Critical Correspondence


Critical Correspondence: Dance and the Museum

In 2013, Critical Correspondence initiated a project dedicated to the examination of dance in the museum today–its politics, economics, and aesthetics. Acknowledging a long history of cross-pollination between dance and the visual arts–some driven by artists, some by institutions–our hope is to create a forum, based in a dance institution, for the voices of those [...]

Brian Getnick in Conversation with Will Rawls

  Angeleno, Brian Getnick reconnects with Will Rawls to outline his network of exciting projects, in which his sculptural and curatorial works create dynamic frames for other performance artists. Co-director (with Tanya Rubbak) of the collaborative L.A. performance journal, Native Strategies, and performer himself, Brian also extends his sights from L.A. to New York and Berlin, tilling the [...]

Charles Aubin

Charles Aubin in Conversation with Abigail Levine

Curator and performance scholar Charles Aubin discusses his work at Paris’s Centre Pompidou and New York’s Performa Biennial, focusing on the current interest in live art and performing arts curation, particularly within the context of visual art institutions. Aubin addresses the differences in curatorial strategies in a yearlong programming calendar versus a biennial, the funding [...]


Paloma McGregor in Conversation with Abigail Levine

  While attending and dancing in Ishmael Houston-Jones’s 2012 Danspace Project platform series Parallels, artist-activist Paloma McGregor began to think about the lack of experimental forums in which Black dance artists were well-represented. How had the idea of artistic experimentation and radicality become tied to White culture? And untied from Black culture? Were critics and [...]

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From the CC editors

Please welcome new editor Biba Bell who will be joining Will Rawls as co-editor of Critical Correspondence. Abigail Levine will move on to an Editor-at-Large role to continue to contribute content to both the Dance and the Museum project and the University Project. The CC editorial team is committed to diverse forms of writing that engage with the ephemeral nature of performance. In the coming year, we will concentrate discussion around dance's encounters-with other artistic practices, theoretical and political frames, and institutions-to provide space and structure to engage, debate, and consider the effects and possibilities for the field. We invite submissions that imaginatively and critically examine the processes and histories of artists and communities in the U.S. and abroad. 

Critical Correspondence is a web-based publication of Movement Research that provides a forum for diverse engagements with artistic practice, research, and the contexts that surround the field of dance. Utilizing the flexibility of a digital platform, Critical Correspondence publishes timely and in-depth content in multiple formats, including interviews, experimental and scholarly writing, podcasts and video projects. Edited by a rotating team of artists, the publication aims to foster discourse and increase the visibility of dance and movement-based forms in larger artistic and cultural conversations.

Biba Bell
Will Rawls

Abigail Levine

Florence Nasar
Meg Weeks

To contribute or propose an interview, research project or other form of writing, please contact us. In keeping with Movement Researchs mission, we are especially interested in writings that explore an artistic process over time, with the understanding that we are using the term process in its widest possible definition.

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