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Noura Murad in Conversation with Leyya Mona Tawil

Noura Murad is a multi-disciplinary artist, dedicated researcher and the artistic director of acclaimed Leish Troupe. She lives, creates and teaches in Damascus, Syria. Noura and I first met in 2009 at the Beirut International Platform On Dance (BIPOD). The first thing I remember is that she offered me some really targeted feedback on my […]

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Janine Antoni in conversation with Abigail Levine

Artist Janine Antoni speaks of her recent engagement with dance and with choreographers, including Annie B, Parson, Jill Sigman, Stephen Petronio and Anna Halprin. Antoni describes herself as new to dance, although her artistic practice has always centered on the body. Movement improvisation, she says, acts as an accelerator of her artistic process; when she […]

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Strauss Bourque LaFrance in conversation with Mariana Valencia

In this conversation, co-editor Mariana Valencia asks artist Strauss Bourque LaFrance, What do you read and why? Strauss speaks about the books that inspire his work, how many books he reads at a once and he lends advice about books that are worth keeping and whether a book should be judged by its cover. Strauss’ […]

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From MR’s Archives: Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff in conversation with Wendy Perron

On October 28, 2012, Movement Research held a Studies Project at the New Museum, A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy. This event was a conversation between Aileen Passloff and Yvonne Rainer, moderated by Wendy Perron. 50 years after the first Judson Dance Theater concert at the Judson Gym, Aileen and Yvonne harken […]

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From MR’s Archives: Steve Paxton and Bill T. Jones in Conversation with Mary Overlie

Following an evening presenting solo work for a Movement Research Studies project, Steve Paxton and Bill T. Jones engage in a post-performance dialogue led and moderated by Mary Overlie. At this moment in time, December 4, 1983, both men have successful careers, engaging in differing ends of the spectrum referred to (somewhat ambivalently) as postmodern […]

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WXPT: In Conversation, Part 1

Critical Correspondence invites founder of WXPT (We are the Paper, We are the Trees), taisha paggett and collaborators (The company consists of Joy Angela Anderson, Heyward Bracey, Rebecca Bruno, Alfonso Cervera, Erin Christovale, Loren Fenton, Maria Garcia, Kloii “Hummingbird” Hollis, Jas Michelle, Meena Murugesan, taisha paggett, Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, Kristianne Salcines, Ché Ture, Devika Wickremesinghe and […]

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Julia Trotta and Davide Balula in Conversation

  Back in November we went to see Jérôme Bel’s Ballet (New York) commissioned by Performa at three different venues: Marian Goodman Gallery, Martha Graham Studio Theater, and El Museo del Barrio. After each performance we’d grab dinner (at least four burgers were consumed in the process) and discuss our thoughts. When we got home […]

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Lucy Lee Yim and Enrico D. Wey in Conversation

Long-time friends and artist colleagues, Lucy Lee Yim and Enrico D. Wey, share a recent tete-a-tete whose tone and pacing reveal the intimacy of their friendship. Sentences overlap and words and concepts sync up in the way that intersubjective borders reveal porosity, humor, and the kind of collaborative nature of conversation. The questions comes up: […]

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The POSTDANCE Dialogues: Stina Nyberg and Adriano Wilfert Jensen

  POSTDANCE Dialogues Introduction: From October 14-16, 2015, MDT in Stockholm hosted a conference called POSTDANCE. The term wasn’t elaborated in any of the conference’s promotional material, but stood as a flag driven into the ground by an attractive mass of names — Swedish and international dance artists and theorists whose presence in one room […]

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The POSTDANCE Dialogues: Juli Apponen and Moa Sahlin

  POSTDANCE Dialogues Introduction: From October 14-16, 2015, MDT in Stockholm hosted a conference called POSTDANCE. The term wasn’t elaborated in any of the conference’s promotional material, but stood as a flag driven into the ground by an attractive mass of names — Swedish and international dance artists and theorists whose presence in one room […]

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The POSTDANCE Dialogues: Jonathan Burrows and Andros Zins-Browne

  POSTDANCE Dialogues Introduction: From October 14-16, 2015, MDT in Stockholm hosted a conference called POSTDANCE. The term wasn’t elaborated in any of the conference’s promotional material, but stood as a flag driven into the ground by an attractive mass of names— and international dance artists and theorists whose presence in one room for three […]

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The POSTDANCE Dialogues: Emily Roysdon and Björn Säfsten

  POSTDANCE Dialogues Introduction: From October 14-16, 2015, MDT in Stockholm hosted a conference called POSTDANCE. The term wasn’t elaborated in any of the conference’s promotional material, but stood as a flag driven into the ground by an attractive mass of names – Swedish and international dance artists and theorists whose presence in one room […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Takahiro Yamamoto in Conversation with David Thomson

Download a PDF of this Conversation   July 27, 2015   Takahiro: What I love about Portland is this sense of community, this artistic community. Everybody’s so invested in it, even without the lack of funds, so they show up at events. So I, as an audience member, feel like I am a part of […]