Four farewells, three Romeos, a duet squared, and definitely only one Saburo Teshigawara (updated Thurs 7/22 with photos and a bit of commentary!)

But first: to all of you who came out on a blearily hot summer morning for my talk for the Dance Critics Association conference (see previous post ): thank you. It was lovely to meet those of you I've only corresponded with or haven't even done that, to see those of you I know, and to receive such a warm and interested response. Some of you who couldn't make it have wanted to know how you can … [Read more...]

Guess who’s giving the keynote address at the Dance Critics Association’s annual conference?

ME! I hope you can make it. The talk will be at the Kimmel Center at NYU this very Friday July 16 at 9:30 AM for about an hour. The Kimmel is at 60 Washington Square South, near the 4th Street stop for the A, C, E, B, D, F, M; the 8th Street stop for the N, R, and W; the Astor Place stop for the 6; and not far from the Union Square stop for N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6. The topic is big: how to write … [Read more...]

Tap City indeed: through time (decade by decade) and the world (beat by beat)

As if to underscore the Americanness of the form, the weeks around Independence Day always see a conflagration of hoofers and hoofing in Manhattan. This year, the events are particularly rich in history and scope. Besides Savion Glover at the Joyce through next week (reviewed at the bottom of this post) and the annual live Tap City events at Symphony Space and the New York Public Library of … [Read more...]