Interviews, Previews, and Features
New York Times
December 2, 2013
Preview for Peter and the Wolf, directed by Isaac Mizrahi and choreographed by John Heginbotham at the Guggenheim Museum.
“Each performer is getting his own specific dance vocabulary,” Mr. Heginbotham said. “The bird is a ballerina. Peter’s movements are a little more contemporary. “The cat has a sort of Bob Fosse, slinky, sexy vocabulary.” Full article here.
Wall Street Journal
November 20, 2013
Feature on long-time collaborator Maile Okamura’s double life as a dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group and a freelance costume designer.
“Whatever the piece is, she always has a brand new idea. Her ideas spur new ideas for me, too,” said Mr. Heginbotham. The two became friends dancing together in Mark Morris Dance Group. “She’s extremely sensitive to the needs of what the piece is, whatever that is.” – John Heginbotham. Full article here.
November 2013, Holiday Issue
Feature on Dance Heginbotham’s residency at The Watermill Center and the creation of Fly By Wire.
“I don’t always get to work this way,” notes Heginbotham, who is known for tying movement to music and for coaxing unexpected elements from both. By having the dancers with him while he’s choreographing, he says, “the dancers help me find the physical way to create the image in my mind.” Full article here.
John is featured in Nancy Wozny’s article on five artistic directors who have broken away from the companies that nurtured them.
“From the first few moments of his company’s performance at the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow last summer, it was clear that he has a distinct voice.” Full article here.
Albany Times Union
August 1, 2012
Tresca Weinstein on John’s experience forming a dance company
“For an emerging artist in a discipline that is notoriously risky from a financial standpoint, Heginbotham has been enjoying an auspicious start…” Read more here.
The New Yorker
May 10, 2012
Andrew Boynton discusses John’s performance season at Baryshnikov Arts Center
“The mind of John Heginbotham is a magical place…” Full article here.
The New York Times
May 9, 2012
Gia Kourlas interviews Mikhail Baryshnikov, John, and fellow choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland
“What would be the biggest wish of a choreographer about to start a company?…” Read more here:
May 7, 2012
John interviewed by Aaron Mattocks on the premiere of Dance Heginbotham at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Read the full article here.
Good Morning Vail
Tricia Swenson interviews John regarding Mark Morris Dance Group’s Colorado performance
The Looseleaf Report and KUSC on The Wooden Floor and Pieces of Wood
Victoria Looseleaf, arts journalist, author of The Looseleaf Report and regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine, and KUSC-FM radio, discusses The Wooden Floor and John Heginbotham‘s new work, Pieces of Wood.
The New York Times
January 9, 2011
Gia Kourlas discusses the New Essential Works Program for Dance
Read full article here.