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
Where does the inner conflict at the heart of flamenco come from?
The Royal Ballet and its outliers: a fascinating but over-egged dance-opera, a jaw-droppingly delusional space-ballet, and a classy, unclassical closer.
Jakop Ahlbom combines stage magic with references to classic scary movies in a cult show that returns the horror genre to the theatre
Adventures in time at Darbar Festival's first sortie into Indian classical dance
Black Swan is just the latest in a long line of ballet films that thrive on melodrama and horror
Commanding, challenging, enlightening and uplifting: a programme of dance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by Steve Reich
Surgery, sexy? A kneebone with a funnybone? … Who knew?
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
An extraordinary film about going for a walk that stops you in your tracks
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