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
Dance macabre with skeleton: Renata Piotrwoska-Auffret sidesteps the usual gendered depictions of dance and death
An unfinished symphony of a piece where dance dithers while music swells and swoons
A hard-hitting performative gender smashup
A disarmingly puppyish male duet
In life… in death… in dance. A Taiwanese choreographer gives a painfully primal response to the death of his mother
A dazzling light show with intimations of cosmic mysticism
Jakop Ahlbom combines stage magic with references to classic scary movies in a cult show that returns the horror genre to the theatre
Astonishing, unclassifiable work of dance theatre about an unrepresentable subject
A roundup of Resolution 2017 at The Place, London – and a Biblical parable.
Brief biographies of three choreographers for English National Ballet's triple bill
My randomly changing picks from the archive
My entry in the Guardian's "Musicals we love" series, a delightful comedy with a serious message that puts dance up front
A Romeo and Juliet that is, BTW, both OMG! and WTF?, IMHO… so there!
In which I am embraced by humanity, and then flinch from hugs.
Commanding, challenging, enlightening and uplifting: a programme of dance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by Steve Reich
On the (r)evolving work of Trisha Brown
The late actor's classical dance training helped him smoulder as a romantic hero on stage and screen
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
Arcane, portentous, mysterious.... Akram Khan's iTMOi is a kind of tarot: part myth, part mystification
On subject, action and number in dance, and in writing about dance
Is dance horror a Thing? I peek through my fingers at stage and screen, both riveted and repulsed by what I see…
Apparently it's #worldgothday
sanjoyroy.net is 4 years old today! pic.twitter.com/Y00hRxNezt
About 3 days ago
From #SpringForward17 Aarhus: Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek: Alien Express sanjoyroy.net/2017/04/zigan-… pic.twitter.com/ax9Gjt62W4
About 5 days ago
See it. Feel it. #HorrorTheShow twitter.com/sadlers_wells/…
About 6 days ago
Hard-hitting gender smashup #SpringForward17 Aarhus: Himherandit: WOMAN sanjoyroy.net/2017/05/himher… pic.twitter.com/uicA9D9JAQ
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