Feb 12 2011

Geographical Distribution of Standing Ovations

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It occurred to me while at a UMS performance whether anyone has ever studied the geographical distribution of standing ovations. Where are they most likely? Ann Arbor is not a traditional major arts center but it does get some decent performances coming through town.

So in places far from major arts centers, are audiences more likely to give a standing ovation because they really appreciate seeing a reasonably good performance? Or are they more stingy with them than New York because they don’t want to seem like provincials that will applaud anything?

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