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The Tanzkongress 2019 Salons was a series of artist gatherings that took place in New York, Bogotá, Madrid, Helsinki, New Delhi, and Ouagadougou. The online magazine of the Tanzkongress Salons, edited by Moriah Evans and myself and produced by the Goethe-Institut, invites readers to engage with the questions, concerns, desires, and practices shared by artists at each salon.
Tanzkongress 2019 – A Long Lasting Affair: International Salons
The online magazine of the Tanzkongress 2019 International Salons.
The Ouagadougou Salon Interviews
In advance of the Ouagadougou Salon, I interviewed artists Bienvenue Bazié, Souleymane Badolo, Seydou Boro, Fatou Cissé, Salamata Kobré, Djibril Ouattara, Salia Sanou, and Stephany Ursula Yamoah about their work and the conditions of making art in Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Ghana today.
The Radio Dance Theater Show is an experiment in transmitting a dance-watching experience over the airwaves. In each episode, the show’s guests watch a dance performance and describe what they see, in real-time, for live radio listeners. Episodes are broadcast via FM or an online radio stream. Episodes to date:
Movement Research Radio Dance Theater
Montez Press Radio Dance Theater
AUNTS Radio Dance Theater
New Relational Ethics in Arno Bertina’s “Des lions comme des danseuses”
The politics of art restitution as portrayed in Arno Bertina's novel Des lions comme des danseuses.
Just Human Beings
Competing Theories of Decolonization in the Work of Frantz Fanon and Jamaica Kincaid.
Homosexual Conduct: Gay sex, racism, and economies of exchange in Dakar
A personal history of coming face-to-face with the criminalization of gay sex in Dakar.
RUMORS: Simon Asencio interviewed by John Hoobyar
Interview with artist Simon Asencio about the choreography of rumors, published in the Movement Research Performance Journal.
Texting Under the Table: Three Works in Conversation at the 2017 Whitney Biennial
Essay on three works in dialogue at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, published on Culturebot.
Should We Build?
Reflections on two panel discussions at Prelude 2015 focused on architecture and performance, published in the Movement Research Performance Journal.
What Does France's Restitution Report Mean For The U.S.?
In 2018, France published a report about art restitution. What are the implications of the report for museums in the US?
Vox Pop: Recycling in New York
How do New Yorkers think the state should improve recycling?
On getting in line for cronuts at 4am.
The Swahili Word for Freedom
A story of finding my role in the struggle to raise reparations for black Americans.
Alter Egos at the Judson Church
A profile of Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church—a weekly performance series.
Hystera Theater, My Barbarian, video presented at Owens Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada
RitualResist, Kendell Geers, Performa 17, New York, NY
AUTHOR, Yanira Castro, video presented at Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, Tino Sehgal, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
A Marvelous Order, Will Rawls, Judd Greenstein, Joshua Frankel, and Tracy K. Smith, Williams College, Williams, MA
Spirits of the Air and Heroes, Christopher Williams, 92Y, New York, NY
STABAT, Andy de Groat, restaged by Catherine Galasso, 92Y, New York, NY
Ruff Draft, Karl Rogers, Rochester Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY
Prêt à Baiser, Olivier Dubois, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Berries and Bulls, Tiffany Mills, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
(American) Guilt, Bradley Teal Ellis, Dance New Amsterdam, New York, NY