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Ohad Naharin’s Advice to Critics

Dance Magazine has posted Ohad Naharin’s acceptance speech at the November 9th Dance Magazine Awards.  Instead of offering thanks, he shared some advice for critics that is both insightful and humorous.  And how interesting to hear a dancer and choreographer … 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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Clive Barnes, Dance Critic, Dies at 81

Although I knew Clive Barnes for his monthly “Attitudes” column in Dance Magazine, he spent many years as a dance and drama critic for The NY Times and wrote for several British newspapers as well.  Here’s an excerpt describing his time at … 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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Deborah Jowitt Fired from The Village Voice

Word has quickly spread among the online dance community about the firing of The Village Voice chief dance critic, Deborah Jowitt, who had been there for forty years.  This is only one of many dance critics who have been fired … Continue reading

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