Writing on dance
As the possibility and scope around the performing arts increases, there is also a growing need to build a meaningful discourse around them. There is a gaping hole in the mainstream media as it looks at arts coverage as some of the last amongst its priorities. Therefore there is also a need to look at alternative spaces to encourage long-form writing that works towards the building of this discourse.
In the past few editions of the Writing on Dance, the programme functioned as a workshop, mentoring and guiding writers interested in engaging with the arts, especially contemporary dance. This focus on skill development was useful for a number of writers from different arts backgrounds, especially in the presence of a mentor or mentor-facilitator.
This Biennial, there has been a slight shift in the way that the Writing on Dance Laboratory has been designed. Geared towards the online dance journal Ligament, the laboratory will function as a magazine editorial space, where eight experienced art and dance writers, selected through an open call for South Asia, will produce critical writing and articulations around the Biennial as part of a larger Biennial issue.Read More
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