Press & Publicity

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Choreography and Performance

Lynne Cooke, “Best of 2019.” Artforum, December 2019. 

Siobhan Burke, “Best Dance of 2019: New Bodies Feed and Revive Older Works,” The New York Times, December 6, 2019. 

Wendy Perron, “Yvonne Rainer’s Mattress Dance that “Went Nowhere” Is Now Getting Somewhere,” Dance Magazine, November 13, 2019. 

Gia Kourlas, “Yvonne Rainer Revives Her Mattress Monster Dance,” The New York Times, November 12, 2019.

Brian Seibert, “Goings on About Town: Dance: Yvonne Rainer.” The New Yorker, November 2019.

Gia Kourlas, “5 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend,” The New York Times, January 10, 2019.

Nicole Robertson, “Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon,” Eye on Dance, November 2018. 

Marina Harss, “Emily Coates/Emmanuèle Phuon,” The New Yorker, November 2018.

Gia Kourlas, “39 Dance Performances to See this Fall,” The New York Times, September 12, 2018.

Alastair Macaulay, “The Humanity of Yvonne Rainer’s Natural and Peculiar Dances,” The New York Times, September 18, 2018. 

Gia Kourlas. “Emily Coates: Incarnations collides dance and physics–and a little Yvonne Rainer.” 4Columns, posted March 24, 2017.

Deborah Jowitt. Apollo Meets the Higgs Boson. An Arts Journal Blog: DanceBeat, posted March 24, 2017.

Martha Sherman. “E=mc Squared Dance.” danceview times, posted March 22, 2017.

Siobhan Burke. “Reviews: Colliding Particles…” New York Times, posted March 21, 2017.

Siobhan Burke. “Emily Coates’ Incarnations, When Physics Meets Dance.” New York Times, posted March 10, 2017.

Emily Coates: Incarnations. The New Yorker, posted March 16-18.

Deborah Jowitt. “Review: Emily Coates and Yves Laris Cohen, A Dialogue of Choreographers.” New York Times, posted March 25, 2015.

Sarah Kaufman. “Drowning out the noise to appreciate the beauty in Assisted Living: Good Sports 2.” Washington Post, posted April 26, 2014.

Meche Kroop. “A Tale Told by Geniuses.” Voce di Meche, posted April 9, 2014.

Anthony Tommasini, “If the Devil Taps You, Pretend You Didn’t Feel It.” New York Times, posted April 8, 2014.

Mindy Aloff, “Yale School of Music, Yale School of Drama, and Yale in New York: Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale.”, posted April 7, 2014.

George Grella. “Devil and Man At Yale: Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’ Soars at Zankel Hall.” New York Classical Review, posted April 7, 2014.

Jon Sobel, “Review: Yale In New York, The Soldier’s Tale.” Classicalite, posted April 7, 2014.

Holly Whitfield, “The Girls Are Right Here: Ballet Memphis’ AbunDANCE 2,” I love Memphis blog, posted February 28, 2011.

Christopher Blank, “Bodies Speak Volumes in Where the Girls Are,” Memphis Commercial Appeal, posted February 23, 2011.

Christopher Blank, “Girls’ Night Puts Stories Into Motion for Ballet Memphis’ AbunDANCE,” The Memphis Commercial Appeal, posted February 18, 2011.

Emily & Lasso Movie,” posted by Ballet Memphis on YouTube, February 9, 2011.

Jerry Saltz, “All New York’s A Stage,” New York Magazine, posted November 15, 2009.

Robert Smith. “Dancing with Sculptures.” Arts Beat, New York Times, posted November 11, 2009.


Bernice Zhao, “The Dancer’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Yale Daily News, March 1, 2019.

Sonia Shechet Epstein, “The Physics of Dance: Part 2,” Museum of the Moving Image: Sloan Science and Film, January 17, 2019. 

Jennifer Stahl, “Are Dancers Secretly Physicists in Disguise?” Dance Magazine, January 17, 2019.

“Emily Coates, Chorégraphe: ‘Le projet engagement féminin est un initiative louable.'” Le Stratege. Posted July 2014.

“Talk to Paulie: Emily Coates,” online radio interview for director Paul Lazar. July 2013.

Featured profile, Life As a Modern Dancer blog, edited by Jill Randall. October 2013.

“Finis Jhung’s Barre Side Chats: Interview with Emily Coates,”, 2004. 


“Bookshelf: Physics and Dance.” Notices of the American Mathematical Association, 67:4, April 2020.

Gia Kourlas, “Five Dance Performances to See in NYC this Weekend,” The New York Times, January 10, 2019. 

Debra Cash, “Book Review: Physics and Dance: The Intelligence of Movement.” The Arts Fuse, January 11, 2019. 

Mika McKinnon. “Yale Offers a Course That is Cross-Listed Between Physics and Theater Arts.” Space Posted 29 June 2014.

Amanda Solliday, “The Physics of Dance.” Symmetry Magazine, April 2014.

Sharon Ann Holgate. “Dance Helps Physicists to Grasp the Higgs.” Interactions: IOP Institute of Physics, July 2013.

“Dance, Photography, and Physics: Discovering the Higgs boson.” Yale News, posted July 18, 2013.

Thomas MacMillan. “Higgs (Boson) Meet Hips.” New Haven Independent, posted June 20, 2013.

“Reintegrate: Discovering the Higgs.” YouTube, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, posted May 13, 2013.

Erica Blonde, “Bodies in Motion: Dance and Physics in the Same Classroom.” Yale Alumni Magazine, January/February 2012.

Dance at Yale

Natalie Kainz, “Yale Introduces New Dance Lab,” Yale Daily News, December 4, 2019.

Matthew Woodard, “Students Will Dance in a New Creative Research Initiative,” YaleNews, November 25, 2019. 

Susan Gonzalez, “Students Work with Dancers from the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company,” YaleNews, January 15, 2019. 

“Ten years since Its founding, dance studies has growing momentum.” YaleNews, posted November 16, 2016.

“Junior Faculty Honored for Interdisciplinary Teaching.” Yale News, posted November 11, 2014.

“Small in size but large in scope: Dance Studies at Yale.” Yale News, posted April 11, 2014.

Eric Xiao. “Dance Initiatives Expanded.” Yale Daily News, posted October 11, 2013.

Siobhan Burke. “Dance in the Ivy League.” Dance Magazine, August 2013.

McHenry, Jackson. “Hitting Her Marks.” Yale Daily News, posted March 29, 2013.

Elaine Stuart. “Making It Happen: Theory Meets Practice at Yale,” Dance Magazine, April 2012.

Akbar Ahmed. “Emily Coates: dance scholar, arts advocate, physics professor.” Yale Daily News, posted September 2, 2011.

Fromson, Daniel. “The Fight of a Dancing Thinker.” Yale Daily News Magazine, posted on December 7, 2007.

Claudia La Rocco. “Mind and Body at Yale.” The New York Times, posted September 23, 2007.

Yale Dance Theater

Carrie Mannino. “Urban Bush Women Performs at Yale.” Yale Daily News, posted April 13, 2017.

“In Rehearsal with Yale Dance Theater.” YaleNews, posted April 2017.

Haewon Ma. “Dance Groups Explore Womanhood and Culture.” Yale Daily News, posted November 16, 2016.

Sara Jones. “Yale Dance Theater to Celebrate Ailey.” Yale Daily News, posted September 24, 2014.

“Yale Dance Theater open rehearsal of Trisha Brown early works.” Yale News, posted April 2014.

Jessica Hallam. “YDT announces spring 2014 project.” Yale Daily News, posted October 31, 2013.

Meyers, Julia. Yale Campus. “Bridging Dance and Research: Yale Dance Theater.” YouTube. Web. 14 June 2013.

“Yale Dance Theater to Showcase Work with Acclaimed Akram Khan Company.” Yale News, posted April 29, 2013.

Hallam, Jessica. “Dance Lab Takes the Stage.” Yale Daily News, posted March 6, 2013.

“Yale’s Dance Laboratories Attract World Figures.” Yale News, posted March 1, 2013.

Clarissa Marzán. “YDT Takes a Transnational Turn.” Yale Daily News, posted November 8, 2012.

Nathasha Thondavadi. “Cunningham Choreography Makes Yale Debut,” Yale Daily News, posted April 26, 2012.

Baobao Zhang and Danielle Trubow. “Yale Dance Theater: Merce Cunningham,” Yale Daily News website (video feature), posted April 26, 2012.

“Yale Troupe Performs Works by Merce Cunningham.” Yale News, posted April 24, 2012.

Clarissa Marzán. “Yale Dance Leads New Chapter in Cunningham Legacy,” Yale Daily News (front page article), posted December 1, 2011.

Eliza Brooke. “New Dance Program Highlights Classics.” Yale Daily News, posted January 21, 2011.