Janice Berman

Janice Berman was an editor and senior writer at New York Newsday. She is a former editor in chief of Dance Magazine.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  Dynamics and Glow at the S.F. Ballet
April 4, 2014

A San Francisco Ballet program of Caprice, Maelstrom, and Rite of Spring sparkles as the dancers go for all.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  Enigmatic and Thrilling <em>Trilogy</em>
April 2, 2014

Enigmatic and often thrilling, Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Shostakovich Trilogy, the first-ever co-production of American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet, had its West Coast premiere.

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Feature Article
March 28, 2014

The artistic director of San Francisco Ballet is as vital and creative, at 71, as ever. He distills lessons from his career as he talks about his new ballet.

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Dance REVIEW
 ODC Dance Company  The Boulders and the Beautiful
March 20, 2014

The ODC Dance Company’s opening-night work, boulders and bones, the second choreographic collaboration between Brenda Way and KT Nelson is a don't-miss trifecta of dance, music, and visual arts.

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Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Seamless Unity, One Message: Dance
February 22, 2014

It’s rare to see dancers perform not only gorgeously but with such seamless unity as the Cedar Lake Ballet.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  The Memory of Dance, on Fire
February 20, 2014

The S.F. Ballet launched its second mixed bill of the season with a tasty buffet that included Natalia Makarova's La Bayadère included Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  From Rote <em>Tears</em> to Ravishing <em>Lands</em> at S.F. Ballet
February 18, 2014

Program 2 at the S.F. Ballet moves from a rather rote Tears onto delight in From Foreign Lands and a radiance in Borderlands

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Dance REVIEW
 Ballet San Jose  Ballet San Jose Serenades Its Audience
February 14, 2014

After shaking off some initial jitters the Ballet San Jose works its magic and sets the footing for a strong relationship with the audience to come.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet Hamburg Ballet Fun, Nebulous <em>Dream</em>: Hamburg Ballet
February 12, 2014

John Neumeier and the Hamburg Ballet's Midsummer Night's Dream isn't just neoclassicism on a grand scale, with dazzling costumes, magical settings, a full orchestra, and plenty of fine dancers — it's great fun.

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Feature Article
February 10, 2014

A peek at this season’s promising movers, shakers, dancers, and makers.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  Aszure Waves of Grace
February 7, 2014

Aszure Barton’s 2012 creation for seven gifted dancers — six men, one woman, her co-collaborators, comes to San Francisco Performances.

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Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  All Hail Martha Graham: A Company Alive and Well
January 31, 2014

The return of Martha Graham Dance Company to Zellerbach Hall featured dancers with strong Graham technique, style, and substance and repertory that was alive and juicy.

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Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  Of Body and Soul in Compelling Dance
January 19, 2014

Glorious dancing to a seeming musical puzzle is the signature of Random Dance’s Far, the London company seen at Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Dance REVIEW
 Stanford Live  For the Love of Dance, All Together Now
November 18, 2013

The Festival Jérôme Bel demonstrated new ways we can think across the boundaries of artist and non-artist, performer and spectator, in refreshingly fun shows at Stanford.

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Dance REVIEW
 Ballet San Jose  Ballet San Jose: A Gala as an Exception, and Exceptional
November 16, 2013

As far as galas go, the one at Ballet San Jose welcoming the new Artistic Director spoke well for the company’s future.

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Feature Article
November 10, 2013

José Manuel Carreño, the new artistic director of Ballet San Jose, has a vision for the company that is globe-hopping and local, contemporary and neo-classical; a refreshed troupe that will hold its own near and far.

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Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Storybook Beauty From Shanghai Ballet
November 1, 2013

The Butterfly Lovers, distinctively Chinese by design and beautiful to look at, reveals the strengths and weaknesses inherent in this east/west mash-up.

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Dance REVIEW
   Poetry in Motion, Lines Ballet Grounds and Inspires
October 25, 2013

Alonzo King Lines Ballet performs two works, one of which is inspired through line, poetry, and writing; all incorporated into the choreography.

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Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Dance, As Memory Flutters By
October 23, 2013

A visit from the Nederland Dans Theater, ecstatically received on opening night, featured dancers that can handle any style, mood or mode, even in pursuit of the same theme — memory and regret — in each of two ballets.

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Dance REVIEW
 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  <em>A Rite</em> as a Ritual, a Riot to Understand
October 11, 2013

In the centennial year of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, comes the new, perplexing and engaging dance/theater piece A Rite.

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