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 [...]
While attending and dancing in Ishmael Houston-Jones’s 2012 Danspace Project platform series Parallels, artist-activist Paloma McGregor began to think about the lack of experimental forums in which Black dance artists were well-represented. How had the idea of artistic experimentation and radicality become tied to White culture? And untied from Black culture? Were critics and [...]
Occasionally found relaxing to videos of North Korean mass choreography, Moriah Evans reflects both on her individual choreographic practice and the critical, collective antics of The Bureau for the Future of Choreography. Evans maintains a vigilant eye on the stakes of art production while interrogating the traps of authorship, pursuing, instead, instances at the threshold [...]
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 [...]
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.