East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Springback Academy for emerging dance writers


Springback Academy at Spring Forward, Val-de-Marne, near Paris (France) Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2019

Springback Academy is project designed to stimulate dialogue about dance and performance whilst striving to improve and promote written criticism online

After Umeå, Barcelona, Pilsen, Aarhus and Sofia, Springback Academy will once again offer aspiring dance writers the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward, Aerowaves annual festival which will be hosted by La Briqueterie CDNC du Val-de-Marne near Paris from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April.

Under the guidance of four experienced dance writers, participants have the chance to create, shape and share conversations about dance and hone their critical writing skills for a number of different formats. It's a fast-track way to gain experience and technique in responsible, effective, attractive dance criticism as well as to explore and understand the opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

PLUS - Earlier this year Springback Magazine was launched. The publication’s contributors are drawn exclusively from writers who have participated in the Springback Academy programme and who are part of the ever-growing community of Springback Academy ‘graduate’ writers.

If selected for the project, Aerowaves will provide mentorship, accommodation, hospitality, a pass to the festival and the opportunity to participate in future Springback activities and, possibly, to be commissioned to contribute to Springback Magazine.

However, participants will be required to organise and fund their own return travel to Paris.

More details and info on how to apply here.