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REVIEWS

NEW YORK TIMES

OKLAHOMA! AT ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE

There’s a Dark, Golden Haze in This Reclaimed ‘Oklahoma!

"The choreography by John Heginbotham, as danced by Gabrielle Hamilton, shocked me at first in its raw expression of Laurey's sexual dilemma, but then I recalled how shocking Agnes de Mille originals were said to be. I came to see this dance, at the top of Act II, as a powerful and necessary resetting of the story."

- Jesse Green & Ben Brantley

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE

OKLAHOMA! AT ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE

An Oklahoma! Where the Storm Clouds Loom Above the Plain

"John Heginbotham’s athletic choreography makes reference to Agnes de Mille’s original steps..., but it dispenses with the original’s literalism...By putting Hamilton at the center of Oklahoma!’s dream ballet, Fish and Heginbotham turn it into a dance for Laurey’s subconscious. Her want is embodied, and it gets almost seventeen minutes of stage time all to itself, to leap and sweat and tumble and explore."

- Sarah Holden

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DANCE BEAT

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY

Presented by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

August 26, 2017

"Heginbotham may deploy his cast members in contrapuntal trios, intersect them intriguingly, pair them up. His extremely musical choreography keeps their feet busy..."
- Deborah Jowitt

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BALLET REVIEW

WORLD PREMIERE OF LOLA

Presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

February 11, 2017

"While the title of this collaboration with the NSO and Joshua Bell, to Édouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole for violin and orchestra, mischievously scrambles the composer's vowels, the work itself shines, its choreography clear, exuberant, and seductive. "
- Jay Rogoff

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THE FINANCIAL TIMES

FANTASQUE PREMIERES AT BARD SUMMERSCAPE

Presented by Bard SummerScape at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

July 1, 2016

"The puppet scenes were minimal, largely silent, and spiked with pauses so well placed that they prompted gratifying streams of association. The vivid dances featured their own sly indirections but without missing a beat. Between the two, a magical atmosphere arose."
- Apollinaire Scherr

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NEW YORK TIMES

DANCE HEGINBOTHAM PREMIERES TWO NEW WORKS

Presented by Arts Brookfield and River to River Festival at the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place

June 20, 2016

"But on Friday at Brookfield Place...the company looked — and sounded — entirely deserving of the hype."
- Siobhan Burke

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PREVIEWS & FEATURES

DANCE INFORMA

John Heginbotham launches three-year residency with National Center for Choreography

May 1, 2018

"The work I do with Christy Bolingbroke and NCCAkron is about taking time to explore serious interests which may – or may not – be important to finished work."

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DANCE MAGAZINE

Inside John Heginbotham's Snapchat-like Creative Process

March 23,2018

"If you're reacting to something—whether it's text, a piece of music, a painting—you can go with it or go against it, but there is something really solid to respond to. There are rules, and you can decide to break them or follow them."

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Between Birth and Death, Some Dancing and a Little Mystery

August 21, 2017

"Mr. Heginbotham’s dances for “Principles” are like the found objects that fill Kalman’s book; slightly off-kilter, delicate, vulnerable feeling."
- Marina Harss

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NPR

No Vanity Project: Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

September 28, 2015

"Heginbotham says this creative laboratory is really a gift from Baryshnikov to other artists: 'He could've just been a great ballet dancer, but he is such a curious and investigative person that he has taken that and put it into creating work and helping other people create work. He betters himself all the time and he encourages us to do that too.'"

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

Bringing Crazy Electronic Music to Life Through Movement:
Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham Perform at the Met

February 18, 2014

“I thought I would find out what happens when twins exist,” said Mr. Heginbotham, who said hewas attracted to the strong pulse and complex rhythmic elements of electronic music.  “There’s a lot of very interesting and dark and frightening material about that.” 

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"...buoyantly musical, courteous with hints of mischief..."

- New York Times


“[Heginbotham has] a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.”

New York Times


"Audiences have a chance to
enter into Heginbotham’s
entertaining universe, and they shouldn’t miss it. …His works seem to have personalities of their own. You want to know them.”

The New Yorker


“An apt move or gesture for nearly every sound.”

New York Times