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The POSTDANCE Dialogues: Keynote Address by Jonathan Burrows

    Jonathan Burrows’s Keynote Address for the Postdance Conference in  Stockholm, Sweden Curated by André Lepecki for MDT and Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm, October 14th 2015   Download a PDF of Burrows’s Keynote Address ____________________________________________________________________________   Good morning and welcome.   André Lepecki suggested to me that this Postdance Conference was an opportunity to find […]

Elsewhere: Moriah Evans, Ryan Heffington, Nadine Siegert

In the spirit of Biba Bell’s essay on promiscuity (CC; Sept 2015), we’ve sourced three texts from other publications and reposted them here. What these two interviews and one essay have in common is the choreographer’s consciousness of and reliance on the social context to act as an informant for aesthetics. From the U.S. to […]

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Elsewhere: Heather Kravas & Milka Djordjevich on MASS

  Engaging the often muted voice of the dancer, Milka Djordjevich embarks on an experimental process with collaborator, composer Chris Peck, which invites herself and a trio of dancers, including Kyli Kleven and Jessica Cook, to integrate vocalization, song, and harmony within a tightly woven fabric of choreographic gesture and movement. Djordjevich discusses the visible difficulty […]

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Elsewhere: Randy Martin on Performing the Changing City

“But surely moving through disequilibrium and divining ways through spaces made for infinite possibility are what dance does best.” – Randy Martin, A Precarious Dance, a Derivative Sociality   The dance community suffered a significant loss with the passing of Randy Martin on January 28, 2015. Randy was a brilliant thinker, a passionate dancer and […]

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Of Note Elsewhere: Yve Laris Cohen in Mousse Magazine

Yve Laris Cohen’s recent work takes the literal materials of traditional dance and visual art spaces–the specialized floors, the distinctly colored walls–and uses them as both the stuff and subject of his visual and performance work. Some of these displacements arose from necessity–the installation of a sprung surface to accommodate jumping on the concrete floor […]

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Mark Franko Responds: homeless in the museum, or, how to be a school

Original post on OpEdgy Arts & Performance (Jampole Communications) French choreographer Boris Charmatz is presenting three different programs this fall at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City under the umbrella title: Three Collective Gestures(October 18-November 3). In many ways, he is taking on the whole contemporary issue of the relation of dance to the […]

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Chris Aiken in conversation with Kinebago’s Sara Smith

Critical Correspondence is pleased to share with you an excerpt of a conversation from Kinebago, a magazine created to foster the documentation and contemplation of dance and movement-based practices in New England. Here, improvisor/dance maker/teacher Chris Aiken talks with Kinebago founder Sara Smith about the ways in which what he calls an “ecological practice” transforms his perceptual, aesthetic and relational capacities as a performer.

Elsewhere: Heidi Henderson in conversation with Kinebago’s Sara Smith

Critical Correspondence is pleased to share with you a conversation from Kinebago, a magazine created to foster the documentation and contemplation of dance and movement-based practices in New England. Here, Rhode Island choreographer Heidi Henderson talks with Kinebago’s Sara Smith following Henderson’s master class at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts in January 2012.

Elsewhere: Marissa Perel in conversation with Sarah Michelson (Part 1)

Critical Correspondence co-editor, Marissa Perel interviewed Sarah Michelson on “Devotion Study #1,” which was presented at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Part 1 was published for her column, “Gimme Shelter” on the Art21 Blog.

Elsewhere: Sarah Maxfield in conversation with Beth Gill

The editors at Critical Correspondence direct you to a conversation between Sarah Maxfield and Beth Gill on Gill’s Bessie Award-winning piece Electric Midwife (2011). Read the interview here.

Elsewhere: Nell Breyer in conversation with Kinebago’s Sara Smith

Critical Correspondence is pleased to share with you a conversation from Kinebago, a magazine created to foster the documentation and contemplation of dance and movement-based practices in New England. Here, Boston-based artist Nell Breyer talks with Kinebago founder Sara Smith about “A Dance in Sol LeWitt’s ‘Bars of Color Within Squares (MIT)’ ” a performance project staged on LeWitt’s polychrome terrazzo floor completed for the atrium of MIT’s Green Center for Physics in 2007.

Elsewhere: Daniel McCusker in conversation with Ana Isabel Keilson and Kinebago’s Sara Smith

Critical Correspondence is pleased to share with you an excerpt of a conversation from Kinebago, a new online magazine created to foster the documentation and contemplation of dance and movement-based practices in New England. Here, Boston-based choreographer Daniel McCusker talks with Kinebago founder Sara Smith and his former student, the New York-based choreographer and scholar Ana Isabel Keilson. For the complete interview and more discourse on dance in New England, please visit Kinebago.

Elsewhere: Robert Avila on the burgeoning San Francisco Queer Performance Scene in the SF Bay Guardian

The editors at Critical Correspondence direct you to an article in the San Francisco Bay Guardian by Robert Avila about the current happenings of “insider/outsider” artists in the San Francisco performance scene. Read the article here.

Elsewhere: Sarah A. O. Rosner responds to Michael Kaiser

The editors at Critical Correspondence direct you to Sarah A.O. Rosner’s intelligent response to Michael Kaiser’s recent statement about a “lack of artistic excellence” in The Huffington Post.

Elsewhere: Julieanne Campbell on Sustainability in NYC in Australia’s RealTime Arts Magazine

The CC Editors spoke with Julieanne while she was visiting New York to research this article on the constant challenge of sustaining a livable existence while being an artist in NYC and the various efforts, proposals and solutions offered by artists and institutions alike. You can read the article online here. Also, feel free to […]