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Janice Berman

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

Articles by this Author

Dance Review
May 31, 2016

Liam Scarlett’s new story ballet is co-produced by San Francisco Ballet and headed here next season.

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Dance Review
April 11, 2016

Justin Peck's dazzling choreography, and Sufjan Stevens' now-classic score The BQE provide a winning hand In the Countenance of Kings.

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Dance Review
April 7, 2016

The premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's quiet, piano ballet is the highlight of a strong program.

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April 1, 2016
It’s not often that a new, full-length ballet with a commissioned score from a top-rank composer makes its appearance, but 2017 will feature one by celebrated choreographer Liam Scarlett. ...
Dance Review
March 31, 2016

Great company seeks great choreographer. The Ailey company won’t disappoint in its repertory items, which is reason enough to see them.

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Dance Review
March 21, 2016

Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada’s Oberlin Dance Collective is still going strong at 45.

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Dance Review
March 21, 2016

Yuri Possokhov creates a ballet that bathes in wonderful artifacts of the Sixties.

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Dance Review
March 14, 2016

A true story of a 19-year-old resisting the Nazis is the latest, powerful addition to Bill T. Jones’ dances exploring racism and social injustice.

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March 9, 2016
The well-respected company is closing, unable to keep its finances in the black....
Dance Review
February 23, 2016

The production, choreographed by the artistic director in 2009, returns to the War Memorial Opera House after a six-year absence.

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Dance Review
February 22, 2016

The company showed plenty of confidence in its first program after returning from a tour of Spain.

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Dance Review
February 1, 2016

Liam Scarlett’s latest ballet goes exuberantly “street,” and Mark Morris’ “Drink to Me Only ...” makes a welcome return.

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Dance Review
January 26, 2016

William Forsythe’s 1999 ballet, Pas/Parts, gets a makeover for its North American premiere.

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Dance Review
December 19, 2015

The Nutcracker, in Helgi Thomasson’s 2004 production, casts a holiday glow.

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Dance Review
November 9, 2015

The singer takes center stage with the company for the world premiere of The Propelled Heart.

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Dance Review
October 20, 2015

The company presented Giselle as choreographed by Alicia Alonso, founder of the Cuban National Ballet.

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Dance Review
October 19, 2015

The choreographer brought everything from Bach to jazz to UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.

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Dance Review
October 12, 2015

Despite some familiar touches in its performance of Umusuna (Memories Before History), the Butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku remains surprising.

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Dance Review
October 5, 2015

The Mariinsky dancers make the most of Prokofiev’s ballet, despite a few interpretive head-scratchers.

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Dance Review
September 28, 2015

The resident choreographer of Smuin Ballet premieres a confident, beautifully realized work in an evening of pleasurable surprises.

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