I just posted a new response to this discussion, then read yours, and I wish
I'd seen yours first! I think we both said the same thing, essentially,
although I think we have a difference of opinion in terms of Pollock.
By the way, don't you think that your dismissal of tanztheater and dance is
a little eurocentric? It seems to me that dance and stylized verbal song
and/or spoken text has worked very well in the Kabuki, Noh, and Chinese
opera traditions...perhaps because they've been at it longer.