Introducing Danceletter

I started a newsletter! (And in the spirit of keeping it low-maintenance, chose the most obvious title I could think of.) The first dispatch includes ramblings on perfectionism, why I’m hooked on the Pro Cheerleading Podcast, and more. You can read it and sign up for future letters (delivered straight to your inbox roughly twice a month) here.

"Indigenous Is Not a Genre"

A preview of the First Nations Dialogues, a weeklong series bringing together Indigenous artists from Australia, Canada, and the United States, including Muriel Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater, below. (The New York Times, 1/1/19)

Annie Tritt for The New York Times

Annie Tritt for The New York Times

Best Dance of 2018

Looking back on dance in 2018, I highlight one standout moment (among many): Kyle Abraham’s first ballet, The Runaway. (The New York Times, 12/7/18)

Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

Dancing Sorrow and Rage

An interview with Kimberly Bartosik about her tentative path to becoming a choreographer and her latest work, I hunger for you. (The New York Times, 10/30/18)

Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times

Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times

On This Land

A story about the growing practice of Indigenous land acknowledgment at New York City dance spaces, a movement catalyzed by Emily Johnson. (The New York Times, 8/1/18)

Dolly Faibyshev for the New York Times

Dolly Faibyshev for the New York Times

Dancing in Life and on 'Pose'

Three stars of the FX show — Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dominique Jackson, and Jason A. Rodriguez — talk about dancing on- and offscreen. (The New York Times, 7/17/18)

Erik Tanner for The New York Times

Erik Tanner for The New York Times

Ashley Bouder, Feminist Ballerina

A profile of the New York City Ballet principal, whose own company, the Ashley Bouder Project, provides a creative platform for women and other underrepresented voices in ballet. (The New York Times, 6/30/18)

Andrea Mohin for The New York Times

Andrea Mohin for The New York Times

No Clear Path

A short profile of freelance dancer extraordinaire Maggie Cloud. (Dance Magazine, June 2018)

Courtesy Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Courtesy Works & Process at the Guggenheim