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

  • Open Performance
    May 31, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Vicky Shick*
    Ilona Bito, Re-Group, Lily Bo Shapiro
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    June 6, 8:00pm
    Movement Research at the Judson Church
    festival date
  • Studies Projects
    June 7, 6:30pm
    Festival Studies Project: PASSAGE
    Festival Curated by Aretha Aoki, Elliott Jenetopulos, Eleanor Smith and Tara Aisha Willis
    festival date
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