Category Archives: Reviews

Rooting for the Home Team: American Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] During American Ballet Theatre’s Metropolitan Opera House season, it’s rare to see a dancer who is still a work in progress perform a leading role. The company can’t afford to take risks when it

Rooting for the Home Team: American Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] During American Ballet Theatre’s Metropolitan Opera House season, it’s rare to see a dancer who is still a work in progress perform a leading role. The company can’t afford to take risks when it

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has a repertoire full of “sock ballets,” typified by the thin socks the dancers often wear to help them glide over the floor, but also by a general slipperiness.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has a repertoire full of “sock ballets,” typified by the thin socks the dancers often wear to help them glide over the floor, but also by a general slipperiness.

In Bloom: New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ballet galas can be disheartening affairs — miscellaneous collections of orphaned pas de deux, presented with little concern for programming beyond projecting the least interesting, “ta-da” aspects of ballet to the (not actually)

In Bloom: New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ballet galas can be disheartening affairs — miscellaneous collections of orphaned pas de deux, presented with little concern for programming beyond projecting the least interesting, “ta-da” aspects of ballet to the (not actually)

Found Objects: Ivy Baldwin’s Ambient Cowboy

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ivy Baldwin is a collector of steps. I imagine her gathering them the way a wine enthusiast amasses bottles, with an eye for quality and taste, storing them in the cool cellar of

Found Objects: Ivy Baldwin’s Ambient Cowboy

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Ivy Baldwin is a collector of steps. I imagine her gathering them the way a wine enthusiast amasses bottles, with an eye for quality and taste, storing them in the cool cellar of

Slow Dancing: Last Touch First at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A few years ago, photographer David Michalek filmed 43 dancers and choreographers with a high-definition camera. He projected the clips on giant screens at Lincoln Center. Each five-second segment was played in extreme

Slow Dancing: Last Touch First at the Joyce Theater

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] A few years ago, photographer David Michalek filmed 43 dancers and choreographers with a high-definition camera. He projected the clips on giant screens at Lincoln Center. Each five-second segment was played in extreme

6000 Miles Away–or, a Love Letter to Sylvie Guillem

[Read this article on The Huffington Post.] To American ballet fans younger than 35 or so, Sylvie Guillem is a mythical creature. We missed her years as the star of first the Paris Opéra Ballet and then the Royal Ballet.

6000 Miles Away–or, a Love Letter to Sylvie Guillem

[Read this article on The Huffington Post.] To American ballet fans younger than 35 or so, Sylvie Guillem is a mythical creature. We missed her years as the star of first the Paris Opéra Ballet and then the Royal Ballet.

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s New York Season

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Paul Taylor’s greatest gift is shading — adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography reaches bright extremes, yet its strongest

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s New York Season

[Read this review on The Huffington Post.] Paul Taylor’s greatest gift is shading — adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography reaches bright extremes, yet its strongest