Re: money = ability

Christopher Sumpton (
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 02:25:30 -0800 (PST)


I agree that alot of people in the arts are undervalued by society.
Low wages are just one aspect of this lack of appreciation.

When did the appreciation of art become an exclusively upper or middle
class activity?

Nowadays there are alot of people in my neighbourhood, perhaps I could
suggest worldwide, who are concerned with just having their basic human
needs met. Food, clothing and shelter. Come home from work, eat, maybe
watch a little t.v. and so on, day in day out, ad nausium.

Where does dance and technology fit into their lives?
What do they care about it?

Man, this must seem ridiculous to some - but what happened to the art in
everyone's life? Why is it the select elitist few who should make and have
all the art, and none or little for anyone else?

How unlike the group ecstasy of dithyramb has dance become.