Sarah Kaufman

Dance criticWashington, D.C.

The latest from Sarah

A breakdown of some of the company’s most astounding physical feats

  • Apr 16, 2014

On “Dancing With the Stars,” double amputee Amy Purdy dances on a different plane from the rest.

  • Apr 12, 2014

What a crazy night. What a wonderful night. Surely we were hallucinating.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The shimmer has faded a bit, but the work overall delivered, choreography aside, at Kennedy Center.

  • Apr 2, 2014

26-year-old Justin Peck’s acclaimed “Year of the Rabbit” will be performed at the Kennedy Center this week.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Justin Peck has made half a dozen works for City Ballet, which performs the Washington premiere of his “Year of the Rabbit” at the Kennedy Center in April.

  • Mar 28, 2014

The Mercer player’s happiness was impossible to resist.

  • Mar 24, 2014

Kidd Pivot troupe’s mime-dance-theater interpretation only fitfully succeeds with the complicated tale.

  • Mar 16, 2014

The name will change to Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, signifying the company’s growth.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Bowen McCauley Dance program brought an altogether pleasing work to the Atlas Intersections Festival.

  • Mar 8, 2014

The best part of Washington Ballet’s “British Invasion” is Wheeldon’s work “There Where She Loved.”

  • Mar 7, 2014

Is the grand classical masterpiece a good fit for a small company?

  • Mar 5, 2014

At Rockville’s American Dance Institute, female troupe’s moves are muscular but hardly approachable.

  • Feb 23, 2014

The program included two new pieces and two older pieces: “Leaving Pusan” and “Khaybet.”

  • Feb 8, 2014

The Russian company, beset by its own battles in the past year, will bring the betrayal-themed “Giselle” to D.C.

  • Jan 31, 2014

REVIEW | The production is a triumph for what is still proudly tender and harmonious in Russian ballet.

  • Jan 29, 2014

The familiar fairy tale is subtitled ‘A Gothic Romance’ and is more dance theater than ballet.

  • Nov 13, 2013

REVIEW | The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, as always, is so close, but ultimately frustrating.

  • Nov 7, 2013

Susan Marshall’s interesting new work, at the Terrace Theater, ends up seeming self-important, overworked.

  • Oct 30, 2013
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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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