This is condensed from a 2009 blog post
where I interact online with New Yorker
dance critic Joan Acocella
, criticizing the elasticity of her timeline for postmodernism
. If most everyday users do something, can it be post-?
About Vaslav Najinsky: "The expression and beauty of his body, his featherweight lightness and steel-like strength, his great elevation and incredible gift of rising and seeming to remain in the air, and his extraordinary virtuosity and dramatic acting made him a genius of the ballet."[cit]
Christian Compte's YouTube channel Vaslav Nijinsky
has short clips of the dancer performing. "These aren't films. They are computer-generated artifacts, made by Christian Comte, a French artist who has a studio in Cannes,"[cit]
writes Joan Acocella.
Parody is a key tactic of postmodernism "because it foregrounds quotation and self-referentiality."[cit]