Critical Dialogues


Issue 13 | Archives, Practice, and the Independent Choreographer | December 2020

This issue of Critical Dialogues focuses on dance archives and specifically that of choreographers with an established and significant relationship with the City of Sydney. It marks the end of the first stage of a wider project, Dancing Sydney : Mapping Movements : Performing Histories, a partnership between Critical Path and the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University, working with twelve artists/artist group from 2016 – 2020.

This publication features writing by Amanda Card, Kay Armstrong, Narelle Benjamin, Julie-Anne Long, Dean Walsh, Vicki Van Hout, The Fondue Set (Jane McKernan, Elizabeth Ryan and Emma Saunders), Melati Suryodarmo, Ghenoa Gela and Erin Brannigan. Co-edited by Claire Hicks and Elizabeth Chua.

Dancing Sydney Archive Project is supported by City of Sydney, 2019 & 2020.

Issue 12 | Technologies of the Choreographer: Slow Interviews | August 2020

This issue focuses on digital technologies in research, development, and practice. As technology develops and improves, choreographers and performers explore the possibilities digital media can offer to the process of creating and performing dance. The contributing artists’ texts, audios, videos and images focus on the relationship between the live body and the digital technologies that become part of their daily life and an influence on the process of their work discipline.

Edited by Jodie McNeilly Renaudie with contributions from Eddie Ladd, Matt Cornell, Monica Stevens and Simo Kellokumpu.


This publication is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. 

Issue 11 Vol. 1 | Hacking the Anthropocene | May 2019

Following on from Critical Path’s Choreographic Hack Laboratory in January 2019 some of the participants share the entry points and ongoing questions and considerations in relation to the idea of the ‘Anthropocene’.

Edited by Bek Conroy with contributions from Astrida Neimanis, Henrietta Baird, Ivey Wawn, Jodie McNeilly and Sarah Pini.


Issue 6 | Intercultural | Apr 2016

Explores intercultural practice, exchange, reflections of the presentations including Speak Local and other Interchange Festival events held at Critical Path in 2015.

Issue 2 | Dance Dramaturgies | Jan 2014

We feel. We listen. We wait.

Groping for meaningful threads, the logic, our senses not making sense, we probe the hidden, fall over the obvious, turn on constructions, trace connections, impose coherence, and proliferate the imagined…

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