Janice Berman

Janice Berman, SFCV’s senior dance critic, has been a dance writer and reviewer since 1978, beginning at Newsday and New York Newsday. She has written on dance for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ballet Review, and Dance Magazine, where she was editor-in-chief.

Articles By This Author

Janice Berman - October 16, 2021

At San Francisco Dance Film Festival, one film updates a classic and two more are about legacy and community, sorrow and transcendence.

Janice Berman - October 12, 2021

This year’s Ethnic Dance Festival steps off the stage and into celluloid, with thrilling results.

Janice Berman - September 28, 2021

Ten years in the making, a new film about the legendary choreographer reveals his exquisite gift as a teacher. It’s in limited release this coming weekend.

Janice Berman - April 8, 2021

SF Ballet’s streaming video of these glittering gems is available through April 21.

Janice Berman - March 9, 2021

A premiere film contrasts with two favorite repertory works on the company’s latest digital program.

Janice Berman - March 1, 2021

Three masterful dance commissions for New York City Center get an online reprise for Black History Month through March 5.

Janice Berman - February 15, 2021

Harsh reality begets a brilliant multimedia dance fantasy.

Janice Berman - January 18, 2021

The company’s virtual gala offers fresh reminders of its ongoing strengths and tantalizing glimpses of great things to come.

Janice Berman - October 21, 2020

This year’s San Francisco Dance Film Festival hasn’t missed a step in its transition to the smaller screen.

Janice Berman - September 25, 2020

Ballet was just the beginning for Chafin Seymour, the rising San José dancer, choreographer, and teacher.