October 29, 2018

Pontus Lidberg Dance's Siren at The Joyce Theater. Photo by Daniel Robinson.  

She sings to you sweetly, promising to satisfy your greatest desire. At first, this desire flickers faintly, a lone flame in your abdomen. Later, it ignites into a full-body fire that sc...

October 15, 2018

This show and review contains material that may offend or disturb. Please consider before reading further. 

Leslie Cuyjet in Juliana F. May's Folk Incest at Abrons Arts Center. Photo by Ian Douglas. 

Which of the following offends you?

a. Toddlers eating each other out
...

October 13, 2018

 Buggé Ballet at Liberty Hall Dance Festival at Kean University. Photo by Al Viciedo. 

The first rule of Elmore Leonard's “10 Simple Rules for Writing” states: "never open with the weather." With all due respect, I'm opening with the weather. 

It was a perfect fall...

October 4, 2018

 RoseAnne Spradlin's Y at New York Live Arts. Photo by Maria Baranova. 

No one walked out. Even better, everyone stayed rapt until the end. Probably the best, the piece received a second, effusive curtain call. 

That’s in marked contrast to RoseAnne Spradlin’s X which...

October 3, 2018

Boris Charmatz's 10000 Gestures at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival. Photo by Chloe Mossessian

The math is simple if unbelievable. 60 minutes + 18 people = 10000 Gestures. The answer is also the title of the piece, and don't let the lack of a co...

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