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Festival Blog Question of the Month: November, 2008

Posted November 20th, 2008

Have you ever said to yourself after a great post-show discussion, “I wish I had heard this discussion before I saw the show. I would have enjoyed it so much more.”

Artists often resist explaining their work beforehand in interviews, program notes, etc. They want the audience to experience their work without preconceived notions of what the work is about and how they are supposed to respond.

Where do you come down on this?
Is it possible to satisfy both points of view?