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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
September 16, 2013

The 22nd annual West Wave Dance Festival offered a wide range of dance troupes, demonstrating talent, vivacity, and dramatic partnering. 

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Dance Review
September 15, 2013

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival offered fine examples of live performance on film and video, in a showcase in which the shorts intrigued the most.

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Dance Review
June 15, 2013

The 35th Ethnic Dance Festival features 10 troupes performing for their love of community and homeland and the joy is contagious.

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Dance Review
June 12, 2013

Mark Morris demonstrates, once again, that he has quite an ear in the presentation of (the world premiere) Spring, Spring, Spring and Mosaic and United, one of his best pieces. 

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Upcoming Concert
May 31, 2013

The master, music director of Cal Performances’ Ojai North festival (not to mention Ojai itself), brings his company to Zellerbach Hall for one night only.

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Dance Review
May 3, 2013

San Francisco Ballet’s new Cinderella, which had its U.S. premiere Friday night with a cast headed by Maria Kochetkova in the title role, is magic.

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Dance Review
May 3, 2013

The Paul Taylor Dance Company chose a dry and difficult path to open its five-day San Francisco Performances engagement Wednesday.

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Upcoming Concert
April 24, 2013

Taylor, 82 and amazing, sends three shows March 30-April 2 to the Novellus Theater, including local premieres of Kith and Kin, Gossamer Gallants and The Uncommitted. 

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Dance Review
April 23, 2013

The return of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its second engagement at Zellerbach Hall since Robert Battle took over the artistic directorship is, to judge from Tuesday’s opening, a rip-roaring audience success.

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Dance Review
April 19, 2013

Alonzo King Lines Ballet throws itself an elegant, if late, 30th-anniversary celebration, with a work in collaboration with virtuoso Edgar Meyer central to the occasion.

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Artist Spotlight
April 17, 2013

The much-lauded choreographer Paul Taylor reflects on rites of spring on stage and in his own garden, as his company readies for a series of San Francisco performances.

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Dance Review
March 22, 2013

The presentation of neoclassical masters, the inspiration for Ballet San Jose’s performances, covered a lot of ground, and the artists rose brightly to the challenge.

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Dance Review
March 21, 2013

Onegin the evening-length extravaganza is back by popular demand at S.F. Ballet, with a prodigy of gorgeous dancing, stars to corps; an utterly gripping storyline, and a profoundly physical presentation.

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Dance Review
March 16, 2013

ODC Dance presents Program A, which tackles eternal life questions writ large with impressive dancing.

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Dance Review
March 15, 2013

In a last dance of sorts, eight dancers perform works by Trisha Brown; offering a demonstration of beauty so shocking, underlining how difficult it is to absorb that its creator is never going to make another dance.

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Dance Review
February 28, 2013

You can’t scotch S.F. Ballet’s vigor and its ever-venturesome choreography, whether old or young.

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Dance Review
February 26, 2013

Yuri Possokhov's Rite of Spring is extraordinary, demonstrating his mastery of the rhythms and impulses of the score, conducted and played with beauty and precision by Martin West and the S.F. Ballet Orchestra.

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Feature Article
February 22, 2013

In its centenary year, everyone will talk about The Rite of Spring as music. Maybe we should make time to talk about its more dangerous and electrifying aspect — the dancing.

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Dance Review
February 14, 2013

Nijinsky full-length spectacular, with its explosive, searing essence is clearly one of the closest ballets to Director John Neumeier’s heart.

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Dance Review
January 30, 2013

A dazzling trio of works shows off the San Francisco Ballet in top form. A new Wayne McGregor ballet stuns and amazes.

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