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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dance Ink Magazine - Short Lived Contemporary Dance Quarterly 1990-1995

Quarterly Publication from 1990 - 1995

Short lived publication dedicated to conemporary dance.   Won various awards. Each issue included photography and reviews of dance and dance related topics.

We're pleased to list here a collection of the magazines (nearly complete) with contents.   

The Journal/Quarterly was edited by Lise Friedman

Published by:  Dance Ink, Inc.

We had a set as pictured -- it has sold.

Volume One, Number One:  May/June 1990

  • The Wrong Side of the Bed:  Confessions of a Crabby Critic; by Burt Supree
  • A Conversation with Merce Cunningham; By Marcia B. Siegel
  • A Duet is More than Two People Dancing; by Sally Sommer
  • Alvin Ailey:  A Life in Dance; By Lise Friedman
  • Dancing on Broadway; by Margaret Eginton
  • Free Fall; By Lois Greenfield
  • From the Heart of the Artist; Compiled by Wendy Perron
  • Animating Spirit; by Stephen Greco

Volume One, Number Two:  December 1990

  •  Letter from Europe; by Allen Roberston
  • Imagining dance; by Joan Acocella
  • Inside Out; by Sally Sommer
  • Breaking Bounds; by Lois Greenfield
  • Shelly Washington: Ballet Mistress; an interview conducted by Margaret Eginton
  • The Heart of the Artist; Compiled by Wendy Perron
  • Dancenoise; by Chris Callis
  • Josephine Bake:  The Dnace  by Margo Jefferson
  • Taking on Real Life:  Speaking Through Your Art; by Burt Supree

Volume Two; Number One;   April 1991

  • You Say "Potahto" by Joan Aocella
  • Improvisation on a Sphere; by Lois Greenfield
  • The Eye of the Observer; Compiled by Margaret Egninton
  • What's a Poor artist to Do?  by Stephen Greco
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of artistic Freedom; by Bella Lewitzky
  • Trisha Brown Comes Down to Earth;  by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Circadian Circle; Photographed by Mark Hanauer
  • All Dolled Up; by Tobi Tobias

Volume Two; Number Two  July/August 1991

  •  Mark Morris Comes Home; by Nancy Dalva
  • Four Dancers; by Josef Astor
  • Part of the Problem; Joan Acocella
  • The Heart of the Artist; Compiled by Wendy Perron
  • Maggie Black:  Grande Dame of Dance; by Valerie Gladstone
  • Joy Rides; by Tobi Tobias
  • Senta Driver Takes the Plunge;  An Interview Conducted by Margaret Eginton

Volume Two; Number 3   Winter 1991-1992

  • Framing the Dance;  by Victoria Geibel
  • Dancing in Leaner Times; by Sally Banes
  • Making Comes Before Matching; by Adam Gopnik
  • Inner Life:  Molissa Fenley; by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
  • Looking Backward; by Tobi Tobias
  • The Dancer; by Michael Hurson
  • Armchair Explorer:  Patrolling the Universe with Meriedith Monk; by Marcia B. Siegel
  • Dancing:  Through the artist's Eye; by Anne Tobias

Volume 3; Number 2   Summer 1992

  • Dysfunctional Dance; by Anne Tobias
  • How Critics Work;  Joan Acocella
  • Duo; Judith Shea
  • A Company of Choice; Elizabeth Kendall
  • Why a Swan?  by Alastair Macaulay
  • Photo Essay:  Jamie Bishton;  Andrew Eccles
  • Subtler and More Lasting Shapes;  by Tobi Tobias
  • Elena Sherstnova; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Photograph:  Tere O'Connor; by John Schlesinger

Volume 3; Number 3   Fall 1992

  • Notes on the Fred Step;  by Alastair Macaulay
  • Getting to Know You; by Nancy Dalva
  • Photo Essay:  Lula and Tamica Washington; by Mark Hanauer
  • Nureyev; by Elizabeth Kaye
  • Photo Essay:  Peggy Baker; by Josef astor
  • A Ballet's Best Friend;  by Marcia B. Siegel
  • Untitled; by Joel Shapiro
  • Father Knows Best; by Joan Acocella
  • Nikolaj Hubbe:  The Voyage Out; by Tobi Tobias

Volume 3; Number 4  Winter 1992

  •  John Cage; by Nancy Dalva
  • An Avid Dream of Transformation; by Margo Jefferson
  • Drawings; by Claes Oldenburg
  • Going Solo; by Sally Banes
  • Matisse; by Robert Greskovic
  • Eyewitness; by Tobi Tobias
  • Crossings:  Notes from a Pacific Journey; by Marcia B. Siegel
  • David Rousseve; by William Harris
  • Dance Costumes; by Anne Hollander
  • Dream Girls; by Nancy Dalva

Volume 4; Number 1   Spring 1993

  • The Sound of the Movement; by Sally Sommer
  • Judith Flex; by Mark Hanauer
  • Worldly Pleasures; by Tobi Tobias
  • Project for Dance Ink, 1993; Ginzel and Jones
  • Translations; by Marcia B. Siegel
  • The New French Revolution; by Valerie Gladstone
  • Joseph Lennon and Dennis O'Connor; by Guzman
  • The Reappearance of the Past; by Gay Morris
  • The Language of Community; by Bill Deresiewicz
  • Margie Gillis; by Caroline Kahn

Volume 4; Number 3  Fall 1993

  • The Arresting Movement:  The Photgraphs of Martin Munkacsi; by Dale Harris
  • Aids Onstage; by Wendell Ricketts
  • An Ear for Movembnt; by Margo Jefferson
  • Boodblocks; by Mel Kendrick
  • Lost Dances; by Tobi Tobias
  • Alexandre Proia; by K. C. Bailey
  • The Course of Events; by Mindy Aloff
  • Diamanda Galas; by William Harris
  • Three Choreographers; by Nadia Feder
  • Brassai's Mirror; by Tobi Tobias

Volume 4; Number 4   Winter 1993/94

  • Helmut Hates Ballet; by Jean Nathan
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov:  A Dnacer on the Brink; by Vera Krassovskaya
  • Keds; by Roy Lichtenstein
  • Memories of Joseph Cornell:  An Interview with Allegra Kent; by Midy Aloff
  • Western Dreams; by Tobi Tobias
  • Lance Gries; by Stewart Shining
  • Elizabeth of the Anchorage; by Nancy Dalva
  • Besie's Way; by Anne Tobias
  • Three Dancers; by Joh Chan and Josef Astor
  • Etienne-Jules Marey; Le Saut a la Perche; by Tobi Tobias

Volume 5, Number 1    Spring 1994

  • Twyla Tharp; by Nancy Dalva
  • Merce Cuningham:  A Tribute; by Nancy Dalva
  • Merce Cunningham and company; by Duane Michaels
  • Revelations; by Mindy Aloff
  • Directrs' Drawings;  Time Burton; Federico Fellini, John Huston, Akira Kurosawa
  • Trisha Brown and Robert Rauschenberg; by Jim Eigo
  • Zigzag; by Tobi Tobias
  • Sarah Skaggs; by Richard Dunkley
  • Words and Images; by Robert Wilson
  • Red Shoes; by Marcia B. Siegel

Volume 5, Number 2   Summer 1994

  • The Many Worlds of Herbert Foss; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Do You Love Me (Now that I can Dance)?  by Richard B. Woodward
  • The Words to Say it;  by Craig Bromberg
  • Susan Marshall:  A Place Beyond Words; by Anne Tobias
  • Amy Pivar; by Caroline Kahn
  • Holly Brubach's Grand Jete Across Forty-Third Street; by Jean Nathan
  • Hubbe/Whelan by Richard Dunkley
  • Simons/Daniels; by Andrea Blanch
  • Seventh Regiment Armory Ball; by Mindy Aloff
  • Climate of Thought; by Adam Copnik
  • Light Matters; by Nancy Dalva

Volume 5, Number 3   Fall 1994 (larger Format Journal)

  • Swan Song for Nureyev; by Patti Smith
  • Tamara Toumanova; by Wendy Lesser
  • Ralph Lemon, by Craig Bromberg
  • Julio Gonzalez; by Nancy Reynolds
  • Kathy Rose; by Don McDonagh
  • La Ronde; by Nancy Dalva
  • Body Language; by Richard B. Woodward
  • Silent Moves; by Margo Jefferson
  • On the Tracks; by Tobi Tobias
  • Keyed Up; by Torene Svitil
  • Eileen Thomas; by Josef Astor
  • The Rules of the Game; by Tobi Tobias

Volume 5, Number 4   Winter 1994/95

  • A Man of the Cloth; by Tobi Tobias
  • Check Your Body at the Door; by Sally Sommer
  • Eros and the Moderns; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • 10 Things; by Nancy Dalva
  • The Pleasure Principle; by Richrd B. Woodward
  • Boal, Albert Evans; Stewart Shining & Andrew Eccles
  • Emile Ardolino; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Ape & Cat (At the Dance); by Jim Dine
  • Saul Steinberg's Tango; by Stephanie Stebich
  • Johanthan Burrows; by Allen Robertson
  • Neil Greenberg; by William Harris
  • Ltte Berk; by Jean Nathan
  • Man Ray; by Margo Jefferson
  • Shots in the Dark; by Tobi Tobias

Volume 6, Number 1    Sprint 1995

  • Twyla Tharp at ABT; by Duane Michals & Nancy Dalva
  • Showman; by Peter Anastos
  • The Art of Seduction; by Jean Nathan
  • Story, Tale of a Dance and A Tour; by Merce Cunningham
  • Painters Look; by Mark Tansey
  • Dada; by Max Erstwhile
  • Portraits; by John Dugdale
  • Tony Kushner; by William Harris
  • Larry Kramer; by William Harris
  • Fall on Me, Icarus; by Michael Duncan
  • Ballet in no Longer Woman; by Elizabeth Kaye
  • Susan Jaffe, Modern Dancer; by Elizabeth Kaye
  • Frederic Gafner; by Josef Astor

Volume 6, Number 2    Summer 1995

  • Esther Williams; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe; by Rika Burnham
  • Geoffrey Been; by Nancy Dalva
  • Store:  Tal of a Dance and A Tour; by Merce Cunningham
  • Eillen Gray; by Tobi Tobias
  • Madame Gres; by Anne Hollander
  • Annabelle Gamson; by Elizabeth Kendall
  • Lori Belilove & Dancers; by Marcia Lippman
  • Dennis O"Connor; by Stewrat Shining
  • Issey Miyake; by Margo Jefferson
  • Is Dance Dead??


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