Dance Reviewer for 20 Years, covering national and Northern New Mexico dance.
Dance articles: features, previews, reviews, interviews for Dance Magazine, Dance Critics Association, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Santa Fe New Mexican, Albuquerque Journal, The Magazine, The Reporter, Dance Editor for Intermission, St. Louis monthly performance guide & weekly FM public radio dance reviews in St. Louis & Santa Fe

I’m passionate about sharing the dance experience, one of the highest, most profound manifestations of the human spirit. — Janet Eigner

Dance Performance Articles

"Her charismatic, driving style melds years of ballet and modern dance training with the discipline of classical Spanish flamenco in Jose’ Greco’s elegant tradition."
Dance Magazine, January, 2006
Photographer: Athi-Mara Magadi

Maria Benitez

"Tangen blends her Native American heritage with ballet, modern, and hip hop for her indigenous company, Dancing Earth."

Dance Magazine, May, 2005
Photographer: Anthony Collins

Rulan Tangen and Kulani Queypo

"Aspen Santa Fe Ballet does full credit to Moses Pendleton’s wildly playful, skillful use of black light and body suits. The vertical dark half of each dancer becomes invisible, giving the illusion of levitating bodies in varied and improbably sculptural positions."

Photographer: Jason Dewey

"Noir Blanc" Moses Pendleton
Irene Joyce (l) & Elizabeth Johansen

"Ronn Stewart’s long-limbed body… bent and asymmetrical, echoed the precariously balanced treaty between personal choice and historical conflicts in Mozart’s "Lucio Silla"

July 22, 2005

Photographer: Ken Howard

Ronn Stewart and Anna Christy
Santa Fe Opera

Welcome to Eigner Dance Reviews, one reviewer’s opinion and description of the dance world, a panorama of dance in Northern New Mexico featuring professional companies based in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, its indigenous pueblo and tribal dance companies, and contemporary Hispanic and Latino local groups.

Also welcome dance’s cultural “feeder streams,” the nourishing variety of dance artists and companies that live in or visit and perform dance in this area, whether ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, opera, contemporary, world, or other absorbing ethnic dance talent. Occasional reviews of dance performances in other locations may pop up.

My previews, reviews and feature articles have appeared in Dance Magazine, Dance Critics Association, the Pulitzer newspaper, St. Louis Post Dispatch, INTERMISSION, (a St. Louis magazine of performance previews and reviews,) the Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe Reporter, THE Magazine, and radio reviews on KDNA-FM in St. Louis, Missouri, KUNM-FM in Albuquerque and KSFR-FM in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and online with

The goal of Eigner Dance Reviews is to serve and advance the creative interests of dancers in Northern New Mexico who desire help to reach their performance goals and audiences.

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