Critical Dialogues

Our e-journal, Critical Dialogues, is a platform for the promotion and dissemination of creative research and exploration of practice undertaken by those working in choreography. Critical Dialogues was launched in 2013 and each bi-annual issue features a different guest editor and editorial theme.

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. 2 | Feeling the Anthropocene | August 2019

Artists from four continents, an educator and a producer, share their thoughts and work. We asked them to write a ‘feeling response’ to the Anthropocene.

Edited by Tamar Kelly with contributions from Renae Shadler, Eko Supriyanto, Sam Hertz, Emily Johnson, Kenneth McLeod and Pippa Bailey.


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 10 | No Body | Nov 2018

In volume #10, the absent body is placed in relief against the non-sighted body and the aliveness of objects, culminating in a meditation on what absence might mean in today’s post-fordist era.

Issue 9 | Dance Visual Art | Mar 2018

In volume #9, artists and curators explore intersections between dance and visual art.


Issue 8 | Environment | Aug 2017

In volume #8, artists examine how environments shape experience and output in the creative realm.


Issue 7.2 | Disability | April 2017

In the second volume of CD#7, artists write about how they create work out of the material they live and foster new and unique choreographic approaches. ACCESSIBLE WORD DOC

Issue 7 | Disability | Sept 2016

Choreographers speak about their experiences and claiming spaces as artists with disability.

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.


Exercises in writing towards, about, around and alongside writing by Sydney’s Writing Dancing group.

Issue 4 | Spotlight on Dance Massive | Mar 2015

The curatorial process, what it means to be a young artist in the program, the increasing presence of producers and the Sydney perspective.

Issue 3 | Practice | Aug 2014

Dedicated to the intimate activities, oblique acts, and invisible efforts that feed into the work of choreography.

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…

Issue 1 | In Writing | June 2013

Locating writing and dancing as partners in practice, process, performance and documentation.