Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2016
Learn to appreciate and analyze dance!
Watch performances and interact with dancers and choreographers. Write reviews, get feedback from professional critics and have the chance to see your work published.
l Participants will attend 4 interactive lectures, including live demonstrations by dancers; 4 productions in those genres by local dance companies; a rehearsal of a new production, including Q&A with the choreographer, to help understand the process of creating dance.
l Participants will take part in discussion sessions led by professional dance critics after each performance; a workshop to review how “we see what we want to see” and a dance workshop conducted by a leading local choreographer to learn about dance as a language and experience movement and the process of creating movement.
Writing About Dance
l Participants will write reviews of the productions they attend and will receive written feedback on their work from mentors who are professional dance critics; selected work will be published in dance journal/hk.
William Chan - Performing Arts Critic
Kuh Fei - Arts Advisor - Arts Criticism, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Kevin Kwong - Editor - Culture, South China Morning Post
Natasha Rogai - Dance Critic, South China Morning Post
Catherine Yau - Arts Practitioner in Dance
Inclusive of all lectures, workshops, and 1 ticket per participant for 4 dance performances
HKD 800 / 600*
*Early bird offer (Apply on or before 31 Aug 2016) / Full-time student / Members of HK Dance Alliance
Applicants should be aged 18 or above.
Activities will be conducted in Putonghua, Cantonese and/or English.
Confirmed details of the programme will be provided with notification of acceptance.
Participants’ reviews may be selected for publication in dance journal/hk or on the Hong Kong Dance Alliance website
Programme events/activities/speakers subject to change (participants will be notified).
All rights reserved by project organizer.
Fees are non-refundable once the course has begun.
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the ADC