|re: one of many casualties... I don't agree|
|Posted by: earlybird 02:05 pm EDT 05/23/22|
|In reply to: re: one of many casualties... I don't agree - Singapore/Fling 11:58 am EDT 05/23/22|
|Egregious? Sure. Malevolent? I don't know...
I guess my point from my post above is that the documentary was clearly done in a slapdash, somewhat thoughtless manner. Based on how the project turned out, I can totally believe that they just "didn't get to it." For all we know, maybe they just didn't manage to secure an taping session with Jones during a limited window of filming, and as a result, weren't able to work him, or comments about him, into the documentary. I'm not saying that's a good excuse, and I'm certainly not defending it. But nothing reeks of premeditated snubbing to me. Just seems like they were focused on all the wrong things.
I can also see how, from their narrow, haphazard viewpoint, they might not feel like going through the whole creative team and their contributions. While the choreography of Spring Awakening is certainly distinct, significant, and worthy of note, it's not woven into the fabric of the storytelling in such a way that would put it on the same developmental tier as the writing and the direction (which is basically the only stuff they covered aside from the actors) - i.e. it's not a "dance show," and the dance serves to amplify an anachronistic conceit that's primarily communicated through the music and direction.
They didn't really talk about the design or music direction either. Hell, some of the original cast members barely appear, despite much of the documentary's focus being on the specialness of that original cast.
Again, I'm not defending their choice to omit Jones, just saying that the surrounding context suggests that it was less a result of spite, and more of negligence and tunnel vision.
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