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 [...]

Of Note Elsewhere: Moriah Evans, Ryan Heffington, Nadine Siegert

In the spirit of Biba Bell’s essay on promiscuity (CC; Sept 2015), we’ve sourced three texts from other publications and reposted them here. What these two interviews and one essay have in common is the choreographer’s consciousness of and reliance on the social context to act as an informant for aesthetics. From the U.S. to [...]

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Biba Bell discusses dance as a promiscuous mode of dwelling

CC co-editor Biba Bell shares an interlude-esque essay that expresses her ongoing project that thinks through the potential of dance to promiscuously move about, mobilize societal limitations, resist capture, and generally infiltrate disciplinary and institutional habits, aka business as usual… crashing the party; escaping the house. Woven throughout her perpetual proposition – “Would you like [...]


Takahiro Yamamoto in Conversation with David Thomson

July 27, 2015   Takahiro: What I love about Portland is this sense of community, this artistic community. Everybody’s so invested in it, even without the lack of funds, so they show up at events. So I, as an audience member, feel like I am a part of it. Also, it is a small enough [...]

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From the CC editors

CC's current editors Biba Bell and Will Rawls are committed to diverse forms of writing that engage with the ephemeral nature of performance. 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

Patrick Gallagher
Kelly O'Grady

Former Editors:
Abigail Levine, Nicole Daunic, Aaron Mattocks, Marissa Perel, Lydia Bell, Ursula Eagly, Milka Djordjevich, Levi Gonzalez, Alejandra Martorell

To contribute or propose an interview, research project or other form of writing, please contact us. In keeping with Movement Research’s 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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