Emma R. Cohen

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

Dance Portfolio

Writing Portfolio

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


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


Performing the Patient: On Emily Wells’s ‘A Matter of Appearance’LA Review of Books
Sick History: On Kate Zambreno’s “To Write as if Already Dead” - Cleveland Review of Books
Ntozake Shange Expresses the Poetry of Black Dance - tD
Dance, Reanimated on the Page, on Drawing the Surface of Dance - tD
Embodying Anti-Racismon My Grandmother’s Hands - tD
Dance Studio Life, on Ballet Class - tD
The Undying Book Review - Seven Ponds


Cunningham in Three Dimensions - tD


‘The Inexplicable Facets of Living in a Human Body’: An Interview with Emma Bolden - Hazlitt
Sex and Ghosts in an Empty Theater, an interview with Anh Vo - tD
Generating Solidarity, Even Through Screens, an interview with the Dance Artists’ National Collective - tD