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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

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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Upcoming Concert
August 14, 2018

Cal Performances hosts some of today’s leading companies, and local offerings go into full swing.

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Dance Review
July 17, 2018

The 40th edition spans the globe with dance from the frozen North to East Asia.

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Dance Review
July 2, 2018

An evening of premieres by women choreographers proves the power of embracing new challenges.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

American Ballet Theater makes the next move in righting a power imbalance; time for S.F. Ballet to step up.

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Dance Review
April 28, 2018

There are several standouts in this latest round of premieres for SFB.

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