NEA dance writer boot camp accepting applications


limonA truly unique opportunity awaits a dance writer — established or aspiring — who is motivated to endure the tough boot camp known as the NEA Dance Institute … to be held at the American Dance Festival at Duke University this summer.

But you need to apply now. Deadline looms next Friday April 23rd.

Application information is here.

Look, this is a rare three-week sojourn out of the world and into your writing. Top arts journalism coaches [ahem, our group was mesmerized by three days with Village Voice dance critic Deborah Jowitt] are brought in to workshop with you. And you get to attend all the myriad events surrounding one of the most historic summer dance festivals in the country.

I did it last year. I’m shocked to admit I would do it again this summer if I could. It’s really great for your writing.

Photo is of the great dancer-choreographer Jose Limon whose brilliant Othello-inspired dance-drama, The Moor’s Pavane, debuted at the 1949 American Dance Festival (then at Bennington University in Vermont, now at Duke University in Durham).  I wrote about Limon’s Los Angeles roots in 2006..


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