Jess Curtis/Gravity

I reviewed Jess Curtis/Gravity’s premiere of “Dances for Non/Fictional Bodies” for Dance Magazine: For the better part of a decade, Jess Curtis has been on a self-styled trajectory, presenting himself as an artist equally...

‘Black Swan’ Hype

I’ve been silently watching the ‘Black Swan’ acclaim in befuddlement, and so was happy to receive this email from SF Chronicle reader James Pendergast, who shares an insightful review by his stepson Kurt Ackridge. (I requested...

Apollo’s Angels

I reviewed Jennifer Homans’ new history of ballet for the San Francisco Chronicle: “Jennifer Homans begins and ends her weighty new cultural history of ballet with a provocative old claim: Ballet is dead. Let’s set aside the...

Mark Morris’ “Socrates”

I wrote about the Mark Morris Dance Group for San Francisco Classical Voice yesterday: “Last week marked the first return of the Mark Morris Dance Group to UC Berkeley since Robert Cole’s retirement and Matías Tarnopolsky’s start as...

Hello!

Greetings! You’ve landed on the website of writer Rachel Howard. I’m an author, journalist, dance critic, and writing teacher. However, I’m not a web designer (hence the circa 2005 site design—the pink is getting a little old). I’m also not much...