Motor Dance Journal #1
165 mm x 245 mm, 162 pages
First published 2022
Editors: Isabelle Bucklow and Hannah Woods
Design: Audrey Solomon
'Critical and creative engagements with dance'
A brand new magazine for the end of the year, this is Motor Dance Journal #1. Mustard-yellow and bookish in size, this neatly put together journal explores dance both critically and creatively, meaning (really) that there's something in here for everyone — whether your hips lie or not.
This first edition is themed 'The Solo', as editors Hannah and Isabelle write: 'We look to the solo dance as a provocation, rather than a category: what does it mean to dance on one's own? Is the soloist ever really dancing alone?' A fitting theme for a magazine first conceived of during 2020.
On the Journal
At work with Hannah and Isabelle: ‘There exist plenty of magazines for film enthusiasts, or those with an interest in literature, design and art but there is little dedicated entirely to dance. There are of course some exceptions to this, but, by and large, it felt to us that dance had been sidelined from printed matter.’