Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform


Apply to be one of the eight writers who will discuss Writing about dance. The four-day online seminar for emerging dance critics will address the practice of dance criticism, but also the challenges and new ideas appearing during the pandemic.

What do 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 50-150 EUR per published text)  

When:  5th – 8th July 2021

The workshop contains lectures by experienced dance writers from Czech Republic and Norway, coaching and discussions about the seen performances, the texts and the practice of dance criticism in general. The participants will reflect together what the 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 be then discussed with the lecturers and within the group. Finally, their texts will be published at the website of Czech Dance News, and their authors will be rewarded accordingly (the fee for text could be between 50 and 150 Euros).

Coaches and lecturers: Anette Therese Pettersen, Petra Dotlačilová and Josef Bartoš, all experienced dance critics of Czech and Norwegian dance scene. 

The seminar is for free and open to everybody, previous experience with writing about dance is not required. The language of the seminar is English.

Application deadline: 25th June 2021

Read more information and apply here.

The project is supported by EEA Grants 2014-2021.

Taneční aktuality is a non-profit organisation, currently shielding multiple projects. Its core activities include managing an established Internet portal Taneční and publishing a print magazine called the Special Edition of Taneční aktuality. Since 2016 it has administered a countrywide on-line dance database which is available for free on

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