Everybody Dance Now: 20 Years of Dancing in Print

April 2–May 22, 2009

Exhibition design: Abbott Miller, Pentagram Design, New York.

“Everybody Dance Now: 20 Years of Dancing in Print” is a survey of the award-winning visual and performing arts magazines Dance Ink and 2wice, designed by Abbott Miller. The exhibition features the magazines' historic collaborations with dancers, choreographers,' and photographers, the result of a single, powerful idea of creating performances within the unique “stage” of the printed page.

Emerging from the 1990s New York dance community, Dance Ink was conceived by its publisher Patsy Tarr as an alternative performance space, one that had the advantage of becoming a physical record of this most ephemeral art form. 2wice, its successor, continues in this tradition with a focus on editions that use the medium of print to evoke the tactile, visual and temporal qualities of performance.

The exhibition, designed by Miller, includes the publications, books, photographs, posters and artifacts related to the production of these unique documents of contemporary dance. The exhibition is on display at the AIGA National Design Center, at 164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets) in New York.