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
 San Francisco Ballet  ‘Fearful Symmetries’ a Bit Off Kilter at S.F. Ballet
February 1, 2016
Liam Scarlett’s latest ballet goes exuberantly “street,” and Mark Morris’ “Drink to Me Only ...” makes a welcome return. More about San Francisco Ballet »
Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  In Season Kickoff, S.F. Ballet Scores and Soars
January 26, 2016
William Forsythe’s 1999 ballet, Pas/Parts, gets a makeover for its North American premiere. More about San Francisco Ballet »
Dance REVIEW
 San Francisco Ballet  S.F. Ballet’s Cash Cow:  Still a Wow
December 19, 2015

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

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Dance REVIEW
 Alonzo King LINES Ballet  Fischer Adds 'Heart' to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Season Opener
November 9, 2015
The singer takes center stage with the company for the world premiere of The Propelled Heart. More about Alonzo King LINES Ballet »
Dance REVIEW
 Silicon Valley Ballet  Silicon Valley Ballet’s <em>Giselle</em>: It Isn’t So Alonso
October 20, 2015
The company presented Giselle as choreographed by Alicia Alonso, founder of the Cuban National Ballet. More about Silicon Valley Ballet »
Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Twyla Tharp Doesn’t Look Back for 50th Anniversary Tour
October 19, 2015
The choreographer brought everything from Bach to jazz to UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. More about Cal Performances »
Dance REVIEW
   Delving Deeper with Sankai Juku
October 12, 2015
Despite some familiar touches in its performance of Umusuna (Memories Before History), the Butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku remains surprising. More »
Dance REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Ratmansky's Great <em>Cinderella</em> A Cinder-riddle
October 5, 2015
The Mariinsky dancers make the most of Prokofiev’s ballet, despite a few interpretive head-scratchers. More about Cal Performances »
Dance REVIEW
 Smuin Ballet  Smuin Ballet Explores and Seiwert Soars​
September 28, 2015
The resident choreographer of Smuin Ballet premieres a confident, beautifully realized work in an evening of pleasurable surprises. More about Smuin Ballet »
Feature Article
July 1, 2015
Misty Copeland is now the only African-American principal dancer among America’s top three ballet companies. More "A Ballerina Triumphs, A Barrier Breaks" »