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 [...]
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Since Trisha Brown’s retirement in 2013, Associate Artistic Directors Diane Madden and Carolyn Lucas have taken over the leadership of the preeminent dance company that Brown founded in 1970 as an offshoot of Judson Dance Theater. Both longtime Company dancers themselves, Madden and Lucas act as stewards of Brown’s sizable body of work and [...]
My desire to interview Robert Swinston-31 year veteran of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and current Artistic Director of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers, France-arose, in part, as a response to the uninformed attacks against his appointment, but mostly as a way to reflect on how the notion of legacy is [...]
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.