Dance review dissenter Did I see the same show [“Kyle and Camille’’] as critic Janine Parker (“Choreographers bring spirit, softness,’’ g, Aug. 27)? About one-third of the audience left during intermission, though I stayed hoping it would get better. I’ve been attending all kinds of dance performances for most of my 74 years and am a member of Jacob’s Pillow. This was the worst performance I have ever seen. Only the first and last numbers were worth watching. I’d describe it as poor installation art that moved. Are they choreographing for themselves or for an audience?
Reviews like this make me disparage critics. It’s like “The Emperor’s New Clothes.’’ Everyone is afraid to say it’s just plain bad.
BARBARA RUTTENBERG Providence
All’s well with theater critic Don Aucoin’s theater reviews are consistently informative and illuminating. His discerning review of “All’s Well That Ends Well’’ was a gem (“Love, resilience, and redemption in ‘All’s Well,’ ’’ g, Aug. 5). I look forward to reading whatever Aucoin turns his pen to.
DAVID BREAKSTONE Watertown
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