writing on dance
Welcome to my catalogue of writing on dance – a searchable, referenced, linked-up and pretty much complete collection of more than 780 of my published writings on dance (+ a bit more), dating back to 1994. Feel free to jump in.
Latest published articles on the archive
An unshowy show that reveals the workings of choreography itself – and makes for a rare and revelatory evening.
Designed to be playable anywhere from local theatres to village halls, Ben Wright’s choreographed play has small resources but creates a big world
A special mix of travesty, tribute and unselfconscious sincerity is the hallmark of the all-male Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Young performers deliver snapshots capturing the challenges and impacts of male behaviour in a fresh and brashly comic devised show
The omnivorous and eclectic choreographer who has died aged 88, represented the last of a historic line
A version of Carmen Jones set in revolutionary Cuba, with a heady mix of operatic arias, mambo, Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms
Wayne McGregor on the genesis and the genetic composition of his recombinant dancework Autobiography
The Israeli choreographer led youth groups in an exhilarating open-air performance to celebrate the gory, glorious history of London’s East End
The sun shone on the open-air Dancing City at Greenwich & Docklands Festival, with Cia Moveo and Jesús Rubio Gamo (Spain), and UK's Candoco, Gandini Juggling Project, Humanhood and more
Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s The Statement is the choreographic standout in a company of superb dancers
My randomly changing picks from the archive
The weird appeal of Glee, plus my top 10 season 1 numbers, and a look at a real-life Glee club
On subject, action and number in dance, and in writing about dance
Vandekeybus's combative, many-headed monster of a piece will mess with your head – and it's worth it
My entry in the Guardian's "Musicals we love" series, a delightful comedy with a serious message that puts dance up front
The mutant offspring of Riverdance, the Wizard of Oz and Rocky Horror – and not in a good way
In which I am embraced by humanity, and then flinch from hugs.
Jakop Ahlbom combines stage magic with references to classic scary movies in a cult show that returns the horror genre to the theatre
Where does the inner conflict at the heart of flamenco come from?
In which I take three Londoners on blind dates with dance. What happened?
A Romeo and Juliet that is, BTW, both OMG! and WTF?, IMHO… so there!
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