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Emily May

Emily May is a British-born, Berlin-based writer trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, and specialising in dance reporting and criticism. She has written for publications across Europe and America including The Stage, Dance Magazine, Flash Art, SLEEK, and Springback

“I have the desire to fight”

Emily May previews Venice’s dance festival and the ongoing work of this year’s Golden Lion recipient: María La Ribot.

Thinking with the Body: Dance and Performance at the 13th Gwangju Biennale

This year’s Gwangju Biennale, set to take place in Gwangju, South Korea in April, includes the work of two celebrated choreographers, Trajal Harrell and Cecilia Bengolea. Through interviews with these dance artists and the biennale’s curators, Emily May explores the history of Gwangju; the organizing theme of “Intelligence and the Expanded Mind”; and the prominence of performance in the program.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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