Aerowaves’s Springback Academy is looking for 10 people to be mentored in quality dance criticism at #SpringForward22 festival next April in Elefsina (Greece).

Where: Elefsina, Greece

When: 28 April – 1 May 2022

Deadline for applications: 24:00 (GMT) Sunday 23 January 2022

Springback Academy is now looking for up to 10 people with a lot of enthusiasm and some prior experience in writing about dance. The participants will be mentored by our team of leading critics including Donald Hutera (The Times), Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian), Kelly Apter (The Scotsman) and Laura Cappelle (New York Times).

Under their guidance, participants have the chance to create, shape and share conversations about dance and hone their critical writing skills. Springback Academy is a fast-track way to gain experience and technique in responsible, effective, attractive dance criticism as well as to explore and understand the opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

PLUS – In March 2018, Springback Magazine was launched. The publication’s contributors are drawn exclusively from writers who have participated in the Springback Academy programme and form part of the ever-growing community of ‘graduate’ writers.

Apply before before 24:00 (GMT) Sunday 23 January 2022

How to apply: Find full application details and Application form:

Contact details: For enquiries, please contact: Springback Academy director Oonagh Duckworth

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