Vale Hilary Crampton ~ theatre notes

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Vale Hilary Crampton

Sad news this morning on Chloe Smethurst's blog: dance critic Hilary Crampton died on the weekend. Crampton was a passionate educator and an influential and astute shaper of arts policy as well as a perceptive dance critic: she reviewed for the Age from 1997 until just before her death. A tribute on the Ausdance site lists her many achievements. "While Hilary was best known as a writer, educator and advocate," it says, "she primarily saw herself as an artist and an arts practitioner who could write, a sentiment well reflected in her insightful writing."

1 comment:

lolo said...

Vale indeed - Hilary's writing was surely the mark against which other criticism should be measured - intelligent, considered and constructive. Words that describe Hilary as well. Much missed.