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Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2016: Lost & Found” curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls, October-November 2016. Edited by Houston-Jones, Rawls and Jaime Shearn Coan.
Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2021: The Dream of the Audience and PLATFORM 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II), curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, mark the 14th and 15th Platforms to date in Danspace’s signature and most anticipated series. Since its inception in 2010, Platforms have resulted in multifaceted performances, public programs, and publications that provide rich context and deep connections for artists and audiences.

Platform 2021: The Dream of the Audience was a virtual Platform, designed to allow artists to work safely during a pandemic and reflect upon the current moment through new film commissions. The featured artists were all past Platform curators, each with long-standing relationships to Danspace: Eiko Otake with Joan Jonas, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Reggie Wilson, and Okwui Okpokwasili. Platform 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II) features new live and in-person premieres by artists, mayfield brooks, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, iele paloumpis, and Ogemdi Ude.

Platform 2022 delves into ancestral explorations, connections, and disconnections, as well as accessibility, and disability aesthetics, sustainable relationships to land, site, and water, and how these connections find their way into the artists’ choreographic work. This publication was written to both reflect on Platform 2021 and anticipate Platform 2022 with written contributions by the artists, Hussie-Taylor, and Writer-in-Residence, Maura Nguyen Donohue. Both Platforms, inspired by a 1977 poem by the late artist and writer, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982), wherein she addresses the audience “as if a distant relative.” Both Platforms, built on impossible questions during precarious times.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2016: A Body in Places” curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell in collaboration with Eiko Otake, February-March 2016. Edited by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project Platform curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor. Edited by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Jenn Joy. Contributors include: Paisid Aramphongphan, Lydia Bell, Douglas Crimp, DD Dorvillier, Robert Dunn, Simone Forti, Huffa Frobes-Cross, Malik Gaines, David Gordon, Miguel Gutierrez, Anna Halprin, Deborah Hay, Sharon Hayes, Trajal Harrell, Patricia Hoffbauer, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jill Johnston, Jenn Joy, Liz Kotz, Ralph Lemon, Clarinda Mac Low, Juliette Mapp, Meredith Monk, Kelly Nipper, Zeena Parkins, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Wendy Perron, Yvonne Rainer, Melinda Ring, Steve Roden, Carolee Schneemann, Noémie Solomon, Stacy Spence, Elaine Summers and Lana Wilson. For institutional pricing, please contact Lydia Bell at
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets” curated by Claudia La Rocco, February-March 2015. Edited by Claudia La Rocco and Judy Hussie-Taylor.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2014: Diary of an Image by DD Dorvillier” curated by Jenn Joy, May-June 2014. Edited by Jenn Joy, DD Dorvillier, and Judy Hussie-Taylor.

Please note this catalogue comes in three colors: turquoise, pink, and yellow. You will have the option to choose which color you would like at check out.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2011: Susan Rethorst: Retro(intro)spective” curated by Melinda Ring, May-June 2011. Edited by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Melinda Ring.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2011: Body Madness” curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor and David Parker, February-April 2011. Edited by Jodi Bender and Ursula Eagly.
Catalogue for the Danspace Project series “Platform 2010: i get lost” curated by Ralph Lemon, January-April 2010. Edited by Katherine Profeta.
Danspace Project's 25th Anniversary Book was published in 1999 to accompany the Silver Series, eight weeks of commemorative performances held between December 1998-December 1999. Edited by Laurie Uprichard, Douglas Dunn and Carol Mullins.

All catalogue prices include Media Mail shipping and handling costs. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. For institutional pricing, please contact Seta Morton at
Aki Sasamoto: Phase Transition is published by Danspace Project on the occasion of Sasamoto's performance installation, Phase Transition, presented by Danspace Project, January 9-18, 2020.

This publication features writing by Sasamoto, curator Lydia Bell, scholar Rachel Valinksy, and an intimate conversation between Sasamoto and choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones. Valinksy’s essay, “To the Limit,” explores how Sasamoto uses “the motif of the limit across forms and containers,” tracing the origins of Phase Transition to previous works exploring scientific notions of change states, hypothesis, and flexibility. The conversation with Houston-Jones delves into Sasamoto’s early influence in dance improvisation, especially as a dancer in the work of Yvonne Meier. The publication also features a series of photographs of Phase Transition in development by artist Ben Hagari.
Published by Danspace Project on the occasion of collective terrain/s (April 25-May 4, 2019), organized by choreographers Jasmine Hearn & Tatyana Tenenbaum and Danspace Project Associate Curator Lydia Bell

collective terrain/s is a collective research process into sounding in the body. How does the body open up possibilities for voice and resistance? What resonances in the voice and body exist beyond language?

the collective terrain/s publication is designed by collective please/denise shu mei, with contributions from Lydia Bell, Marisa Clementi, Yingjia Lemon Guo, Jasmine Hearn, Tendayi Kuumba, Pareena Lim, Rebeca Medina, Denise Shu Mei, Amber Jamilla Musser, Greg Purnell, lily bo shapiro, Samita Sinha, Jules Skloot, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Nicole Wallace, Cyrah Ward, and Rochelle Jamila Wilbun.
by Okwui Okpokwasili and Asiya Wadud.

day pulls down the sky / a filament in gold leaf marks a first-time collaboration between Belladonna* Collaborative and Danspace Project.

day pulls down the sky is the title of Okpokwasili’s first (and simultaneously released) LP. Immediately upon hearing about this recording, Belladonna’s founder Rachel Levitsky had the idea to publish the lyrics and to invite Asiya Wadud to write in response to Okwui’s songs.
Limited edition purple vinyl.

day pulls down the sky was initiated by Danspace Project’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Judy Hussie-Taylor, who brought the idea of a recording to Okwui Okpokwasili during one of their meetings about Danspace’s upcoming Platform 2020: Utterances from the Chorus and new research institute. The 7 songs featured on the album were written by Okwui between 2012-2018 with some specifically for her performance pieces. They were recorded on January 8, 2019 at the studio of recording engineer, John Kilgore.

This album was produced by Okwui’s longtime artistic collaborator, Peter Born, and four of the songs were first performed by Okwui at Danspace Project, including sam's song on the occasion of Sam Miller's memorial on September 15, 2018.

The album will be on sale February 22, 2020, coinciding with Platform 2020: Utterances from the Chorus, curated by Okwui Okpokwasili and Judy Hussie-Taylor.

Artist: Okwui Okpokwasili
Producer: Peter Born
Cover Art: Ralph Lemon
Recording Engineer: John Kilgore
Mastered by: Alan Silverman/*Alf Masters*
Design: Judith Walker
Executive Producer: Judy Hussie-Taylor/Danspace Project
The Rebel Angels Cookbook was created on the occasion of Danspace Project’s 2021 Rebel Angels Gala, honoring Bebe Miller, Annie-B Parson, and Pat Steir. Danspace Project invited past Honorees to share personal recipes, which have formed The Rebel Angels Cookbook. Our gratitude for these incredible artists and thinkers is enduring, as their generative spirits and creative endeavors have continued to nourish us throughout this year of pandemic. The cookbook is available as a digital and limited-edition print publication.

Featuring Contributions from: Marina Abramovi?, Charles Atlas, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Trisha Brown, Douglas Crimp, Merce Cunningham, Michelle Coffey, Molly Davies, Simone Forti, Philip Glass, Kathy Halbreich, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Judith Jamison, Ralph Lemon, Cynthia Mayeda, Joseph V. Melillo, Bebe Miller, Sam Miller, Eiko Otake, Annie-B Parson, Yvonne Rainer, Lucy Sexton, Elizabeth Streb, Jennifer Tipton, Laurie Uprichard, Wendy Whelan, and Robert Wilson.
Danspace Project created this limited edition T shirt design on the occasion of Tea for Three in October 2017, a presentation of legendary artists Simone Forti, Steve Paxton and Yvonne Rainer's first-ever collaboration! The design features artwork by Simone Forti.

Available in SM and L. M is sold out. Specify your size at checkout.
Volume One of Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2020: Utterances From The Chorus catalogue traces the curators’ lines of inquiry and the processes and practices of artists and writers, leading up to a multi-week event. The Platform’s live elements occurred February 22 through March 21, 2020. The Platform was co-curated by MacArthur Award recipient, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Danspace Executive Director & Chief Curator, Judy Hussie-Taylor, who ask us to consider:
How do we weave a collective song?
How can the voice and body be a site of resistance and transformation?
How can we share artistic practices – between artists and between artists and audiences?
Between 2021 and 2023 Danspace Project (Lenapehoking/NYC) collaborated with Artist Research Fellows devynn emory, Okwui Okpokwasili, Samita Sinha, and David Thomsoninitiating the Center for Dialogue & Exchange in the Arts (CDEA), a research site addressing the relationship between artistic inquiry and performance practice. Reassembly: Field Notes for Unknowing offers a glimpse into a years-long dialogue among the Research Fellows about generational change and critical issues facing the dance and performance field at a time of
cultural, political, economic, physical, and spiritual crises.

Reassembly includes transcripts of select conversations between the Fellows and other artists, writers, scholars, and educators that took place during CDEA’s inaugural events; reflective essays by Judy Hussie-Taylor, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, and Joseph M. Pierce; resources for artists' sustainability by David Thomson; and an exchange on integrative health practices between devynn emory and artist, Yo-Yo Lin. Edited by Seta Morton with transcription and notes by Nora Raine Thompson.

Reflecting on the value of performance practice and artistic transmission; sustainability and healthcare for artists; and artists' relationships to arts institutions, Reassembly is a collection of prompts for creative, critical, and expansive thinking.
A Delicate Ritual, guest curated by Kyle Abraham, is the 16th Platform to date at Danspace Project. The Platform presents six weeks of performances and events, featuring shared evenings between Nicholas Ryan Gant & Shamel Pitts (May 2-4), David Roussève & taisha paggett (May 23-25), and Vinson Fraley & Bebe Miller (June 6-8). All of the performances respond to Abraham’s curatorial inquiries:

How does nature’s relationship with humanity communicate/jostle/live in your body? How present is a history of love in your relationship to ritual or prayer? 
How does change affect your relationship to ritual and prayer?

Platform 2024 honors the life and work of late choreographer and dance educator, Kevin Wynn. Other live events of the Platform include a memorial to Wynn, classes in Wynn’s technique taught by Jason Rodriguez, and an afternoon of artistic exchanges.  
This catalogue features images by photographer, Gioncarlo Valentine and a collection of transcribed and edited conversations between the Platform artists, along with unlikely “blind-date” conversations between choreographer, Beth Gill and photographer, Carrie Schneider; director, Charlotte Brathwaite and ecologist, Marisa Prefer; and arborist, Ethan Woods and acupuncturist, Steve Pang. With this publication, on the occasion of Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual, Abraham brings together artists, environmentalists, and healers from different walks of life to reflect on their own rituals and to discuss overarching concepts of care, time, water, home, location, prayer and practice.