Resolution Review: Calling aspiring dance writers

Published: Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:16 AM
Call out for aspiring dance writers for Resolution Review 2016 Call out for aspiring dance writers for Resolution Review 2016

Resolution Review offers aspiring dance writers the chance to see and review some of the UK’s most promising dance companies, to get mentored by a professional dance critic, and have their reviews published as part of an online platform which complements the Resolution season of performance at The Place.


Resolution, now in its 27th year, is the most influential dance festival in the UK for new dance and emerging choreographers working across a broad range of styles including hip-hop, Indian classical dance, ballet, circus, capoeira, physical theatre and contemporary. Running across six weeks from Fri 8 Jan – Fri 19 Feb 2016 (excluding the 1st week of February) each night showcases three new works in The Place’s theatre.


Resolution Review provides critical response to every performance in the season and enables the sharing of ideas around writing about performance. Each show receives two reviews, from the professional critic and the aspiring writer. Each writer is requested to commit to a minimum of three reviews across the season. Previous participants in this programme have gone on to be regular writers for publications including Time Out, London Dance, Exeunt, Dance Tabs, and Dancing Times, and several have set up their own successful blogs.


Applicants don’t need to be technical dance experts, but should be skilled wordsmiths with a passion for watching and writing about performance. The successful applicants will be mentored by the team of professionals and will have access to a seminar providing opportunities to ask questions around current working practices.



INFO: To apply, send a sample dance review (max 300 words) by Monday 16 November to Sorcha Hunter, Press and Media Manager sorcha.hunter@theplace.org.uk / To see previous editions of Resolution Review: www.theplace.org.uk/blogs




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