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The Joffrey+Ballet in the U.S.

I am delighted to announce an exhibition I am curating on The Joffrey Ballet. (Press release here.) The history of this compan

Urban Choreography

This semester I’m teaching a new course. I’ve hesitated to teach about dance too directly, worried about scaring off stude

What rich research and ongoing conversation was the Accumulation conference! It primarily featured young scholars moving the f

The field of dance history has evolved so much over the last 30 years. Where is it now? What kinds of research does it encoura

I’m so proud of my friend (and former student and graduate of the Bachelor’s Program at The New School). Here is a

Moving Ballet

Harper Watters of Houston Ballet is someone to watch–confronting ballet’s gender and racial limitations one TikTok

Choreography as Directing

My essay on Jerome Robbins as a director has just been published! It’s in an inspiring anthology edited by Harvey Young,

Voice of My City–Virtual Version

A digitized view of the exhibition I curated marking the 100th anniversary of Jerome Robbins’ birth is now available! Vo

If dance is a kind of knowledge, what kind of knowledge is it? What are the power relations between a moving body and a speaki

I revisited the research for my first book in this talk for the Peoria Fine Arts Society on February 13. It’s always use

The Dance Collection at 75

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,

Deconstructing Fosse

I’m delighted to be part of a special issue of Studies in Musical Theatre devoted to dance and edited by the fabulous pa

Paramodernities is here (in NYC)!

Trailer here. New York Times Critic’s Pick!! (Review here.)

Critic’s Pick: “How solid is this show…”

So says the New York Times about the Robbins exhibition (full review here)! There was also an article in The Times of Israel;

Robbins’ New York Portraits

My remarks for the program on Robbins’ New York Portraits at the Library for the Performing Arts with Adrian Danchig-War

More Robbins

The Robbins’ events continue: a discussion at the Gotham Center with Carol Oja on Bernstein and Robbins; a showing of sn

Happy 100, Jerry!

I’ve been thinking about you, Jerome Robbins. Here is a video tour of the exhibition on Playbill.com; another video tour

I never met Jerome Robbins but I feel like I’ve been living with him for the last few years. What he left behind–the l


Conversation is an integral part of Netta Yerushalmy’s conception of Paramodernities. There’s a performance of dance and w


The world premiere of Paramodernities occurred last week at Jacob’s Pillow. What a whirlwind! Preview article of the project

Back to Dance

Perhaps you can never really leave it. But dance has become more central in my life again this year. Primarily it’s because

Paramodernities #5

I’m returning to a previous life as a performer…. I’m delighted to be a part of Netta Yerushalmy’s Par

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York

In the ballets Fancy Free, Age of Anxiety, and Glass Pieces, and especially the musical and film West Side Story, the choreogr

Paramodernities #5 (Fosse)

Dancer/choreographer Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities is an experimental project that bridges dance, critical theory,

Don’t Stop and Criticize–Go

Dances at a Gathering (1969) is one of Jerome Robbins’ most acclaimed ballets. Danced to Chopin, it is a meditation on relat

Mod in the Park

The dancer-choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has undertaken a project right up my historian’s alley: she is re-imagining th

A Center for Dance

Yesterday I gave a talk at the Center for Ballet and the Arts about other centers–City Center and Lincoln Center. The ta

Ballet Class

Today the fellows of the Center for Ballet and the Arts took a ballet class given by Melissa Barak, another fellow. CBA boasts

Center for Ballet and the Arts

The Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at NYU had an auspicious debut in September. There were the necessary calls to high i

Kyle deCamp, Urban Renewal: A Multimedia Solo

The choreographer, performer, urbanist Kyle deCamp performed a piece on urban renewal on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7pm, at Barnard

Bodies in Motion

As shocking as the balloon nudes of Matisse and fractured bodies of Duchamp were, at least they stayed on the canvas. There bo

“The Rite Of Spring”

Spring 1913: artwork that caused outrage, derision, acclaim, and confusion. Movement never seen before: feet pounding, torsos

Sailors, Fancy Free

Exhibition Object and Text, Masterpieces of Everyday New York: Objects as Story (Kellen Gallery, Shelia Johnson Design Center,

Seeing the City: West Side Story and New York

The movie West Side Story opens with an aerial panorama of New York City, starting from the southern tip of Manhattan with a v

Barbara Morgan Captures Dance



Part of “This is Your Exhibition,” on view on 3rd Floor, 66 W. 12th St.. Image source: MoMa  I grew up loving ballet, hat

Dance and the City

Festschrift for Rüdiger Kunow (2013) All great art is born of the metropolis. — Ezra Pound For some years now I have be

“My Feet are Again on This Earth”

in African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, ed. Daniel Schulman (Spertus Museum and Northwester University Press, 2

A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York

The musical and the film West Side Story reveal the dynamics of urban life in mid-20th century New York City, both the intra

Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey

Modern Bodies exposes the social dynamics that shaped American modernism and moved modern dance to the edges of society, a p

Miss Hill

Appearance as a guest speaker in Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter A formidable administrator and advocate, Martha Hill fought to

Free to Dance

A three-part documentary, Free to Dance narrates the critical role of African American choreographers and dancers in the dev