Barnett Serchuk

Barnett Serchuk Writer/Interviewer--Broadwayworld Dance.




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BWW Dance Review: Alexei Ratmansky and Wayne McGregor works presented at American Ballet Theatre, May 23, 2018BWW Dance Review: Alexei Ratmansky and Wayne McGregor works presented at American Ballet Theatre, May 23, 2018
Posted: May. 26, 2018


BWW Dance Review: Lydia Johnson DanceBWW Dance Review: Lydia Johnson Dance
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


BWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents Mozartiana, Not Our Fate, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and Glass Pieces, May 24, 2018.BWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents Mozartiana, Not Our Fate, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and Glass Pieces, May 24, 2018.
Posted: May. 30, 2018


BWW Dance Review: La Bayad?reBWW Dance Review: La Bayad?re
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


BWW Dance Review: Ballet Tech Kids Dance, June 10, 2018.BWW Dance Review: Ballet Tech Kids Dance, June 10, 2018.
Posted: Jun. 18, 2018


BWW Dance Review: Sterling Hyltin Triumphs in New York City Ballet's Copp?lia, May 27, 2018BWW Dance Review: Sterling Hyltin Triumphs in New York City Ballet's Copp?lia, May 27, 2018
Posted: Jun. 3, 2018


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BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic DirectorBWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director
Posted: Dec. 8, 2017


BWW Dance Interview: Adam Sklute of Ballet WestBWW Dance Interview: Adam Sklute of Ballet West
Posted: Oct. 10, 2017


BWW Review: Pennsylvania Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Review: Pennsylvania Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


BWW Dance Review: Ballet Tech Kids Dance, June 10, 2018.BWW Dance Review: Ballet Tech Kids Dance, June 10, 2018.
June 18, 2018

I've been going to Eliot Feld's 'Ballet Tech Kids Dance' for so many years that I sometimes take them for granted.

BWW Dance Review: Lydia Johnson DanceBWW Dance Review: Lydia Johnson Dance
June 14, 2018


BWW Dance Review: La Bayadère
June 6, 2018


BWW Dance Review: Sterling Hyltin Triumphs in New York City Ballet's Coppélia, May 27, 2018
June 3, 2018


BWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents Mozartiana, Not Our Fate, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and Glass Pieces, May 24, 2018.BWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents Mozartiana, Not Our Fate, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and Glass Pieces, May 24, 2018.
May 30, 2018


BWW Dance Review: Alexei Ratmansky and Wayne McGregor works presented at American Ballet Theatre, May 23, 2018BWW Dance Review: Alexei Ratmansky and Wayne McGregor works presented at American Ballet Theatre, May 23, 2018
May 26, 2018


BWW Dance Review: The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS at the Philadelphia Academy of MusicBWW Dance Review: The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
May 16, 2018

Balanchine famously said in reference to 'Jewels,' his full-length 1967 jewel-themed ballet: 'I have always liked jewels. After all, I am an Oriental, from Georgia and the Caucasus, and a Russian. I would cover myself with jewels...The ballet had nothing to do with jewels. The dancers are just dressed like jewels.'

BWW Dance Review: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, April 6, 2018BWW Dance Review: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, April 6, 2018
May 10, 2018


BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.'BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.'
May 5, 2018


BWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents a Stunning Leotard EveningBWW Dance Review: New York City Ballet Presents a Stunning Leotard Evening
April 30, 2018


BWW Dance Interview: Roberto CampanellaBWW Dance Interview: Roberto Campanella
April 12, 2018

Born and raised in Rome, Roberto Campanella trained at the Scuola Italiana di Danza Contemporanea. In 1985, Roberto joined the Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea and later joined the prestigious Aterballetto. In 1993 he joined The National Ballet of Canada, where he was soon promoted to soloist and was cast in many classical and contemporary roles.

BWW Dance Review: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance spotlights New York City Ballet's Sara MearnsBWW Dance Review: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance spotlights New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns
March 27, 2018

As part of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance annual residency at Lincoln Center Koch Theater, Taylor has introduced 'Dances of Isadora,' staged by Lori Belilove, founder and Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and Company, and danced by Sara Mearns, the estimable New York City Ballet ballerina.

BWW Dance Review: Anna SokolowBWW Dance Review: Anna Sokolow
March 18, 2018

All the other works on the program were by Anna Sokolow in different periods of her choreographic and teaching careers. Some had direct themes, which surprised me since I did not do any in-depth research before the performance. I preferred if the works spoke to me directly, as I had never seen any of them before in my dance going career.

BWW Dance Review: The New York City Ballet, February 25, 2018BWW Dance Review: The New York City Ballet, February 25, 2018
March 5, 2018

The New York City Ballet, or the House of George Balanchine as some refer to it, is presenting a number of Balanchineless performances. This is as it should be. Balanchine has been dead for over thirty years, and we could not possibly expect revival after revival. However, we can expect a high level of competence and artistry in the new ballets now being offered. Sunday, February 25, 2018, was another example of top notch dancing, if less than stellar choreography.

BWW Dance Review: Hervé Koubi's WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT, Joyce Theater, February 3, 2018
February 12, 2018

Before the curtain rose on 'What the Day Owes to the Night,' its choreographer, Herv Koubi, appeared and made a short speech of introduction to himself and the dance.

BWW Dance Review: The Juilliard School Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017, December 10, 2017BWW Dance Review: The Juilliard School Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017, December 10, 2017
December 16, 2017

Juilliard Dance Division need not worry about future applicants. Judging by the sheer amount of talent exhibited by the graduating classes of 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 on stage, there could very well be an artistic explosion coming our way in the dance world. Talent. Is it a God given? Is it something studied? Or taught? I suppose we could discuss these for ages, but one thing is clear: the abundance of talent in the dance world is beyond comprehension. You can criticize the choreography, but the dancers themselves-no. How do you put all this into words? Maybe, WOW!! I know that it's not high toned, but what the hell else do you say?

BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic DirectorBWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director
December 8, 2017

Stefanie Nelson is the Artistic Director of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble. Her work distills deeply personal ideas into highly kinetic, expressive, and provocative works that are rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working in music, video, and visual arts. Described as 'instinctual, untamed, and edgy,' Nelson's dances have been presented at some of the foremost contemporary performance venues in the United States, including Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama Moves!, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and Jacob's Pillow, and internationally in Canada, Mexico, and Italy, among others. Nelson is an accomplished teacher as well as the founder and artistic director of DANCE ITALIA, an annual summer dance intensive held in the cities of Agropoli and Lucca, Italy. She recently served as a Choreography panelist for New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships and curated a series How high is the ceiling in my glass castle? (and other perceived limitations) at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. www.sndancegroup.org

BWW Review: Hofesh Shechter's GRAND FINALE at BAMBWW Review: Hofesh Shechter's GRAND FINALE at BAM
November 18, 2017

Hofesh Shechter must be one angry choreographer, judging by his 'Grand Finale,' which I saw on November 10, 2017 at BAM. He gets right up in your face, so the loudness and grimness of the whole thing didn't surprise me-rather it just reiterated everything I've felt before when viewing one of his productions. I can't speak for anyone else, and, judging by the audience response at the end-whoops, screams, standing ovation-I am probably in the minority. What was a 2+ hour presentation with intermission could have been whittled down to 35 minutes. If there was ever too much of anything, this was definitely it.

BWW Review: Dresden Semperoper Ballett, November 3, 2017BWW Review: Dresden Semperoper Ballett, November 3, 2017
November 11, 2017

Having been to Dresden and only seeing the opera, I was very curious as to what the ballet company had to offer. Luckily, I was not disappointed.

BWW Review: STABAT MATER at the NYC White Lights Festival 2017BWW Review: STABAT MATER at the NYC White Lights Festival 2017
November 5, 2017

With this in mind, I approached Jessica Lang's production with trepidation, a lot of it I might add: Was this going to be overbearing, over the top precious, continually weepy or just plain meaningless?



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