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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
June 24, 2019

James Sofranko’s company, now in its fourth season, gives world premieres with superb dancers.

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Dance Review
May 13, 2019

The troupe’s mélange of percussive dance with cutting-edge electronics and live music brings down the house at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Dance Review
May 8, 2019

The choreographer’s humanity and storytelling ability combine with superb performances.

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Dance Review
April 11, 2019

Rennie Harris’s tribute to the late choreographer is a must-see.

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Dance Review
April 2, 2019

Liam Scarlett’s Isle of the Dead is forceful and virtuosic in its world premiere.

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Dance Review
March 29, 2019

Brilliant dancing isn’t enough to rescue S.F Ballet’s world premiere of a new Yuri Possokhov work.

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Dance Review
March 12, 2019

S.F. Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty shows the company at the top of its world-class form.

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Dance Review
March 11, 2019

Old-time string-band music and contemporary dance find common ground to explore timely issues.

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Dance Review
March 5, 2019

In his solo dance performance, Akram Khan takes the audience inside the Indian experience of WWI.

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Dance Review
March 4, 2019

A final tour highlights the exquisite skills of both the choreographer and her troupe.

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Dance Review
February 19, 2019

Cathy Marston’s Snowblind is the dramatic highlight in a splendid evening of dance and music.

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Feature Article
February 14, 2019

The company’s artistic director is keeping with the times.

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Dance Review
February 15, 2019

The Bay Area premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s Appassionata is a bouquet for lovers.

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Dance Review
January 28, 2019

Everything goes right in this charmer, as the S.F. Ballet puts its best foot forward in its regular season opener.

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Dance Review
January 22, 2019

Third Coast Percussion proves a quirky, perfectly apt foil for the supple dancers.

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Dance Review
October 23, 2018

Körper examines the very essence of our corporeal existence.

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Dance Review
October 13, 2018

Two distinguished groups forge a testament to the artistic possibilities of collaboration.

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Dance Review
October 8, 2018

A mysterious love triangle ignites the stunning dance duo’s latest, a collaboration with musical polymath Nitin Sawhney.

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Dance Review
October 2, 2018

Pepperland evokes the whimsy, melancholy, and optimism of the Beatles’ most iconic album.

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Feature Article
September 10, 2018

Our dance critic remembers the last great figure of modern dance.

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