On Blackness – Ligia Lewis: minor matter (2016)

Blackness is certainly not an easy topic to write about, especially for an author who is not black himself. I have watched Ligia Lewis’ minor matter three times since January but I have been very hesitant to analyze it, because it is important for black writers and black activists to be at the center of the discourse […]

Pornpower

Yesterday, I read a “half-serious” article on Buzzfeed which celebrated the 10th anniversary of Pornhub (it is hard to be serious when talking about porn in a society that is so obsessed with the performance of sexual sterility… but also it’s Buzzfeed). Among some of the mind-blowing data quoted there, Pornhub now ranks as the the #44 […]

A Queer Survival Kit: Part II

This is a 3-part article on queer survival and queer politics. Part I: Art. Part III: Failure and Dance.   Item 2: A perfectly functional Gaydar Gaydar is a pun on the word radar, which refers to the ability to spot who the queer ones are in this overwhelmingly straight world. In the heterosexual discourse, […]

The privileged male dancer

The privileged male dancer is everywhere in the dance world. The privileged male dancer is made possible thanks to the unprivileged female dancer, and the non-existent gender non-binary dancer. The privileged male dancer can start dancing in his 20s and go on to have a long-lasting successful dance career, unparalleled by his female colleagues. He […]

Maria Hassabi – PLASTIC

I watched this piece at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) almost a year ago, which makes it rather bizarre that I am publishing a post about it now. There seems to be a constant fear in dance that we need to capture as much as we can before it fleets away: we need photos, […]