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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Jeff Friedman in Conversation with Will Rawls

After ten years on faculty at Rutgers University, Jeff Friedman, Ph.D, is nearing the launch of this research university’s first MFA in Dance. Among the first Ph.Ds in dance in the U.S., Friedman talks with Will about his approach to critical pedagogy, the development of a globally literate dance practitioner and how to create the [...]


Haleem ‘Stringz’ Rasul and Marcus White in Conversation with Biba Bell

In July The Cranbrook Art Museum [Detroit, MI] hosted a series of Dance Labs initiated by artist Nick Cave. The Labs were research opportunities for guest choreographers to work with Cave’s soundsuits and develop dances for Here Hear a citywide site-specific performance program. Haleem ‘Stringz’ Rasul, Marcus White and Biba Bell participated in the Labs and [...]


The Postdance Dialogues: Jonathan Burrows’s Keynote Address

    Jonathan Burrows’s Keynote Address for the Postdance Conference in  Stockholm, Sweden Curated by André Lepecki for MDT and Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm, October 14th 2015   Download a PDF of Burrows’s Keynote Address ____________________________________________________________________________   Good morning and welcome.   André Lepecki suggested to me that this Postdance Conference was an opportunity to find [...]

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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 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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