We'll be announcing our inaugural Dance Writers in Residence very soon!

Dance Writers-in-Residence Program

Special Project in partnership between Dancemakers Centre for Creation and The Dance Current

Dancemakers and The Dance Current will be holding the inaugural Dance Writers-in-Residence Program that takes place at Dancemakers throughout the 16/17 season.

Participants will build context for contemporary dance/performance, engage in ideas and share writing experiences and strategies within a small group/seminar context. They will have access to Dancemakers' performances, selected rehearsals and movement workshops, and will also attend several talks/presentations, workshops and discussion sessions, developed by Andrews and facilitated by Andrews in collaboration with Dancemakers' Curator Amelia Ehrhardt, to build context for contemporary dance/performance, engage in ideas and share writing experiences and strategies throughout the program.

Additionally, with editorial guidance and mentorship from Megan Andrews, participants will explore and develop writing in a variety of formats that may include but not be limited to: profiles, interviews, previews, reviews, program notes and columns/essays. Writers will work with Andrews through a professional editing process to hone their work toward publication. Selected writings will be published exclusively in a dedicated column at thedancecurrent.com.

(*Partners The Dance Current and Dancemakers reserve the right to determine which pieces are published based on quality and timeliness, not on the writer's perspective or critical opinion .)

Participants will attend all major Dancemakers 16/17 productions and other events associated with the program.

Banner photo: Ann Trépanier in "Leisure Palace", by Amanda Acorn (Dancemakers Emerging Artist in Residence 2016-2018). Photo by Amelia Ehrhardt