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Upcoming Town Hall: Dancers’ Bodies. Promoting Wellness.

I’m really looking forward to attending this event on May 16th, organized by Dance/NYC and Dance/USA. Town Hall: Dancers’ Bodies. Promoting Wellness. Calling All Stakeholders in Dance! Dance/NYC and the Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health invite you to join us … Continue reading

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Clive and the Craft of Criticism

Clive Barnes’ column in the December issue of Dance Magazine addresses the delicate and challenging work of a dance critic. Mr. Barnes, who died on November 19th at the age of 81, admits that he’s “developed a compassion for not … Continue reading

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Quotation of the Day

There is something wonderfully peculiar about the rush of reviewing live art, of translating a nonverbal, transitory form into the English language. How grand, and how strange, not to know what I think of something until I find myself writing … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Criticaster

Criticaster [kri-ti-KAS-ter]: a minor, incompetent critic.  The ending -aster is used to form nouns referring to someone who is inept or unskillful in a certain sphere of activity, for example, poetaster, a person who writes bad poetry, or medicaster, a … Continue reading

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Rockwell Matters: “Doing His Thing”

John Rockwell, former chief dance critic of the NY Times, hopped on the blogging bandwagon a few months ago with Rockwell Matters.  Here’s an excerpt from his “about” section: A nagging problem with mainstream print journalism is the continual need … Continue reading

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