REVIEWS


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM AND ETHAN IVERSON
Vail International Dance Festival | August 4, 2015

The New York Times

"There’s plenty of quirkiness...but compositional fun and good-humored naturalness are increasingly potent."

—Alastair Macaulay


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM 
ODC Theater  | August 7 - 9, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle  

"... tempered energy, effortless charm and droll wit...“
—Allan Ulrich


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM AND BROOKLYN RIDER
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival  |  July 30 - August 3, 2014

The Boston Globe  

"The piece is smart, wicked, and fun, and extremely generous of heart, even at its goofiest.“
—Janine Parker


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM AND ALARM WILL SOUND
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  |  February 20, 2014

The New York Times  

“His language is undeniably inventive, an unusual hybrid of balletic formalism and cartoonish gesture.”
—Siobhan Burke


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM
Brooklyn Academy of Music  |  October 30 - November 3, 2014

The New York Times

“The opening movements of “Dark Theater,” the choreographer John Heginbotham’s new work to music by Erik Satie, show straightaway a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.”
—Alastair Macaulay

 

The New Yorker

“Watching a new dance by John Heginbotham is like witnessing the introduction of a new language. It seems familiar, for it’s built from bits of our experience, or things we’ve seen before. But he raids the grammar and vocabulary and syntax we know and cobbles together something strange and alluring, leaving us off balance, but pleasingly so. “Dark Theater,” the work that his company, Dance Heginbotham, premièred at BAM Fisher recently, was a perfect example of what his fertile mind is able to bring forth.”
—Andrew Boynton

 

Dance Ethusiast

“Dance Heginbotham’s newest work bears testament to the strange and wonderful mind of John Heginbotham.  Simultaneously playful and sinister, the two-part Dark Theater unravels an absurd universe that exists as much in our imaginations as it does onstage.”
—Theo Boguszewski


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM
Lincoln Center Out of Doors  |  August 8, 2013

New York Times

“With antic groupings, Egyptian arm bends and vaudeville steps, “Manhattan Research” doesn’t just capture the spirit of Scott; it makes visual the music’s form and offers an apt move or gesture for nearly every sound.” —Brian Seibert


MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Cork Opera House  |  June 2013

Irish Examiner

“This new production of the ‘tango opera’ Maria de Buenos Aires is possibly the most complex work to have been presented on the Irish stage this year. It is also certainly the most accomplished.”
—Marc O’Sullivan


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival  |  August 2012

The Boston Globe

“…it could be that those of us at these early performances will never forget that we saw Dance Heginbotham back when.”
—Janine Parker

Dance Tabs

“Once in a while we experience one of those serendipitous evenings in which we show up with few expectations, only to encounter an oasis of structure, understated virtuosity and,  best of all, musical intelligence…” —Marina Harss


DANCE HEGINBOTHAM
Baryshnikov Arts Center  |  May 2012

“Heginbotham turns out to have a true choreographic imagination and the technical skills to go along with it…”— Wendy Lesser, ARTicles