Turner to Cezanne by Annalisa Quinn

"Turner to Cezanne" is a finalist in the 2011 DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge. On loan from the National Museum of Wales, “Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the...

Michael Bjerknes

"Michael Bjerknes, a former Washington Ballet dancer and ballet master and co-founder of the American Dance Institute in Rockville, died April 14 of colon cancer at the Washington Home and Community Hospice. He was 51. After Mr. Bjerknes stopped dancing, he became a teacher and ballet master at the Washington Ballet and the Universal Ballet in Seoul. He was an influential creative force in the Washington area for the past two decades.

“Her”: Future Awe by Mark Lieberman

In writer-director Spike Jonze’s Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays the man some of us might turn out to be in twenty or thirty years. Burdened by the constant...

Try and Try Again: Lessons from Rehearsal by Heather Desaulniers

Should critics watch dances more than one time? One critic reflects on lessons from attending a recent rehearsal.

Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky

Last week Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 – September 14, 1927) would have celebrated her 138th birthday.