Marina Harrs

Marina Harrs

Marina Harss is a writer, journalist, and critic based in New York City, writing on all aspects of dance, and occasionally on opera. Her features, profiles, think pieces, and interviews have appeared in: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Ballet Review, Playbill, BAMBill, Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dancetabs.com. Subjects she has written about at length include: the choreographers Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, Justin Peck, Bill T Jones, and Alexei Ratmansky; the dancers Violette Verdy and Shantala Shivalingappa; tango, Indian classical dance, diversity in ballet, and dance in opera. She can regularly be heard on the WNYC radio station discussing dance. She is also an accomplished translator from French, Spanish, and Italian; her translations include works by Alberto Moravia, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Juan José Saer, Elisabeth Gille, and Dino Buzzatti. In 2012 she received the French-American Foundation Prize for her translation of Elisabeth Gille’s Le Mirador: Mémoires Rêvés. She is currently working on a critical biography of Alexei Ratmansky for Farrar Straus and Giroux.