Writing About Dance in the Time of Corona is a four-day online seminar (5-8 July 2021) for emerging dance critics that will address the practice of dance criticism, as well challenges and new ideas appearing during the pandemic.
What you get:
- Free coaching seminar from professional dance critics (including lectures on writing methods, analysis, watching online performances, one-to-one consultations and feedback).
- Acknowledgement of participation.
- Published reviews (guarantee of 50-150 EUR per published text).
The workshop will feature lectures by experienced dance writers from Czech Republic and Norway, coaching and discussions about performances, texts and the practice of dance criticism in general. The participants will reflect together on what dance criticism entails today: how to look at dance of different genres and in different formats/media, and how to reflect it in various contexts. They will also discuss new approaches to criticism.
Although remaining in their home countries, the participants of the seminar will be able to see selected performances digitally. Based on these viewings, the lectures and discussions, the participants will be invited to produce their own texts – reviews, reports or essays. These texts will then be discussed with the lecturers and within the group. Finally, their texts will be published on the website of Czech Dance News.
The seminar is free and applications are open to everybody, previous experience with writing about dance is not required. The language of the seminar is English.