Critical Correspondence


Critical Correspondence: Dance and the Museum

In 2013, Critical Correspondence initiated a project dedicated to the examination of dance in the museum today–its politics, economics, and aesthetics. Acknowledging a long history of cross-pollination between dance and the visual arts–some driven by artists, some by institutions–our hope is to create a forum, based in a dance institution, for the voices of those [...]

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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 [...]


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’ [...]


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 the CC editors

Please welcome new editor Mariana Valencia who will be joining Biba Bell as co-editor of Critical Correspondence! Will Rawls will move on to an Editor-at-Large role and continue to contribute content to the site. The CC editorial team is committed to diverse forms of writing that engage with the ephemeral nature of performance. We invite submissions that imaginatively and critically examine the processes and histories of artists and communities in the U.S. and abroad. 

Critical Correspondence is a web-based publication of Movement Research that provides a forum for diverse engagements with artistic practice, research, and the contexts that surround the field of dance. Utilizing the flexibility of a digital platform, Critical Correspondence publishes timely and in-depth content in multiple formats, including interviews, experimental and scholarly writing, podcasts and video projects. Edited by a rotating team of artists, the publication aims to foster discourse and increase the visibility of dance and movement-based forms in larger artistic and cultural conversations.

Biba Bell
Mariana Valencia

Will Rawls

Patrick Gallagher
Kelly O'Grady

Former CC Editors: Will Rawls, Abigail Levine, Nicole Daunic, Aaron Mattocks, Marissa Perel, Lydia Bell, Milka Djordjevich, Ursula Eagly, Levi Gonzalez and Alejandra Martorell

To contribute or propose an interview, research project or other form of writing, please contact us. In keeping with Movement Research’s mission, we are especially interested in writings that explore an artistic process over time, with the understanding that we are using the term process in its widest possible definition.

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