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Hello all.

Critical Correspondence has three new interviews up and running. First off we have cast members Michelle Boulé and Tarek Halaby in conversation with Abby Crain. These Powerful People talk about their experience working with Miguel Gutierrez on his most recent work Last Meadow. There is an audio format interview where Walter Dundervill speaks with Jon Kinzel about Dundervill’s world premeire of Dear Emissary,… (which opened and closed this past weekend at The Chocolate Factory). Dundervill also speaks at detail about decorative arts, his past and present experience with art-making and how he got involved with dance.

And! Yasuko Yokoshi, Julie Alexander and Kayvon Pourazar in conversation with Beth Gill and Danielle Goldman. Read the interview before heading to Dance Theater Workshop this weekend to see Yokoshi’s world premeire of Tyler Tyler.

Be well, CC

Critical Correspondence – March 2010

Hello all on this beautiful Tuesday morning. It has been a busy few weeks and the CC team has been typing at full speed to bring you words from some of the great artists that make up this community. This month we have published six interviews! We have contributions from Meg Wolfe, Juliana May, koosil-ja, Meg Stuart and Trajal Harrell on Auf den Tisch! (Performa 09) and Kathy Westwater. Each of these featured artists have been interviewed about their processes and thoughts in regards to their most recent work.

CC has also published two new projects. One involves choreographers Karen Ivy ad Colleen Leonardi. Read what these women have to say on “knowledge in dance.” The published discussion is the first of many more to come. And last, but not least What Sustains You? is a new project that asks specific artists what sustains them as artists/people as they work in ways to transform structures and relationships. This month CC interviewed Justine Lynch. Watch a short video and listen to What Sustains Justine Lynch? and her theories on money as a collaboration with energy. If you are interested in being interviewed for the What Sustains You? project or have someone(s) in mind who you’d like to hear from, let us know at

Be well people,
The Critical Correspondence Team

Critical Correspondence – February 2010

Brrrrh! It’s cold out there. It is fortunate that there are always new things happening on the Critical Correspondence site to keep you warm and cheery in front of the laptop on these wintery days. This month we have published excerpts from two recent articles by Ann Moradian and Janet Werther. Moradian’s “Returning to Dance: What Moves Us?” is a personal investigation of that age-old dancerly question, why do I continue to dance. Werther’s essay “Who or What Is Postmodern?: Miguel Gutierrez and the Quest for Suitable Terminology” compares how different dance scholars have used the term ‘postmodern’ and whether it is a suitable way to understand Gutierrez’s work amidst the diversity of post-1960s dance.

There are, in fact, some wonderful reasons to leave the apartment. The next Lobby Talk at the Dance Theater Workshop is on the ‘Relevance of the University‘ which will be moderated by Maura Nguyen Donohue, the guest editor of CC’s University Project. Additionally, Daria Fain and Robert Kock have initiated a series of discussions under the title, Commoning: How Things Hold Together And How The Way In Which We’re Currently Going About Things As A Society Is Not How Things Hold Together. CC has published Kock’s notes on the first discussion, which he describes as a practical discussion about common interest, the economy, and the social production of artwork.

In case you were hoping to get a little more dance theory on your plate, the dance department at NYU is hosting its second annual Dance Across the Board Conference. This year’s omninous theme is ‘Transitions,’ and dance scholar Randy Martin will be delivering the keynote address.

Performa 09 on Critical Correspondence

All this month CC is hosting writings on and around the events and issues of this year’s Performa 09 Festival. Spearheaded by guest writers Biba Bell, Ursula Eagly and Karinne Keithley, these short-form writings will not serve as reviews, but rather as conversations, dialogues and impressions of the ways that the work presented in the festival reverberates with other movement-based and performance-based thinkers and practicioners. Postings will continue throughout the month on the Critical Correspondence website. Also just up – short video interviews with participants in Prisma from earlier this year and a conversation between Nancy Garcia, Chase Granoff and curator Matthew Lyons about their performance at The Kitchen.

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