Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorker The best of America's best writer on dance
"Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love."
From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth have never appeared in book form-writings that reverberate with consequence and controversy for the state of the art today.