Dance Writing


Goldberg Variations – Ternary Patterns for Insomnia
Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensembel

April 26-28 | The Kennedy Center

As she played that single melodic line that inspired all thirty of Bach’s variations, we could, at last, see the music and the kaleidoscopic quality of a simple melody ringing clear.

Published with Maryland Theatre Guide


Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck
New York City Ballet

March 27-29 | The Kennedy Center

The strength of “Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck” was not the dancing, the vivid costumes, or dancers’ endearing smiles, but something much less sexy: the pacing.

Published with Maryland Theatre Guide


Dearest Home
Kyle Abraham/

February 23-24 | Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

We could see grief rippling through his body—in his quivering hands, heaving chest, and the knobs of his backbone pressing through his skin

Published with Maryland Theatre Guide

More Writing

American Ballet Theatre's "Whipped Cream" – The daydreams of a sugar-crazed child and his imaginative choreographer. (Maryland Theatre Guide)

Dublin Irish Dance's "Stepping Out" – The vulnerable heart of Ireland, a nation known simultaneously for camaraderie and terror, for famine and rolling green hills, came through. (Maryland Theatre Guide)

Matthew Bourne / New Adventures' "The Red Shoes" – A haunting story ballet that asks: are you prepared to pay the price of fame? (730 DC)

Maggie Kudirka on Dancing Through Cancer An interview with Maggie Kudirka on her battle with cancer, the Bald Ballerina, and her fundraiser concert 'No One Can Survive Alone.' (Maryland Theatre Guide)

The DC Guide to Dance – Spring 2018 (730DC)
The DC Guide to Dance – Fall 2017 (730DC)
The DC Holiday Guide to Dance, Music, and Theater – Christmas 2017 (730DC)