Letter from the Editors
TiLLT Magazine grew out of a frustration with the current scope of dance
magazines. As working artists in New York City, we were surrounded by fascinating,
innovative, provocative, and beautiful work made by remarkable artists. However,
we were discouraged by the lack of coverage such artists (and increasingly, dance in
general) receive in major publications. There was no place for us to learn about the
work created by artists rethinking what dance might be and how it might be shared
with audiences; there was no place for us to discuss dance performed outside of the
mainstream modern or ballet traditions. We knew this work was happening (we
saw it every day), but we didn’t have the resources to share it.
How could we best connect and share the diversity of dance work and experiences?
What platform would best encourage open dialogue about dance in all its forms? It
was from these questions that the idea for an online publication emerged. TiLLT
grew out of a desire to collect the vast movement experiences and practices of the
dance field in one place, to start a conversation and provoke discussion, and to bring
the various artists and practices we see and do together on a global scale.
Now more than ever our voices—the voices of artists, movers, and thinkers—are
important. Through TiLLT, we hope to bring those voices together to create a space
for open discussion, a space to learn about or see something new, and a space to
reflect on our practice and our world.
We hope you enjoy this first issue, and that you join the conversation. We look
forward to continuing to learn and grow together through this ever-evolving
Megan Curet and Nicole Zee