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Dance news and analysis from The Nation
April 14, 2021
Undanced Dances During a Pandemic
From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.
May 7, 2020
The Coronavirus Means Curtains for Artists
The loss of revenue from live events is only the start of this particular disaster.
September 25, 2019
Fascist Celebrity Rehab
What are collaborators to do when their career is on the line? They get by with a little help from their friends.
August 22, 2019
Dismantling Transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Three performances at the world’s biggest arts festival react to transphobic rhetoric in the UK.
November 30, 2017
What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?
We’ve seen a flood of retrospective projects about AIDS—from books to dance to architecture and art. But who is being remembered? And why?
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May 26, 2017
Owning Time at the Venice Biennale
If only for an hour, the Zimbabwean artist Admire Kamudzengerere sought to exert control over an audience culled from the wealthy, sophisticated, international art-world elite.
April 7, 2017
Who Needs the NEA and NEH?
What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
May 6, 2016
A Violent Room
Why did the movie
want or perhaps need to produce and reprise a particular fantasy of interraciality?
February 11, 2016
In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl
The right-wing backlash to her Super Bowl performance only proves how important it was.