Emma R. Cohen

is a dance artist and freelance writer currently based in Chicago. She is  pursuing a PhD in literature at Northwestern University.

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The Cruel Optimism of Cheer 
Sassy, Moody, Nastyan exploration of dance on TikTok
Parsing the Significance of a New Archive


Coming Undone and Becoming Again, on Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s American Chameleon
Intimacy Made Public, on Gabrielle Revlock’s SEX TAPE
Settling Into Slowness on a conversation between Okwui Okpokwasili, Saidiya Hartman, Simone Leigh, and Tina Campt


Sick History: On Kate Zambreno’s “To Write as if Already Dead”
Ntozake Shange Expresses the Poetry of Black Dance
Dance, Reanimated on the Page, on Drawing the Surface of Dance
Embodying Anti-Racismon My Grandmother’s Hands
Dance Studio Life, on Ballet Class
The Undying Book Review


Cunningham in Three Dimensions