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 [...]


Takahiro Yamamoto in Conversation with David Thomson

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 it. Also, it is a small enough [...]


SALTA: A self-interview on curation

Pseudo-, anti-, and total dance   In the Spring of 2015, the Oakland-based dance collective SALTA co-wrote this self-interview about our monthly performance series, which appears below as an excerpt. We took the structure of the self-interview from Everybody’s Toolbox, a contemporary dance platform that offers structures, games, and scores for choreographers. We asked questions [...]


Lise Soskolne of W.A.G.E. in Conversation with Abigail Levine

  This past winter I met with Lise Soskolne, core organizer for W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy). W.A.G.E. is “a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions, and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that subcontract their labor.” I got [...]

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From the CC editors

CC's current editors Biba Bell and Will Rawls are committed to diverse forms of writing that engage with the ephemeral nature of performance. We will concentrate discussion around dance's encounters-with other artistic practices, theoretical and political frames, and institutions-to provide space and structure to engage, debate, and consider the effects and possibilities for the field. 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
Will Rawls

Abigail Levine

Florence Nasar
Kelly O'Grady

Former Editors:
Abigail Levine, Nicole Daunic, Aaron Mattocks, Marissa Perel, Lydia Bell, Ursula Eagly, Milka Djordjevich, Levi Gonzalez, 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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