The anonymous neo-burlesque performance artist talks about her new documentary, Narcissister Organ Player. (Artforum, 11/14/18)
A review of Relations at MCA Chicago, an evening of improvisation with Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, and Ishmael Houston-Jones. (The New York Times, 11/5/18)
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)
A review of three rarely seen works by Trisha Brown: Ballet, Pamplona Stones, and Lateral Pass. (Artforum, 10/22/2018)
Gia Kourlas and I reflect on the recent upheavals at New York City Ballet. (The New York Times, 10/18/18)
A profile of the former Batsheva dancer, as she branches out into choreographing for film and creating her own works for the stage. (Dance Magazine, Nov. 2018)
An interview with Juliana F. May about her latest work, Folk Incest, an exploration of trauma and its aftermath. (The New York Times, 10/3/18)
A profile of Kyle Abraham as he creates a new work for New York City Ballet, his first ballet commission. (The New York Times, 9/21/18)
A preview of MoMA’s exhibition “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done,” curated by Ana Janevski and Thomas Lax. (The New York Times, 9/11/18)
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)
For Magazin im August, the magazine of Berlin's Tanz im August festival, an interview with "action architect" Elizabeth Streb.
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)
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)
A short profile of freelance dancer extraordinaire Maggie Cloud. (Dance Magazine, June 2018)
On works by Angie Pittman, Adham Hafez, Lucie Grégoire, and more at the 13th La Mama Moves! Dance Festival. (The New York Times, 5/30/18)
For Artforum, a review of Milka Djordjevich's ANTHEM.
An interview with Clare Barron about her play Dance Nation. (The New York Times, 5/22/18)
Going through some old files I found this review I wrote of Jack Walsh's 2015 documentary on Yvonne Rainer. For some reason I now can't recall, the review was never published. I've been thinking a lot about YR lately (am I ever not thinking about YR?), especially about her excellence as a writer and chronicler of her own history. I also think a lot about how she left and came back (to dance). Anyway, I felt like I should release this from my "Old Desktop" folder and into the world, mostly for the stellar quotes from YR and Steve Paxton.
How has this not been done before? For the dance history enthusiast, that question arises just at the mention of Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer, a discerning and necessary new documentary about the revolutionary choreographer, performer, filmmaker and writer who helped to usher American dance from modern to postmodern in the 1960s — and who, at 81, is still performing and making work today.Read More