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
Young performers deliver snapshots capturing the challenges and impacts of male behaviour in a fresh and brashly comic devised show
A version of Carmen Jones set in revolutionary Cuba, with a heady mix of operatic arias, mambo, Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms
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
Southpaw’s open-air work combines the combative prowess of its performers with a mythic theme and an awesome auto-combustion
The German company perform a trio of suspenseful, deadpan and always sparkling works by William Forsythe
A hundred community performers join in this hit-and-miss dance-theatre collaboration
Can a tremor become a quake? A ragged, raging piece that pins its hope on the sound of one finger tapping…
Strong performance and striking imagery mask a more fragile dramatic structure in Akram Khan’s Xenos.
My randomly changing picks from the archive
Wuzz-up, booty-bounce, rock-on-rock-on – on dancing Thriller and getting in touch with my inner zombie
In which I take three Londoners on blind dates with dance. What happened?
Should you use words in dance? Or should you put a sock in it and let your feet do the talking?
The Royal Ballet and its outliers: a fascinating but over-egged dance-opera, a jaw-droppingly delusional space-ballet, and a classy, unclassical closer.
Thirty years on, the spirit of prog rock is alive and well and living in Tom Dale
Commanding, challenging, enlightening and uplifting: a programme of dance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by Steve Reich
In which I am embraced by humanity, and then flinch from hugs.
On the crossed histories and aesthetics of dance and figure skating
Where does the inner conflict at the heart of flamenco come from?
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