Catching up after a run of four review assignments in four days (reviews of Ballet San Jose’s “Swan Lake” and Robert Moses’ Kin should appear tomorrow and the next day). I checked out the Georgia State Ballet for the...

My review of the Black Choreographers Festival opening in today’s SF Chronicle: “For the past three years, it’s been good to have the Black Choreographers Festival on the scene, but it hasn’t been clear whom the...

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My SF Chronicle review of San Francisco Ballet’s program two is now online. I have no idea why the headline says it’s the season’s first program, when “program 2” is right there in the lede. I’m also not sure...

My review of SF Ballet’s program one for the Chronicle is now online: “Ah, maturity. San Francisco Ballet opened its 75th anniversary season Tuesday with the dance equivalent of a gloriously grown-up dinner party. There’s...

Today, a little behind-the-scenes peek into the world of arts journalism. First, critics don’t write their own headlines. Copy editors do. And fortunately for me, at the Chronicle they usually do a pithy and succinct job, far better than I...

Helgi, In-Depth

You can actually click here to read the full text of my in-depth profile of San Francisco Ballet artistic director Helgi Tomasson for San Francisco Magazine. I really do recommend picking up the hard copy issue, though; the photographs and the...

My review of San Francisco Ballet’s gala for the SF Chronicle is now online: ” “Maestro!” Pascal Molat shouted with a mischievous grin before launching himself into a dizzying whirl of jetes. Soon Nicolas Blanc rushed the...

I’m in Asheville, North Carolina for my graduate school residency in the Warren Wilson College writing program all week. Meanwhile, my list of dance performances to look forward to in the first half of 2008 is in tomorrow’s SF...

My look back at the year in Bay Area dance for the San Francisco Chronicle is now online. In addition to a Top 10, the Chronicle asks its critics to choose a High, Low, Most Improved, and Most Valuable Player. My picks: “HIGH: Gonzalo...

Catching up after travels. The San Francisco Ballet “Nutcracker” is underway, and I reviewed Maria Kotchekova’s delightful debut in in for the Chronicle: “News flash for you lingering holiday dance Grinches: The fusty, old...

I reviewed Margaret Jenkins’ newest for today’s Chronicle: “In the inevitable ebb and flow of a long, rich dance-making career, Margaret Jenkins is reaching high tide. She just finished a piece to premiere as part of San...

The Chronicle asked me to check out the live tour of the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance?” Friday, and I gamely obliged: “It was an astonishing sight Friday: Oakland’s Oracle Arena packed with screaming fans who had...