Interviews & Conversations: In order of appearance.


"Dialogue on Dance." Performing Arts Journal, Vols. 1 & 2 (1976), pp. 163-171. Conversation between Douglas Dunn & Trisha Brown. The conversation also appears in Brown, Jean Morrison, Ed. The Vision of Modern Dance. Princeton: Princeton Book Company, 1979, pp. 163-171. Also appeared as “Making Dances” in Bonnie Marranca & Gautam Dasgupta, Ed. Conversations on Art and Performance, Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1999, pp. 344-350.


"Interview." Semiotext(e). Vol III, no. 2 (1978), pp. 204-214.


"Dunn on Dancing." Live Performance Art 4 (1980), pp. 3-9.


"Work in Progress Interview with Douglas Dunn, Jeffrey Schiff and John Driscoll." Art & Dance. Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, Inc., 1982, pp. 107-118.


"Douglas Dunn & Dancers." Handout printed by the Walker Art Center, October 1984, of interview edited by Thomas Russell. He mistakenly refers to 101 (1974) as Performance Exhibition 101.


"Questions a Karole Armitage, Douglas Dunn, & Twyla Tharp." Theatre/Public: Festival d'Automne a Paris 1986 - Revue bimestriellepubliee par Le Theatre de Gennevilliers, pp. 105-108. Also in this publication: "Douglas Dunn, automne '86," a review in French translation of Dunn's Dances for Men, Women, and Moving Door  (1986) by Deborah Jowitt, pp. 109-110. And, "Robert Creeley, Poemes," text in English and French of the poems used by Steve Lacy in writing songs for Futurities (1984), danced and choreographed by Dunn and Elsa Wolliaston, pp.111-114.


"Carolyn Brown, Douglas Dunn, Viola Farber, Steve Paxton, Marianne Preger Simon, Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons jr, David Vaughan: Cunningham and His Dancers (1987)." Kostelanetz, Richard. Merce Cunningham, Dancing in Space and Time. Pennington, NJ: a cappella books, 1992, pp. 101-123. Also appeared in Ballet Review. Vol. 15, no. 3 (1987), pp. 19-40. 


"Notes sur quelques travaux recents." Theatre/Public, Festival d'Automne a Paris '89,

Revue bimestrielle publiee par le Theatre de Gennevilliers, Novembre-Decembre 1989, p 113.


"Summary of Remarks by Douglas Dunn." "The Modern Heritage: Revolution as Tradition." Dance/USA International Roundtable,Conference Documentation, Dance/USA, Washington, DC, 1990, pp. 97-98.


"Talking Dance." Writings on Dance. Autumn (1994). Panel discussion, DD and others, pp. 52-63.


The Moving Architects, Interviewer Erin Carlisle Norton, Movers & Shapers Podcast Number 65, June 19, 2018.



Articles: Alphabetical by author.


Banes, Sally. "Douglas Dunn: Cool Symmetries." Terpsichore in SneakersPost-Modern Dance. Middletown. CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987, pp. 187-199. Also in this book, "Talking Dancing," by DD, pp. 200-201; "The Grand Union, Q & A," pp. 219-234. "Cool Symmetries" also appeared in the Houghton Mifflin edition of Terpsichore in Sneakers, Boston, 1980, and in Dance Scope 12, Spring/Summer (1978), pp. 50-62.


Bremser, Martha. “Douglas Dunn.” Fifty Contemporary Choreographers. London: Routledge, 1999, pp. 93-97.


Calvetti, Paola, "Douglas Dunn." Evidentidanza '81, Quaderni della Rassegna. Centro Studi Danza Firenze, Italy, pp. 42-47.


Franko, Mark. "Expressivism and Chance Procedure: the Future of an Emotion." Res 21, Spring (1992), pp. 142-160. The article also appears as a chapter in Franco, Mark. Dancing Modernism/Performing Politics, Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1995, pp. 75-92.


Galloni d'Istria, Isabelle. "Elsa Wolliaston danse en due avec Douglas Dunn: 'Futurities.'" Pour La Danse. Paris: No. 106, October, (1984), p. 7. Also, "Entretien Steve Lacy," pp. 8-9.


Hanna, Judith Lynne. "Symbiosis and Short-Circuit in the Avant-Garde: Douglas Dunn." The Performer-Audience Connection. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983, Chapter 6, pp. 95-111, plus other mentions, see index.


Hough, Lindy. "Dance Today: Beyond Swan Lake." Mother Jones, July, (1976), pp. 66-68. Discusses Gestures in Red (1975) in general article about state of dance.


Howell, John. "No to Homogenized Dancing." Performing Arts Journal, Fall (1977). Discusses Lazy Madge (1976-77), in survey of current downtown work.


Jowitt, Deborah. "Douglas Dunn Makes Dance About Making Up His Mind." The Village Voice, June 14, (1976). A preview article for performances of Lazy Madge (1976-77).


Ramsay, Margaret Hupp. The Grand Union. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.


Robertson, Allen, & Donald Hutera. The Dance Handbook. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1990. Brief summary of early career, pp. 206-207.


Sharp, Willoughby; Bear, Liza; Izzo, Jean. "The Grand Union: There Were Some Good Moments," Avalanche, No. 8, Summer/Fall, (1973), pp. 40-47.


Siegel, Marcia B. "Free Standing Structures, (Merce Cunningham and others)." The Hudson Review, Vol. XLI, no. 2, Summer (1988), pp. 357-362,


Yurkievich, Saul. "Douglas Dunn,"  Ballet/Danse, l'Avant Scene, Paris, April-July, (1990), pp. 70-79.

Selected Reviews: Alphabetical by author.


Carroll, Noel. "New School, New York; Exhibit." Artforum 18, February (1975), pp. 73-74. Review of Octopus (1974).


___.  "Douglas Dunn, 308 Broadway." Artforum 13, September (1974), p. 86. Review of 101 (1974), which took place not at 308, but at 508 Broadway.


Folkman, Marjorie. "Dunn Performs at Barnard." Barnard Bulletin, Vol XCVII, no. 11, November 19, (1990), p. 28 & 30. The reviews mistakenly refers to 101 (1974) as Labyrinth. Review of a Lecture Demonstration.


Hicks, Robert. "Stagings: Steps to an Ecology of Dance." Jazz 17, July (1993), pp. 69-71 & 80. Reviews Landing (1992) in discussion of music and dance.


Hodgson, Moira. "Catching the Mind in Mid-Air." Dance Magazine, February, (1976), p. 77. Review of Gestures in Red (1975). 


Jowitt, Deborah. The Dance in Mind. Boston, David R. Godine, 1985. Various reviews, see index.


Rosen, Lillie F. Attitude, Vol. 7, no. 2, Winter/Spring, (1991), p. 31. Review of Unrest (1990).


Siegel, Marcia B. Watching the Dance Go By. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977, pp. 326-328. Review of 101 (1974).


Sloat, Susanna.“New York.”Ballet Review 45.4, Winter 2017-2018, pp. 12-13. Review of Antipodes (2017)

Written By Douglas Dunn: In order of appearance.


Dunn, Douglas. [13]. "Not Bad, Not Bad." Eddy 3, April (1974), pp. 20-21.


___. "Notes on Playing Myself." Eddy  4, Summer (1974), p. 22.


___.  "Words." [Fanny Logos]. Eddy 4, Summer (1974), pp. 38-40.


___. "Thirteen Replies for a Video Editorial." Dance Scope 9, Spring/Summer (1975), pp. 8-10. DD & others.


___. "Talking Dancing." Klosty, James. Merce Cunningham. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1975, p. 39. The version in this edition is incorrect; four lines missing. The piece appears correctly in a later edition of the same book, New York: Limelight Editions, 1986, p. 39. And again correctly in two editions of Banes, Sally. Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987, pp. 200-201. And, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980, pp. 200-201.


___. "Hide & Seek." [Fanny Logos]. Eddy 7, Winter, (1975-76), pp. 67-69.


___. Lazy Madge, Score. With Annabel Levitt. New York: Vehicle, 1977. New Performance, Vol.1, no. 2 (1978), pp. 23-26. Excerpt. Eddy 10 (1978), inside front cover, excerpt.


___,"Fearing." Put out by DD as two-sided poster, 1980. Also appeared in: Moving Letters I, Vol 1, no. 1 (1983), pp. 8-9. Less Hot Air On Dance. Vols. 1 & 2 (1992), p. 14. Contact Quarterly. Vol. 19, no. 2 (1994), pp. 102-103.


___. "Three Interviews." Kreemer, Connie. Ed., Further Steps. New York: Harper & Row, 1987, pp. 58-65. Book includes a Biography, p. 57, and a chronology of works to May 1982, pp. 66-69.


___. "Only Nothing." Text written April 1988 for Italian publication never heard from again. Rumor had it that the piece appeared, so if you find it, please let DD know.


___. "No Such Thing." "The Heart of the Artist," Dance Ink. Vol. 1, no. 2 (1990), p. 25. DD and others. 


___. "Sneakers." Dance Ink. Vol. 4, no. 4 (1993/4), p. 13.


___. "Going Bird Meets Cougar-Asleep-on-Tree-Branch," New Literary History. Vol. 26, no. 1 (1995), pp. 73-96.


___. "Dear Friends." Contact Quarterly. Vol. 20, no. 2 (1995), pp. 13-15. Excerpt from DD's 1994 Annual Letter.


___. “Talking Dancing Festival—Fall ’97.” DCA News (Dance Critics Association). Spring 1998, pp. 11&17. Report on Festival held in Stockholm, August/September 1997. Errors in final edit.


___. "I'm Dancing."  Alexander, Elena, Ed., Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page. Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture, G&B Arts, 1998, pp. 45-60.


___. “Dear Friends.” Contact Quarterly. Vol. 24, no. 1 (1998-9), pp. 39-43. Printing of DD’s 1997 Annual Letter.


___. “Rudy Burckhardt and His Friends.” Aperture. No. 163/Spring 2001, pp. 70-73. 


___. “Annual Letter.” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. No. 67, January 2001, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, pp. 62-68.


___. “Around the World Toward ‘Muscle Shoals’.” Dance Magazine. April 2003, pp. 31-33.


___. Genoese Days, Erudite Fangs Editions, 2004

____. Dancer Out of Sight, Collected Writings of Douglas Dunn, Drawings by Mimi Gross, Ink Inc., 2012


___. Aidos, Starcraft Press Editions, 2015


____. Disappearances and a Portfolio, Tether 3, Grenfell Press, 2017, pp. 77-113