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Hand written text overlaid by the multi-coloured silhouette of two dancers.

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Dance writing: New modes, musings, understandings Sat 15 May 2021, 12-3PM

The team at dance art journal (DAJ) invite you to join their workshop exploring different modes of writing from, on and about dance.

During DAJ’s Percolate residency, the team will be researching new ways to respond and write about dance. The residency will culminate in the creation of an online dance writing workshop on 15th May 2021. The workshop will encourage participants from all creative backgrounds to see and write about dance in ways true to them. 

We will guide participants through a series of tasks so they may uncover the different ways of exploring how dance is written and words danced. DAJ will create a safe, inclusive environment where participants, with or without dance and writing experience, can explore creative expression through words. 

The workshop will explore:

  • The different sources that writing emerges from
  • The various ways of experiencing/seeing/responding to dance, and their implications 
  • How writing and creative practice inform one another
  • The purpose of dance writing
  • What is gained and lost when writing about dance
  • Whether we may play with traditional forms of dance writing 

DAJ sees this workshop as a continuation of the collective’s principal interest into the various ways dance can be understood and documented.

Online, via Zoom

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Percolate 2021 is funded by Siobhan Davies Studios through the Cultural Recovery Fund.


As a standard all our online events feature automated transcription and closed captions. On our booking form please state any other access requirements you may have.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or concerns. Email contact@siobhandavies.com.


dance art journal

Dance art journal is an online dance writing collective which gives voice to artists working in the independent dance and performance art sector. We are committed to documenting the whole story, to maximise the reach of independent artists. Formed of seven writers, we create content that puts independent artists at the forefront; writing reviews and interviews, holding events, producing zines and creating social media campaigns to support and promote artists’ work.