The last double issue of Maska in 2013 is devoted almost entirely to dance. The current editorial board of Maska first raised the issue of the concerns of contemporary dance already in March 2012; almost exactly a year ago, this was followed by the first drafts for the present issue and finally by the decision that the contemporary dance issue should be addressed thoroughly and systematically. We set an ambitious task of drawing the views of contemporary dance from different perspectives:historical, educational, infrastructural, performative, curatorial, production, theoretical, conceptual, interpretational… that are rhizomatically embedded within inter-genre and international transitions. The commission of articles and the intense work with authors produced so much material that I was forced to split it and expand it into two double issues.
Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.