What Luca Veggetti says In the article by Claudia La Rocco hits the nail on the head.
If the culture is degenerate, don't pander to it.
if Dante had pandered to the ambient culture, there would be no Italy today. The joint would be a collection of warring principalities tied together by the name Romani-stan, with a total population of about 25,000 haggard faces and an individual life expectancy of 37 years.
We have to face the fact that our culture is, at this point, totally degenerate. There is virtually nothing good about it, as an overview of the daily news broadcasts shew.
Pander to Basic Instinct, and there will be nothing left.
The difference between popular culture today, and popular culture a century or so ago, is that everything known as "popular" at the present time is as synthetic as Kool-Aid, a creation of the large financial groups that run Hollywood, rock-'music', and the video-game industry. Over the past century, those financial groups have succeeded in 'nurturing', if that is the word, a Western population that has become almost entirely predictable - because neuroses (Basic Instinct, unfettered), being a logical system, will always be predictable.
I mean, if any one out there still thinks that the video-game industry is clean innocent fun, consult your nearest Ornithologist for an explanation of how the Ostrich works.
If we in the so-called art world pander to popular culture, we are actually pandering to the paymasters in Hollywood and the rock-and-video-game industry. And turning our back on our job, which is to give youth a chance to think about something other than the latest snuff-film.
The fantastic thing - among other fantastic things, actually - about music, dancing and singing, is that they are the basic form of art. They are produced by man himself, without aid of anything external - one can sing, make music and dance, without make-up, scenery, costumes, lighting, props, amplifiers .... and nevertheless, it fascinates. It's intrinsic to the art form. Any child can understand that, assuming we do.