Summer ’14 Update

Busy spring/summer of writing and reading! –I finished an extensive revision of my novel-in-progress thanks to a deep reading from the ever-wise Ethel Rohan. –I joined a writing group with marvelous Bridget Quinn and Kate Folk...

Recent Dance Writing

I’ve been doing a lot of dance/performance writing lately, and thought I would collect it here: Interview with Korean Shaman-singer Dohee Lee. This was a special encounter for me, and I wish I’d had at least twice the space to profile...

Froustey’s First “Giselle”

January 26, 2014 War Memorial Opera House It was good to discover much more about new San Francisco Ballet principal Mathilde Froustey in her “Giselle” debut here Sunday. She certainly drew instant adoration from the sold-out matinee audience—the...

I’m feeling good about 2014. Perhaps finishing a major revision of your five-years-in-the-making novel four days before January 1st will do that for you. I’ve got the glow of New Year promise. –I’ve hopped on board that Elena Ferrante...

Carreno’s Ballet San Jose

The revelation of Ballet San Jose’s gala Saturday was Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida in the Le Corsaire pas de deux-—any balletomanes out there know these two? What a sight he was: exotic passion and perfect form. And she spun through a perfect...