TCR announces Issue 3.43, a special issue on dance, guest-edited by Aisha Sasha John and Alexa Solveig Mardon. In the summer of 2020, John and Mardon put out a call for visual or textual scores that dance artists employ in the creation of urgent, necessary, and medicinal work—as well as for writing that itself dances. They asked: What is it that you are dancing? This issue features the responses of over thirty contributors to that call including All Bodies Dance Project, Hannah Campbell & Xinyue Liu, Justine A. Chambers & Seika Boye, Michael Chang, Francesca Chudnoff, Jessica Cook, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Aisha Sasha John & Alexa Solveig Mardon, Adam Kinner, Lee Su-Feh, Dana Michel & Michael Nardone, Julie D. Mills, Chenise Mitchell, Andrea Nunes, Erin Poole & Johnny Mrym Spence, Coman Poon & Naishi Wang, Sarah Pritchard, Zahra Shahab, Malik Nashad Sharpe, B. Solomon, Eden Solomon, and Edisa Weeks.
Work Week in July: A Daily Practice of Written Recall
To Begin the World Over Again: Choreographic Sketch
Each day when he wakes up he wants to fill the bedroom with a tone
Excerpts from Choreography Journal
Meanwhile, Back on Zoom
Speaking To Be Seen
COVER: Seika Boye, Untitled, 2019. From This Living Dancer Project, Toronto. Image credit: Craig Boyko.
Pessimism isn’t the disaster that we should be looking at. It’s optimism, it’s this
cruel motherfucker dressed in White and Floral and Sequins and yet is nothing but
Dagger and Sword.
Everything we are
comes from gathering together.
Please join us in celebrating Issue 3.43: I’m looking for a way to dance with a special evening hosted by guest editors Aisha Sasha John and Alexa Solveig Mardon and featuring contributors to the issue.
SB The morning after I exert, after leaving the ground, my body is screaming. I get carried away in the dancing of it — the push and the push and the repetitive action and the momentum.
Openings and Obstacles
A set of tasks to dance with, alone or with others.
A set of tasks to solve problems with.
A set of tasks to fight with,
To love with.
My flip-fold was masterful on a different register, and it was performed for a select audience — that other gymgoer.
TCR announces Issue 3.43 (winter, 2021), a special issue on dance, guest-edited by Aisha Sasha John and Alexa Solveig Mardon.
In scoring Yellow Towel, Michel and Nardone began with a series of questions to address the itinerant and obscure aspects of the work: What is legible in the moment of performance?