Latest from Sarah L. Kaufman

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence rises to a spiritual level in performance at the Kennedy Center

In “Grace” and “Mercy,” love and connection are central in unexpected ways.
  • Oct 22, 2021

Peloton’s Cody Rigsby is powerfully predictable on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The fitness guru, who lacks a connection with his partner, could learn from the show’s same-sex couple, Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson.
  • Oct 19, 2021

With MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, this 70-year-old choreographer has big plans for the future

“Age doesn’t matter if you keep evolving,” says Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder of the Urban Bush Women dance troupe.
  • Oct 16, 2021

Paul Taylor Dance Company makes a triumphant return to Kennedy Center

First in-person dance performance at the arts complex since the pandemic feels like a celebration of perseverance through deprivation.
  • Oct 8, 2021

She landed a job most dancers would kill for. Then she made an unthinkable pivot.

“The pandemic sped up the process,” Baltimore native Jessica Pinkett says of her decision to leave Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become a filmmaker.
  • Oct 1, 2021

With 10-hour rehearsals and buckets of ice, dancers prepare to retake Broadway stage

Performers in such dance-centric shows as “The Lion King,” “Chicago” and “Hamilton” are flexing an inner strength while they relearn the steps they haven’t done in 18 months.
  • Sep 14, 2021

In theaters or at home, dance is here to move you

Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” Akram Khan in his D.C. debut and new dance films fill stages and screens.
  • Sep 9, 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s multimillion-dollar message: Art is essential everywhere, not just in museums and theaters

By giving large sums to some arts groups you may not have heard of, the philanthropist links culture and social progress.
  • Aug 28, 2021

‘Swan Dive’ gives voice to every suspicion you may harbor about professional ballet

Georgina Pazcoguin’s biting memoir is full of melodrama. It also has an important message.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Black women are finally shattering the glass ceiling in dance

“In leadership, that door was closed”: Black dancers have long faced racism, but recent front-office hires in previously White-led groups show progress. Will it last?
  • Aug 17, 2021