Dance Index

The journal Dance Index was founded by Lincoln Kirstein in 1942. Over the following seven years, 56 issues were published, presenting original scholarship on a wide range of dance subjects. In the spirit of its predecessor, the new Dance Index examines the multi-dimensional richness and diversity of the world of dance. Its intention is to surprise and excite a general audience with a new level of understanding and appreciation of the real and critical importance of dance in contemporary culture. 

New Issue

Dance, Photography: Notes on Connection

By Jerry L. Thompson

DANCE INDEX Volume 9 No. 2, Fall 2018

ISBN: 978-0-87130-081-2

29 pages, 22 illustrations


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In this new issue of Dance Index the complex and interdependent relationship between dance and photography is explored in a deeply informed essay by writer and photographer Jerry L. Thompson. Some of his examples show photography as a means of dance documentation; others use dance as a subject matter with which to explore the photographic medium and its technical capacities. The approach to photography discussed in these pages fits into a mutually synergistic place, where the resulting images do something that is greater than the sum of the parts at play.

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