Performance Journal

about the pj
Started in 1990, the Performance Journal is a printed forum created by and for artists, fostering the evolution of written and graphic languages that contemplate current issues of dance and performance.  Published twice annually, the Performance Journal provides a unique forum for critical rigor and a multi-disciplinary readership. Writings are specifically linked to events, artists, trends, and ideas associated with the current and upcoming performance season in New York, as well as nationally and internationally. The Performance Journal has focused on artists' of-the-moment concerns, with past topics including gender, environments, identity, technology, activism, dance writing and, most recently, an exploration of how contemporary dance negotiates with the larger culture, via a magazine format.
local distribution

Published one - two times annually online and in print, the PJ is distributed free in NYC at many local organizations and institutions related to dance and performance art. For delivery to your home or organization both outside and inside of NYC, become a subscriber today.

subscriptions and back issue orders
Subscriptions and back issues are available for for individuals and institutions. In an effort to instigate discourse and connect our broader community, we also offer bulk subscriptions and bulk orders on select back issues for our fellow not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions around the world to distribute the journal to their audiences, constituents, and artists.

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upcoming classes & workshops

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upcoming performances & events

  • Studies Projects
    July 12, 7:00pm
    MELT Movie Night hosted by K.J. Holmes
  • Studies Projects
    July 19, 7:00pm
    MELT Movie Night hosted by TBA
  • Studies Projects
    July 21, 7:00pm
    Affect and Environs: to live is to leave traces
    MELT Reading Group with Biba Bell
    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, $3 SUGGESTED DONATION
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