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
Inside Horror: backstage stories from Jakop Ahlbom's company
Sensorial and sensitive, Theo Clinkard's This Bright Field is both almost brilliant and overly fragile.
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
Company Chameleon's portrayal of bipolar disorder and its effects on relationships is both sympathetic and unflinching
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
My randomly changing picks from the archive
On subject, action and number in dance, and in writing about dance
There are no rules for learning choreography – or are there? Choreographers and choreography teachers talk from experience
Vandekeybus's combative, many-headed monster of a piece will mess with your head – and it's worth it
Looking back to the early works of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
Enlightening, exhilarating and exasperating in equal measure, Jill Johnston's collected criticism is a window onto a mythical decade, the 60s
Where does the inner conflict at the heart of flamenco come from?
Is dance horror a Thing? I peek through my fingers at stage and screen, both riveted and repulsed by what I see…
About 3 days ago
Now on sanjoyroy.net: Company Chamelon: Words Unspoken / Witness sanjoyroy.net/2017/05/compan… pic.twitter.com/z8dIaK3eCl
About 5 days ago
Thrilled, of course, that The Babadook has become a queer icon.
Way to go!! #kensington
About 2 weeks ago
Ends tomorrow! twitter.com/sadlers_wells/…
Your email address:
Send post to email address, comma separated for multiple emails.