Sarah Kaufman

Dance criticWashington, D.C.

The latest from Sarah

Lizzie Bordon took an ax . . . and other tales of summer madness that have fueled thrilling works of art.

  • Aug 1, 2014

Peyton Manning and fellow Broncos show off their dance moves to his alma mater’s unofficial fight song.

  • Jul 30, 2014

Silver Line ad features dancing on the Metro.

  • Jul 25, 2014

For a midsummer bash to mark the Bard’s 450th, check out these top dances on DVD inspired by his plays.

  • Jul 19, 2014

Exhibition shines spotlight on sculpture that inspired new musical premiering at the Kennedy Center.

  • Jul 17, 2014

In town for Portrait Gallery event, “West Side Story” star talks Brando, Beyoncé, and Hollywood racism.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Marquese “Nonstop” Scott--the YouTube sensation--dances with New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, Matthew Rushing, the soulful and revered veteran of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and up-and-comer Samantha Figgins of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The dance group of Super Bowl ads and an OK Go video showcases its eye candy and its artistic origins.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Sergei Filin had an allergic reaction to medical treatment for his eyes, which were damaged in 2013 acid attack.

  • Jun 29, 2014

Group makes D.C. debut with pieces pairing inventive ballet choreography and a lively string quartet.

  • Jun 27, 2014

We knew soccer players had some of the fastest feet in sports. But the fastest hips? Oh yes.

  • Jun 19, 2014

In company’s final local performance, Trey McIntyre Project mixes dark themes with light moments.

  • Jun 12, 2014

Success blamed for death of Trey McIntyre’s thriving dance troupe

  • Jun 7, 2014

The music shimmered with life and color, even when the stage action grew dull.

  • Jun 7, 2014

In his use of the body, Jiri Kylian mostly toyed with extremes and unease.

  • Jun 4, 2014

Sarah Kaufman’s guilty pleasure: A good cry as “The Lion King” opens.

  • May 31, 2014

The directness of Christopher K. Morgan’s work hooks you from the first move.

  • May 31, 2014

The stepping group uses its percussive power and technology to create electricity.

  • May 30, 2014

Its triumph was the grandeur of the second act, when stimulating supernatural forces take over.

  • May 21, 2014
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About Sarah

Sarah Kaufman received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and has been The Washington Post's dance critic since 1996. But after logging serious sit-time in opera houses, church basements, fairground tents and lawn chairs, what moves her most is seeing grace happen where she least expects it.

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