writing on dance
Welcome to my catalogue of writing on dance – a searchable, referenced, linked-up and pretty much complete collection of more than 700 of my published writings on dance (+ a bit more), dating back to 1994. Feel free to jump in.
Latest published articles on the archive
Friday 13th: a lucky night at Resolution, with spacey harmonics, a melancholic miniature and a fairytale quest for artistic success
Corporate street dance, elastic echoes and deft division between individual and group
Hetain Patel’s American Man – the grown-up follow-up to his American Boy – is both more adult and more out of synch with its subjects
Charlotte Vincent’s brave exploration of our hypersexualised world and its effect on children entering adulthood.
Musician FKA twigs' performance-dance-installation-design-fashion-music hybrid: unnervingly zeitgeisty
Aditi Mangaldas‘s company in a kathak-rooted reflection on ageing
Class and iconoclasm intermingle in Michael Clark's latest evening of work - always stylish, intermittently substantial
A clever, streetwise retake on the story of Oliver Twist is powered by its dance and choreography but the twist in its tale is a bit of a dodge
The varied and versatile dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a terrific mixed bill, with Paul Taylor's marvellous tango piece as its highlight
An interview with Indian dancer-choreographer Aditi Mangaldas, prior to her UK tour starting at Dance Umbrella festival, London
My randomly changing picks from the archive
Surgery, sexy? A kneebone with a funnybone? … Who knew?
The almost bewildering multiplicity of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's work comes from personal history, and a vision of choreography as a social art
Arcane, portentous, mysterious.... Akram Khan's iTMOi is a kind of tarot: part myth, part mystification
There are no rules for learning choreography – or are there? Choreographers and choreography teachers talk from experience
The weird appeal of Glee, plus my top 10 season 1 numbers, and a look at a real-life Glee club
Both man and music are small, perfectly formed and bigger on the inside. My "hommage à Ravel" to mark the composer’s birthday on 7 March
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
Skill, beauty, poetry, emotion – the guy’s an artist. Watch these clips to see for yourself
A site-specific commission at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, by Shobana Jeyasingh
What have Ravel's only two operas in common? Nothing – except the death of a parent
1 of vvvv few times I've given a 1* review in 15 years @guardianstage was for: #MichaelFlatley. theguardian.com/stage/2006/ap…
About 2 days ago
"someone redirected colossalbellend.com to [Michael] Flatley’s official website. Bellend is a British insult.” gu.com/p/5m6gx/stw
#Res2017: @h_elizabeth_cox @JohnRossDance @ElisaSchilling Helen Cox, John Ross Dance, Simone and Elisabeth sanjoyroy.net/2017/01/helen-… pic.twitter.com/JN9gzAgHEA
About 3 days ago
#Res2017: What is Written Dance Company, Kuan-Yu Chen, Maria Miguel Rodrigues sanjoyroy.net/2017/01/writte… pic.twitter.com/KE8Qj25W5f
About 4 days ago
#BlakWhyteGray @BoyBlueEnt my review theguardian.com/stage/2017/ja…
About 5 days ago
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