Tag 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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The Rail is Here! For Real.

The February issue of The Brooklyn Rail is now online and in print.  The dance section is packed with good stuff this month:  Thom Donovan’s review of choreographer Miguel Gutierrez’s performance texts, Mary Love Hodges’ spotlight on The Tank, and … Continue reading

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Meeting Deborah Friedes

Since this past February, Winger contributor and independent dance blogger Deborah Friedes and I have been emailing and commenting on each others’ posts after Katie Glasner (my dance professor at Barnard and Deborah’s teacher at Princeton Ballet School) suggested we … Continue reading

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Dance Magazine – The Body Issue

Cover image of Dance Magazine, July 2008, photo by Kristie Kahns I’ll be in the Adirondack Mountains for the next few days, with little or no internet access and therefore no blogging. It’s not always easy to suddenly disconnect from … 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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