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Barnett Serchuk

Barnett Serchuk

Writer/Interviewer--Broadwayworld Dance.


April 27, 2020

Damien Simon's The Collaboration is an elegant and entertaining book, introducing those in the know--and those who may not know very much--to the sometime quicksand process known as collaboration.

BWW Review: New York City Ballet Presents JEWELS, September 21, 2019
September 25, 2019

I think I've seen Jewels at least 200 times in my life. Notwithstanding all the performances-excellent, good, mediocre, or just beyond mention, the ballet always yields rewards in its seemingly abundant outpouring of music and dance. We all know Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky from so many Balanchine ballets. Who would have thought of Gabriel Fauré?

BWW Review: MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP at the Mostly Mozart Festival
July 16, 2019

Having watched the Mark Morris over the past 20 years, I can say with all honesty that he has all the virtues that distinguish a fine choreographer: musicality, vitality, charm, humor. My problem is that I never find myself warming to anything I see, especially to the program on July 11, 2019.

BWW Review: Lydia Johnson Dance, June 7, 2019
June 12, 2019

After watching the beautiful Lydia Johnson Dance program last night, June 7, 2019, I had this whim: what if Lydia Johnson was currently meeting with Louis Horst, one of the 20th century's internationally renowned choreography pedagogues.

BWW Review: New York City Ballet presents Ratmansky, Moretti and Peck, April 26, 2019.
May 1, 2019

New York City Ballet opened its spring season with a week of 21st-century ballets-no Balanchine, or Robbins, just anything that was created after 2000. Some prove eminently worthwhile and destined to remain in the company's repertoire for a long time; others, I'm not quite sure.

BWW Dance Interview: Kyle Abraham Talks Live! The Realest M.C and More!
April 1, 2019

KYLE ABRAHAM is a 2017-18 Joyce Creative Residency Artist, 2016 Doris Duke Recipient, 2015 City Center Choreographer in Residence, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for 2012-2014.

BWW Dance Review: Juilliard Spring Dances, March 27, 2019.
April 1, 2019

How sad it was that the same night that I attended the opening of the Juilliard School's Spring Dances 2019, Lawrence Rhodes, the previous director of Juilliard's Dance Division, former head of NYU's Tisch School of Dance, and a damned good dancer himself, passed away. What does one say? It's sad, but knowing the Division is now in the hands of the excellent Alicia Graf Mack and that the performance was of such high caliber-we should all be grateful for the work he did and the legacy he's passed on.

BWW Dance Review: I MARRIED AN ANGEL at New York City Center Encores
March 25, 2019

When the Rodgers and Hart musical, 'I Married An Angel,' opened in May of 1938, choreography by way of Mr. George Balanchine, Brooks Atkinson, the critic of the New York Times, rained applause down: '...George Balanchine has designed his most gorgeous ballet patterns...the central part of the Angel is played by Vera Zorina, whose grace as a dancer is informed with imagination and awareness.

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's All Jerome Robbins Program, March 3, 2019
March 8, 2019

It's become second-nature for many in the dance world to refer to Jerome Robbins as a second rate choreographer these days. Or should I say even 40 years ago?

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's Prodigal Son and Liebeslieder Walzer
March 4, 2019

The wait is finally over!!! An artistic director for New York City Ballet has been named. Or should I say, two artistic directors?

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's New Combinations, February 3, 2019
February 10, 2019

I always enjoy mingling with the crowd during ballet intermissions to hear their views and to see if mine corresponds with theirs.

Broadwayworld Dance Review: BalletBoyz Presents Young Men, February 1, 2019, Joyce Theater.
February 5, 2019

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Balanchine, Tchaikovsky--and some Mozart, New York City Ballet, January 23, 2019
January 29, 2019

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Balanchine/Stravinsky at New York City Ballet, January 24, 2019.
January 26, 2019

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Chase Brock Experience presents The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes, January 13, 2019
January 15, 2019

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 29, 2018.
January 4, 2019

Broadwayworld Dance Review: 2018 Dance Magazine Awards, December 3, 2018.
December 11, 2018

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Dorrance Dance presents Elemental at BAM, December 8, 2018.
December 10, 2018

Broadwayworld Dance Review: George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER, December 4, 2018, Koch Theater.
December 7, 2018

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Akram Khan's Xenos at the Lincoln Center White Light Festival, November 1, 2018.
November 8, 2018

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