Foot in Mouth
Apollinaire Scherr is the New York-based dance critic for the Financial Times. She has written regularly for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Newsday, as well as SF Weekly and the East Bay Express, in the Bay Area. She has contributed to Salon, New York magazine, The Village Voice, Elle, the San Francisco Chronicle, Barnard magazine, Flash Art International, and Art and Auction. She was a five-year Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Cornell University, where she did graduate work in English and taught writing and literature seminars. She gave the 2010 keynote address for the Dance Critics Association, and has been on panels for the Bessies awards, the Alpert awards, and Arts International awards. She has appeared on public radio station WNYC.
This blog’s concern is the tricky business of recognizing dance’s peculiar language and history without needlessly isolating it from the rest of the culture.