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Sarah L. Kaufman

Dance criticWashington, D.C.


The ripped entry is a hallmark of mastery, but some say the sport’s grace has been lost.

  • Aug 19, 2016

In the pursuit of points for difficulty, gymnasts fail to balance athleticism with artistry.

  • Aug 15, 2016

How Diana Movius turned a smelly, dusty former theater into D.C.’s Dance Loft on 14.

  • Aug 12, 2016

There’s no wider window onto a dancer’s life than Instagram. And in summer, they get personal.

  • Aug 1, 2016

American Ballet Theatre’s “Romeo and Juliet,” reminding us of tenderness in dark times.

  • Jul 17, 2016

Signaling high ambition, Artistic Director Julie Kent has hired Eun Won Lee, noted for leading roles in much of the classical repertoire.

  • Jul 13, 2016

Three ballerinas reflect on what makes Juliet the role of a lifetime.

  • Jul 8, 2016

Another husband-and-wife team from American Ballet Theatre is moving to Washington.

  • Jun 16, 2016

Light on his feet, elegant as well as brutal, the world’s greatest boxer had the sweet style of a dancer.

  • Jun 4, 2016

The ABT will return to Wolf Trap again this summer with “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • Jun 3, 2016
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Sarah L. Kaufman received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She is the author of THE ART OF GRACE: On Moving Well Through Life. She has been The Washington Post's dance critic since 1996, and what moves her most is seeing grace happen where she least expects it. Learn more at and Facebook SarahLKaufmanWriter
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