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What a wild month May was. I unexpectedly wrote two Sunday Profiles for the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle, published within a few weeks of each other. First, what was originally assigned as a shorter feature became a tale of...

Shostakovich Returns

It’s hard to do Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy justice, but I was so knocked out by it last year that I had to try. This is a review I wrote of last year’s San Francisco Ballet premiere timed to serve as preview for...

A bit of time has passed since I’ve posted any updates about what I’ve been working on. –I talked with photographer Lucy Gray about her new book Balancing Acts, which follows three superlative ballerinas (Tina LeBlanc, Katita...

SF Ballet Gala

San Francisco Ballet Gala January 22nd, 2015 War Memorial Opera House Last night the San Francisco Ballet opened its 30th season with Helgi Tomasson at the helm with an onstage toast to his accomplishment: The transformation of a charming...

“San Francisco’s Postmodern Dance Pioneers”: a consideration of ODC and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s home seasons, just out in the latest Hudson Review and on the review’s website, with video clips.

Critical Dialogues #2

The Critical Dialogues experiment continues, this month with Pearl Marill: “WHAT IF, rather than writing a review, a critic sat down with a choreographer to have a two-way conversation about the work? That’s the experiment behind Critical...

Fall Dance

What a pleasure to talk up my top ten dance picks in this fall arts preview for KQED’s website. I’m particularly eager to see Batsheva and Sasha Waltz. Click here for enticing photos and video. Hope to see you at some of these...