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Writing Dance Weekend: Workshop

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This workhop is presented as part of a Writing Dance Weekend with Alastair Macaulay, dance critic of the New York Times and internationally renowned dance historian and writer.

Presented by The Work Room in partnership with Theatre Studies at University of Glasgow

Led by Alastair Macaulay with Katrina McPherson, this one-day workshop is designed to introduce and explore ideas, issues and practices of writing about dance and dance on screen. Participants will be guided through a series of discussions and written exercises. The workshop is aimed at artists and writers seeking to widen their experience of dance criticism and the history of theatrical dance. It is also open to post-graduate students and researchers interested in performance, art history and arts criticism.

Workshop Fee £20, there are a limited number of FREE places available to TWR members and £5 places thereafter.

There are also a limited number of FREE places available to Glasgow University Theatre Studies Students. For more information on how to apply please contact michael.bachmann@glasgow.ac.uk.

Image from Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes by Katrina McPherson and Harold Rheaume . Photo Brian Hartley

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Alastair Macaulay has been the chief dance critic of the “New York Times” since 2007. Prior to that, he worked in New York as guest dance critic for “The New Yorker” in 1988 and 1992.

He is British, however, and most of his career has been in London. He was a junior dance critic for “The Guardian” from 1979 to 1990; and between 1988 and 2007 he reviewed theatre, music, and dance for “The Financial Times”, serving as its chief in the years 1994-2007. In 1983-88, he was founding editor of the quarterly “Dance Theatre Journal”; in 1996-2006, he was chief dance critic to the “Times Literary Supplement”. He also taught dance history at BA, MA, and other levels at various colleges between 1980 and 2002; in the years 1987-2002, he was chief examiner in dance history to the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He is the author of the short biography “Margot Fonteyn” (1998) and the extensive book of interviews “Matthew Bourne and his Adventures In Dance” (2011; first edition 2000).

Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screen dance artist, whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. She has collaborated with many performers, choreographers and artists and the resulting single, multi-screen and on-line works have been presented at venues and festivals world-wide. Katrina is the author Making Video Dance, a step by step guide to creating dance for the screen (Routledge, 2006), which is used as a core text for courses world-wide, with a new edition due for publication in 2018.

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