RAGTIME Revival at Macy's Parade
For those who haven't seen the Ragtime
performance from the Macy's Parade, here's a link to the clip
I found it underwhelming. The setting is lovely, but the lip synchronization is very out at the beginning and I found the performer's bodies lacking in energy, which is fine when the camera is on their faces but as soon as it pulled out to show their whole bodies... well, it was just dead. It kicks into a higher gear when the camera pans to the ensemble for a chorus or two of the opening number, but even this doesn't look like a fully energised or committed performance, particularly from the white folks and the African Americans.
I realise it's difficult and early and all that, but... I just didn't find it as thrilling as I think it should be.