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Participants will be inspired to deepen their understanding of dance through thoughtful written responses following selected performances of the Vancouver International Dance Festival March 6-April 1. This writing will be the basis for in-depth group discussions, which will include issues of objectivity and ethics, and will support the need to pay wide, reflective attention to performances. A selection of workshop writing will be published later in the spring in The Dance Centre’s publication, Dance Central.
The program is suitable for people from all backgrounds with a passion for writing, critical discussion, dance, performance and the arts.
Course fee: Dance Centre members $160 (including GST); non-members $215 (including GST). The fee includes tickets to three VIDF shows at the Roundhouse (evenings) and four workshops (totaling 11 hours) on Saturday afternoons at Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Performances: the Festival program includes 10 Gates Dancing (Canada), Deborah Hay Dance Company (USA), Kokoro Dance with the VSO (Canada), Ichigo-Ichie & Mari Osanai (Canada/Japan), Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata (Canada) and AURA Dance Theatre (Lithuania). Schedule of performances to be reviewed TBA.
Workshops: Saturdays March 3 (2-4pm) and 10, 17, 24 (2-5pm).
To apply, please send a sample of writing on any topic and/or a letter outlining why you are interested in writing about dance, to
Writing Dance is supported by The Dance Current and the Society for Canadian Dance Studies.