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Brian Seibert

Brian Seibert is the author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing (FSG, 2015), which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award and won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Since 2011, he has been a dance critic and features writer for The New York Times, and he has contributed to The New Yorker since 2002.

His reviews, features, and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, Slate, Dance Magazine, and The Threepenny Review, among other publications. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia University, he has taught writing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, and Yale University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Photo: Nancy Crampton

Watch Brian’s video introduction to Tap

Essays by this Contributor

Roll Over, Ted Shawn: Tap at Jacob’s Pillow

Michelle Dorrance

Savion Glover

Gregory Hines

Jazz Tap Ensemble

Jimmy Slyde

Jason Samuels Smith


Dianne Walker

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