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Sharing the Weight: Deville Cohen and Shamel Pitts
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On co-creation and dismantling creative hierarchies.

Sharing the Weight: Deville Cohen and Shamel Pitts
01  De Suicde Installation View 1

On co-creation and dismantling creative hierarchies.

Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche
Black and white photograph of dancer Nicholas Strafaccia participating in Trisha Brown’s Spiral. In a large warehouse with several columns and a ladder in the background, Strafaccia wears loose white clothing and is attached to a harness connecting to him to a cord. The cord has spiraled around the column and he hangs perpendicular to the column, parallel to the ground beneath him.

At some point in the late ’70s, when Douglas Crimp and I were art history doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY, he invited me to the ballet.

Building a Bigger Table: Stefanie Batten Bland Interviewed by Rachel Stone
Five performers surround a long table with a white female dancer sitting on top of the table, her arm outstretched.

Interrogating constructed behaviors of intimacy.

Revisiting History: Yvonne Rainer, Revisions: Essays by Apollo Musagète, Yvonne Rainer, and Others Reviewed by Rachel Valinsky
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A collection of texts by and about the groundbreaking choreographer and filmmaker.

Intuition Is Bodily: Caitlin Adams Interviewed by Simona Blat
Caitlin Adams METALBODY rehearsal process at Gibney Dance NYC, 2020. Photo by Sheridan Telford

Integrating psychology and spirituality with choreographic practice.

Netta Yerushalmy by Jack Halberstam
Hsiao-Jou Tang, Megan Williams, Joyce Edwards (back), Julia Foulkes, and Michael Blake in Paramodernities #5: All that Spectacle: Dance on Stage and Screens

Paramodernities juxtaposes scholarly texts with movement, deconstructing iconic dances by Ailey, Balanchine, Cunningham, Fosse, Graham, and Nijinsky.

Vastness, Loneliness, and Abandonment: Bill T. Jones Interviewed by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
silhouettes of dancers performing in Bill T. Jones Deep Blue Sea

Themes of race and abandonment in Bill T. Jones’s Deep Blue Sea become all the more relevant.

Kickin’ It: Jennifer Harge Interviewed by Taylor Aldridge
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The dance artist and choreographer discusses her praxis of fellowship and pleasure.

Music Made Visible: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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The North American debut of Belgian choreographer’s work set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites.

Working Through Yourself: Kia LaBeija Interviewed by Nina Chanel Abney
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The artist, activist, and voguer on her Bauhaus-inspired performance for the Performa 19 Biennial.

Traversing a Life Through Movement, Text, and Film: Germaine Acogny Interviewed by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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The “mother of African contemporary dance” discusses her solo, multimedia performance SOMEWHERE AT THE BEGINNING.

Embodied Presence: Isabel Lewis Interviewed by Brooke Holmes
By Laura Fioro

Honing sensory experience and collective mindfulness.

Conversations with No Words: Michael Trusnovec Interviewed by Bibi Deitz
Michael Trusnovec Bomb Magazine 2019

The twenty-one-year veteran of Paul Taylor Dance Company on creating access for young dancers.

Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

Reverse, Retrograde, Splice: Pam Tanowitz Interviewed by Rachel Stone
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The choreographer explores movement through the vocabulary of others.

Jessica Grindstaff of Phantom Limb by Sophie Hunter
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The final part of a performance trilogy on climate change, Falling Out fuses puppetry, Butoh, and Flex, to reflect on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

A Concept Within the Body: Andrea Miller Interviewed by Rachel Stone
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The choreographer on the site of the body, nonhuman temporalities, and translating research to the stage.

Divining the Boundaries of Light: Emily Johnson Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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Performance and community. 

And Then There is Using Everything: Boris Charmatz’s 10000 Gestures by Rachel Valinsky
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The choreographer presents a cascading index of form.

Does Abstraction Belong to White People? by Miguel Gutierrez
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Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. 

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