April 6, 2012, 1:15 am
Actress Corey Tazmania instructs Young Master Berlinerblau at a public rehearsal for Michael Clark's Who's Zoo? at the Whitney Museum
The funny thing about professional dancers is that they are always trying to get non-professionals to dance. Not content to be preternaturally fit, they insist on being gracious as well.
Do novelists—who are neither usually fit nor gracious—encourage rank amateurs to indulge their hankering for prose? Has some Hollywood producer ever pitched a literary spin-off on “Dancing With the Stars” entitled “Writing With the Fictional Masters”? I rest my case.
Yesterday, at the Whitney Biennial 2012, I learned a little more about the endearing qualities of dancers. I attended with my son who, as you may recall, studies ballet. Much to my surprise, the visit would yield…