An Interview With The NYT’s New Chief Dance Critic

Alastair Macaulay is the chief theater critic of the London-based Financial Times and chief dance critic of the Times Literary Supplement. “Why just ballet and modern dance? Those aren’t all the dance there is. I’ve also written about dance in Disney films, dance in the Astaire-Rogers movies, Indian dance, flamenco, ballroom, Pilobolus, and other genres. I do not claim to have expertise on all forms of dance, but I do not claim that expertise is a critic’s starting-point anyway.”