writing on dance
Welcome to my catalogue of writing on dance – a searchable, referenced, linked-up and pretty much complete collection of more than 800 of my published writings on dance (+ a bit more), dating back to 1994. Feel free to jump in.
Latest published articles on the archive
On voices, parts, and playing parts in the many-limbed choreography of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Chakra-channellings and a triploid tantra in a trance-like trio at the 2018 Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid
The flapping of foil and the wearing of y-fronts in a female duet that leads… where? Eduardo Zúñiga’s At Last, at the 2018 Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid
Suspiria leads a crop of new films that track a dance troupe along a path of mounting horror. It’s no surprise – dance has age-old links to dread, delusion and death
A dance work about the world flu pandemic that killed millions at the end of the first world war suggests a humanity invaded
Searing performances by Cojocaru and Caley, and brilliant choreography by MacMillan, in a narrative that would flunk the Bechdel test
An unshowy show that reveals the workings of choreography itself – and makes for a rare and revelatory evening.
Two men embark on an expedition inside the body and beyond the mind, in Jefta van Dinther’s psychedelic Dark Field Analysis
Three farewells and one step forward - my roundup of the London spring 2018 season for Dance International magazine
Designed to be playable anywhere from local theatres to village halls, Ben Wright’s choreographed play has small resources but creates a big world
My randomly changing picks from the archive
On the (r)evolving work of Trisha Brown
On repetition, endurance and godlessness in contemporary choreography
The German company perform a trio of suspenseful, deadpan and always sparkling works by William Forsythe
Adventures in time at Darbar Festival's first sortie into Indian classical dance
Arcane, portentous, mysterious.... Akram Khan's iTMOi is a kind of tarot: part myth, part mystification
Character karaoke and film-clip Frankenstein: a Bolton brown boy's encounter with superheroes becomes a most excellent adventure
On the crossed histories and aesthetics of dance and figure skating
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
Dance macabre with skeleton: Renata Piotrwoska-Auffret sidesteps the usual gendered depictions of dance and death
What is a dance producer? What does it take to be one? I spoke to Farooq Chaudhry, Karthika Naïr and Anand Bhatt to find out more
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