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Dance criticism in the United States is the act of producing a written or spoken review of a dance performance (often ballet, modern dance, or contemporary dance). The term may also refer to the report itself, which may act as an archived review, critique, or highlight. As with other topics, dance criticism may employ its own technical language, and may also reflect the critic's opinions. Major newspapers cover the arts in some form and dance criticism may be included. Dance criticism is available in other types of media as well, such as online publishing, through blogs, websites, and online videos.
Current dance critics
Throughout the 20th century dance critiques were primarily available through newspaper and magazine writing. With the improvement of technology criticism has become increasingly available through social media platforms and blogs. This has heavily influenced the way the general public views dance art forms.
- Joan Acocella of The New Yorker
- Jack Anderson (dance critic), formerly of The New York Times
- George Dorris, former editor of the Dance Chronicle
- Robert Gottlieb of The New York Observer
- Laura Jacobs of The New Criterion
- Deborah Jowitt, formerly of The Village Voice
- Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times
- John Rockwell, formerly of The New York Times
- Michael Seaver of The Irish Times
- Judith Mackrell of The Guardian
- Luke Jennings of The Observer
History of Dance Criticism
- Daris, Gabriella (15 September 2015). "Decoding the phantasmagoria of Wayne McGregor's 'Tree of Codes'". Blouin Artinfo. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
- Robert Gottlieb (2008), Reading Dance, A gathering of memoirs, reportage, criticism, profiles, interviews, and some uncategorizable extras, Pantheon, ISBN 978-0-375-42122-8