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25 October 2016
Author: Rosie Neave

Are you interested in writing about dance?

Are you interested in writing about dance? Would you like to be mentored by a professional dance critic? Would you like to experience some of the brightest new dance talent?

Every year, The Place hosts Resolution, a festival of new dance showcasing some of the brightest new choreographic talent around. We’re looking for a team of brilliant writers to take part in this year’s Resolution Review, where we pair professional and non-professional dance critics to review the performances they see on stage for publication on our dedicated online platform.

You don’t need an in-depth technical understanding of dance, we’re looking for enthusiastic, creative wordsmiths with something to say and who want to learn from some of the most experienced critics in the business. You do need a passion for watching and writing about performance in an honest and engaging way.

If successful, you’ll be mentored by our team of professionals and will have access to a seminar providing opportunities to pick their brains and learn more about being a dance critic. Previous Resolution Review participants have gone on to be regular writers for publications including Time Out, London Dance, Exeunt, Dance Tabs, The Stage and Dancing Times and several have set up their own successful blogs.

How to apply:

We'd like to see some of your writing, so please send a sample dance review of something you’ve seen recently (max 300 words) by 5pm, Friday 18th November to communications@theplace.org.uk with the subject line 'Resolution Review'. Successful applicants will be notified by email by Friday 25th November.

Please note this is an unpaid opportunity and we are unable to pay for travel or accommodation expenses for participants. You'll need to be able to commit to a minimum of three nights across the season 12 Jan – 25 Feb 2017 (excluding the 2nd week of February). Please don’t send CVs as we’re unable to accept them. 

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