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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 17, 2015
Ballet San Jose raised the fund to finish its season.
Dance Review
March 17, 2015

The ever-cutting edge company has a ball with new works by Ekman, Caniparoli, Welch, and Possokhov.

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March 10, 2015
There is some hope in the effort to avert a Ballet San Jose shutdown.
Feature Article
March 6, 2015

The company reports that it will shut down this month unless it can close a revenue hole.

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Dance Review
March 5, 2015

Two masterful evocations of human togetherness shared the bill in S.F. Ballet's latest program.

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Dance Review
March 2, 2015

The Ballet's third repertory program had a premiere from a 24-year-old, among a set of varied, beautifully danced works.

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Dance Review
February 24, 2015

A practically perfect Fancy Free, highlighted the company's repertory season opener.

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Artist Spotlight
January 5, 2015

A versatile choreographer who still dances after four decades, Caniparoli talks about his career, his most popular ballet, and about finding diamonds-in-the-rough at San Francisco Ballet.

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Dance Review
December 14, 2014

With a wonderful performances by principals, notably Mathilde Froustey, and a wonderful set design, The Nutcracker is a holiday delight.

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Dance Review
November 15, 2014

Alonzo King LINES Ballet brings Shostakovich and Rasa to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, works that showcase King's distinct movement style.

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Dance Review
November 7, 2014

Attention must be paid to Israeli dance group, Batsheva, which performed captivating feats of balance, elevation, and extension at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Dance Review
September 26, 2014

A kaleidoscopic night of festivity and irony at the massive site-specific exhibit “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” celebrates the famed Chinese dissident artist by calling attention to his absence.

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Dance Review
September 25, 2014

It’s a given that Mark Morris is one of the best dance makers not only now, but ever. His genius was on view in his current tour to Berkeley.

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Dance Review
September 18, 2014

With The Luminous Edge, the company Garrett + Moulton have created something special.

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Feature Article
September 2, 2014

Even as its artistic reputation soars, the financially strapped company’s unpredictable ways continue. Can the new season bring new stability?

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Dance Review
April 29, 2014

Liam Scarlett’s Hummingbird, which had its world premiere at the San Francisco Ballet Tuesday night, is almost shockingly wonderful.

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Dance Review
April 25, 2014

With music from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale conducted by Nicholas McGegan, Acis and Galatea, a Cal Performances co-production and world premiere is a delight.

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Dance Review
April 4, 2014

A San Francisco Ballet program of Caprice, Maelstrom, and Rite of Spring sparkles as the dancers go for all.

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Dance Review
April 2, 2014

Enigmatic and often thrilling, Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Shostakovich Trilogy, the first-ever co-production of American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet, had its West Coast premiere.

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Feature Article
March 28, 2014

The artistic director of San Francisco Ballet is as vital and creative, at 71, as ever. He distills lessons from his career as he talks about his new ballet.

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