This week is the Dance Alabama ensemble. . . and is always a good show. . . and increasingly much in demand. (You can expect that the Friday evening show will sell out.)
My experience is that folks either love or hate dance. . . rarely much in between. The haters say that they just don’t know how to respond. “The bodies are interesting enough, but what am I supposed to make of it all?”
You might argue that with “Dancing With the Stars,” and with “So You Think You Can Dance?” (and a remake of “Footloose”) that dance is at a high point. . . but most professional dance companies are struggling.
Might be worth reminding ourselves that there was a moment in American culture when art dance, social dance, and mainstream popular culture were fully aligned:
Do you take dance seriously as an artform? (Outside of this class) Would you pay money to attend a professional dance company event?