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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
April 23, 2018

After only half the festival, Helgi Tomasson's company is already well-stocked with new pieces.

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Dance Review
April 12, 2018

A celebratory crowd thrills to brilliant dancers evoking the full spectrum of the American experience.

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Dance Review
March 22, 2018

S.F. Ballet's tour of the brilliant choreographer's work is cause for celebration.

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Dance Review
March 19, 2018

ODC and choreographer Brenda Way jump into the #MeToo moment with a deeply felt and powerful dance.

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Dance Review
March 3, 2018

Monchichi packs a lifetime of courtship rituals into a breathtaking hour.

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Dance Review
February 15, 2018

(Almost) everything is beautiful at the ballet.

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Dance Review
January 29, 2018

It’s a dance! It’s a lifestyle! It’s a whipped topping! Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project seems to be about more than the movement implies.

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Dance Review
January 24, 2018

The durable company production is infused with some new blood, and a deep supporting cast.

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Dance Review
December 19, 2017

The Mark Morris Dance Group proves that good times remain timeless.

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Dance Review
December 16, 2017

San Francisco Ballet makes the past a present.

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Dance Review
December 2, 2017

Not really ready to retire, the iconic ballerina trades in her toe shoes for a remarkable duet with choreographer Brian Brooks.

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Dance Review
November 28, 2017

The first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet relates the story of his rise, fall, and hard-won comeback.

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Dance Review
November 21, 2017

The Chicago company serves a foolproof recipe: four intriguing pieces danced to perfection.

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Dance Review
September 25, 2017

Strong dancing marks an auspicious beginning to the company’s 24th season.

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Dance Review
May 12, 2017

Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s dance version of the Tennessee Williams classic pulls no punches.

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Dance Review
April 28, 2017

Despite one error in the middle innings, the venerable troupe brought it home with a grand slam.

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Dance Review
April 18, 2017

Vanessa Zahorian and Davit Karapetyan bid farewell to S.F. Ballet with fire and grace.

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Dance Review
April 7, 2017

Splendid new choreography meets impeccable dancing in Program 7.

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Dance Review
March 21, 2017

The troupe delivers stunning performances of two West Coast premieres and, of course, Revelations.

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Dance Review
March 14, 2017

The latest collaboration between Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young grapples with personal tragedy and PTSD.

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