Category Archives: Dance writing

Jesse Eisenberg’s Mom Explains the Ballet to Him

Actor Jesse Eisenberg has written a Shouts & Murmurs column for The New Yorker called “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me“. His mother, in fact, chastises him for much more than not knowing anything about the ballet they see. An … Continue reading

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“Political Mother” Review

My review of Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother, performed in October at BAM, is in this month’s issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Read it here, along with wonderful pieces by Siobhan Burke and L.J. Sunshine.

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Fall for Dance: Opening Night

The ninth annual Fall For Dance festival opened on Thursday evening at City Center with the usual fanfare.  The atrium next to the theater buzzed with excitement, and plenty of people without tickets waited near the box office for last-minute … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Rail Dance Reviews

I reviewed Susan Stroman’s newest work for New York City Ballet in this month’s issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Here’s an excerpt: “For the Love of Duke was presented on a triple bill of contemporary works (No Balanchine in the … Continue reading

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Rail Writing

The March issue of The Brooklyn Rail is chock-full of dance articles, so be sure to click on over when you have a chance.  Among the offerings: Christine Hou shared her thoughts on Jon Kinzel’s Responsible Ballet And What We … Continue reading

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