Emma Cohen

...is a dance artist currently based in Chicago.

She also writes, edits, + works in archives, among other things. She is currently pursuing a PhD in literature at Northwestern University.

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Sassy, Moody, Nasty - an exploration of dance on TikTok

The Cruel Optimism of Cheer - an analysis of the popular Netflix show

Parsing the Significance of a New Archive - an exploration of a newly released archive of Alvin Ailey photographs



Coming Undone and Becoming Again - a review of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s American Chameleon

Intimacy Made Public - a rview of Gabrielle Revlock’s SEX TAPE

Sussing Out (and Settling Into) Slowness - a reflection on a conversation between Okwui Okpokwasili, Saidiya Hartman, Simone Leigh, and Tina Campt


Ntozake Shange Expresses the Poetry of Black Dance - a review of Dance We Do
Dance, Reanimated on the Page - a review of Drawing the Surface of Dance

Embodying Anti-Racism - a review of My Grandmother’s Hands

Dance Studio Life - a review of Ballet Class

The Undying Book Review


Cunningham in Three Dimensions - a review of the new Cunningham film


Sex and Ghosts in an Empty Theater  - an interview with Anh Vo

Generating Solidarity, Even Through Screens - an interview with Megan Wright of the Dance Artists’ National Collective