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 [...]

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Simone Forti in Conversation with Jennie Goldstein

Since the early 1960s, Simone Forti has explored relationships between movement, objects, text, sound, and site. She has performed, taught, and displayed works in both the dance and visual art communities for decades, and as a result, her contributions have become touchstones for critical debates on dance and the museum. While Forti is perhaps best [...]


Ligia Lewis in conversation with Will Rawls

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the U.S., Ligia Lewis now lives and works in Berlin. Her performance work poses questions about cultural embodiment, otherness and empathy while engaging modalities of dance and theater.  For Art Basel’s Liste program [2014], she will present Sensation 1, her solo performance recently set on the dancer [...]


Panoply Performance Lab founders Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle in conversation with Li Cata

Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle are the dynamic duo that comprise Panoply Performance Laboratory, a performance collective and performance space, located at 104 Meserole St. on the Bushwick/Williamsburg border. Their curations and performances betray a sympathy with experimental and oppositional aesthetics and politics, and the shows they host are by donation with all money given [...]

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From the CC editors

Co-editors Abigail Levine and Will Rawls 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. 

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.

Abigail Levine
Will Rawls

Hilary Tanabe
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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