October 20, 2017

After completing a blog tour for The Winner: A Ballroom Dance Novel on iRead Book Tours, I thought it would be fruitful — and fun — to turn the tables on myself. In my capacity as a contributor to The Dance Enthusiast, I’m often the one offering critiques. Yet always w...

October 17, 2017

I wasn’t supposed to write about Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. My husband and I were in Philadelphia for the weekend, enjoying our first few childfree days in over two years, and I thought a dance performance would be a nice addition to all the eating and...

October 17, 2017

I've been doing this job for almost five years, and I still haven't gotten around to seeing all the choreographers and companies that show work in New York. It's a testament to the creativity and ingenuity to the concert dance scene that, even with the many challenges...

October 16, 2017

Me, too.*

Here’s the first time (that I had the vocabulary and context to identify it for it was). I was nineteen and in Las Vegas with my fashion-merchandising class at a buying event (fun fact: I actually have a degree in this). While wandering in and out of casinos,...

October 11, 2017

I didn't show up for this in the best state. I was teaching in Brooklyn prior to the show, which translated into a hairy commute that involved taking the J train where stations look like abandoned sets from horror movies. I was hungry. I had to pee. In short, I was exc...

October 8, 2017

It’s always a treat to enter the mind of a lauded dance writer. I had the chance to get the scoop from Eva Yaa Asantewaa about writing for dance, what it can mean to both the dance community and the world at large, plus those Bessies — both hers for Outstanding Service...

October 2, 2017

I could have reviewed Pina. Or Twyla. Or any of the other dozen shows that occurred the third week of September. Instead, I opted to go downtown and catch two emerging female choreographers, who were sharing a one-night program. Compare that to Twyla’s three-week run a...

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