Macaulay loves children. Loves. Loves children. So much so, that he was once arrested for photographing little children in their little bathingsuits without their parents’ permission. The police jailed him initially and authorities investigated him for several months. He’s written about what a horrible experience it was and tries to persuade the reader that he was ultimately found innocent of any wrongdoing – much like he has tried to defend himself in today’s NYT. But it remains that the critic who The New York Times has sent on the road to cover what has become known as a children’s ballet has a history with children that would make any parent uncomfortable. If Haglund had a child in a production, he wouldn’t want Macaulay anywhere near the kid and he certainly wouldn’t want Macaulay pandering to his child in The New York Times. He wouldn’t want Macaulay writing about his child:
As you follow the action from room to room here, you’re so close to the performers that you’re involved in a new way. My favorite moment came in the battle scene when a child mouse caught my eye, picked up her tail mischievously and swung it in a quick circle, like rope.orThe children all look motivated and ample, with warm, elegant upper bodies. In Tuesday’s cast, Ana Arrieta played Tess with the kind of absorption and prettiness that made the young Elizabeth Taylor heart-catching in her first movies.