Dance Writing Workshop @ PNB

This is an amazing, one-time, FREE opportunity for those of who are interested in dance and writing:

How to Write “Dance”
A free seminar for aspiring young journalists, arts critics, dance writers, and reviewers

Saturday, October 24, 2009
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet – Phelps Center
301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109

Pacific Northwest Ballet invites high school and college students and faculty to attend a special FREE seminar to inspire aspiring dance writers and critics.

Photo by Angela Sterling

Reticent to review dance for the school paper because you just don’t “get it?” Or do you study dance but get tongue-tied when trying to explain it to the layman?

PNB is presenting a seminar for both the aspiring arts critic who doesn’t know a perfect plié from a pair of pliers AND the dance student who can grand jeté like a grasshopper but trips over a typewriter.

This entertaining and decidedly non-scholarly panel discussion has been created to encourage both wannabe writers and budding ballerinas to overcome their fear of the pen (or keypad).

Panelists will include:

Rosie Gaynor
Contributing writer, Pointe Magazine, Financial Times, and founder, SeattleDances blog

Moira Macdonald
Arts writer, Seattle Times

Marcie Sillman
Cultural and special projects reporter, KUOW, National Public Radio

The seminar will include selected film excerpts from dance performances, with commentary from the panelists. And rather than simply defining plié and jeté, we will provide participants with the tools to translate what they have seen into words. All attendees will receive complimentary tickets to attend PNB’s upcoming DIRECTOR’S CHOICE program (and will be encouraged to write about it afterwards).

Seating is limited for this free seminar. To reserve a space, please e-mail [email protected] or phone 206.441.2426.

We hope you can join us!

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