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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

March 9, 2016
The well-respected company is closing, unable to keep its finances in the black.
Dance Review
February 23, 2016

The production, choreographed by the artistic director in 2009, returns to the War Memorial Opera House after a six-year absence.

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Dance Review
February 22, 2016

The company showed plenty of confidence in its first program after returning from a tour of Spain.

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Dance Review
February 1, 2016

Liam Scarlett’s latest ballet goes exuberantly “street,” and Mark Morris’ “Drink to Me Only ...” makes a welcome return.

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Dance Review
January 26, 2016

William Forsythe’s 1999 ballet, Pas/Parts, gets a makeover for its North American premiere.

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Dance Review
December 19, 2015

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

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Dance Review
November 9, 2015

The singer takes center stage with the company for the world premiere of The Propelled Heart.

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Dance Review
October 20, 2015

The company presented Giselle as choreographed by Alicia Alonso, founder of the Cuban National Ballet.

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Dance Review
October 19, 2015

The choreographer brought everything from Bach to jazz to UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.

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Dance Review
October 12, 2015

Despite some familiar touches in its performance of Umusuna (Memories Before History), the Butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku remains surprising.

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Dance Review
October 5, 2015

The Mariinsky dancers make the most of Prokofiev’s ballet, despite a few interpretive head-scratchers.

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Dance Review
September 28, 2015

The resident choreographer of Smuin Ballet premieres a confident, beautifully realized work in an evening of pleasurable surprises.

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Feature Article
July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland is now the only African-American principal dancer among America’s top three ballet companies.

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June 23, 2015
The man who led the drive to save Ballet San Jose in March, is leaving the company.
Dance Review
June 8, 2015

The festival brings 300 Bay Area dancers and musicians representing a wide array of cultures to the Palace of the Fine Arts.

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Dance Review
May 11, 2015

The performance had all the pageantry one would expect from the classic tale, but little choreography.

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Dance Review
May 4, 2015

Fine work from the company isn’t enough to bring Shakespeare’s tragedy to life.

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Dance Review
March 30, 2015

The company, having weathered a financial emergency, emerges with a new name and a trio of imaginative pieces focusing on technology.

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Dance Review
March 23, 2015

The dancers, costumes and sets dazzle as the performance starts its 11-day run.

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Dance Review
March 23, 2015

Choreographer K.T. Nelson’s piece Dead Reckoning is a delight, while the troupe’s work based on Ai Weiwei looks confined outside of Alcatraz.

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