Are you an arts, culture or lifestyle blogger interested in dipping your toe into the world of dance?
We want to shake up the idea that you need a wealth of expertise, experience and technical knowledge to write about, or simply appreciate dance, one of the most diverse and innovative art forms there is, not to mention visually striking (we’re looking at you, Instagrammers).
Join us on Tuesday 6th November from 6pm at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury, London, where we will be bringing together arts bloggers, industry professionals and internationally recognised critics offering tips on writing about dance and working with publicists and venues, as well as the opportunity to meet other arts bloggers in a friendly and relaxed environment. Here is a little more of what you can expect...
• The opportunity to hear from Donald Hutera, author and dance critic at The Times, and Suzanne Frost, Press and PR Manager at The Place, one of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, on writing about dance and why bloggers and PRs need each other.
• A Q&A, where you will be able to get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask from the people who really know their stuff.
• A drinks reception, where you can have a drink (on us!) and meet other culture lovers and arts professionals.
The event is open to arts, culture and lifestyle bloggers of all levels who are curious about taking their blogging to the next level and learning more about the exciting world of dance.
Interested in learning how to write en pointe? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill in some quick details on our Google form here by Friday 2nd November. Please bear in mind that places are free but very limited.
Hope to see you there!
Museum of Comedy: http://www.museumofcomedy.com/
A little more about our speakers...
Suzanne Frost - Press and PR Manager at The Place
Suzanne studied classical ballet in her hometown Berlin before embarking on a professional dance career as a showgirl at the famous Lido de Paris. A performer at night and student by day, she obtained a BA in Journalism and PR with the intention of becoming a dance critic. After a season interning at Barrie Kosky’s Komische Oper Berlin exploring dramaturgy and communication, she moved to London to study for an MA in Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating, Suzanne worked as editor for London Calling reviewing theatre, opera and art before returning to her first love of dance, taking up the position of Press and PR Manager at The Place, London in September this year.
Donald Hutera - author and dance critic
Donald Hutera has been writing about dance, theatre, live performance and the arts in the UK and internationally since 1977. Publications and websites include The Times of London, The List, Fest and many others. He curated GOlive Dance and Performance and Chelsea Arts Collective aka CAC and is a dramaturg, mentor and performance-maker.