Critical Correspondence initiates a project dedicated to examining dance in the museum today, its political, economic, and aesthetic dimensions. 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 affected by [...]
1) What are the most potent questions/ ideas prompted by the recent coming together of dance and the visual arts? Ethics and economics, to begin with. When my work is performed in a dance venue by another dance company, I am paid royalties. Why do the art museums not conform to this standard? They pay [...]
On September 28, 2013, Danspace Project hosted its latest Conversations Without Walls, a series of panel discussions co-curated by Danspace Scholar-in-Residence Jenn Joy and Executive Director Judy Hussie-Taylor. This particular conversation provided an opportunity to reflect on Ralph Lemon’s Some sweet day–a recent three-week performance series at MoMA–as well as the broader convergences between dance [...]
From the CC editors
Co-editors Nicole Daunic and Abigail Levine are 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.