't consider the worth of artistic creation, someone else will. Like it or lump it, that's basically how our society works, we assign values.<P>("Porky's II," Stuart? LOL!
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