Culture Fop Whisky and 'Oyster': How to Acquire a Taste for Dance

Yes, contemporary dance can be pretentious. But it can also be deliciously grotesque and sublime.

I know, I know. Dance is scary. And by "scary," I mean it can come across as pretentious. Contemporary dance in particular. Like contemporary visual art, it often features that maddening mixture of I-could-have-done-that simplicity and inscrutable high-minded theory. And there’s nothing worse than not getting something. So we stay away.