Every year, Emergency INDEX invites authors to document performances they made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, their genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX is the only print publication of its kind, revealing a breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work as it actually exists today. For readers, INDEX offers a cutting edge view of performance as it is used in dance, theater, music, visual art, political activism, scientific research, poetry, advertising, terrorism, and other disciplines. For artists, INDEX provides an opportunity to document the most important aspects of new work, without the need for spin or salesmanship. For anyone interested in contemporary performance, INDEX is required reading.


Volume 2 of Emergency Index is here! To order your copy, click here. The new volume of Emergency Index includes over 200 performances made in 2012. Look at the list of contributors, and see some sample pages from the new book.



Submissions to Emergency INDEX 2013 will be accepted until January 15th, 2014. Please find our submission form here. Review your submission carefully before clicking the submit button.


Ben Spatz, TDR review

Shonni Enelow Theater review

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