Luke Forbes, Germany

Former dancer and Dance Studies student who has previously written for Dance Australia and Dance Europe magazines.

Features by Luke Forbes

(Ine)quality and dance criticism: but what about the dance?

on Spring Forward 2015

The call for expressions of interest to take part in the Springback Academy promised mentorship in quality dance criticism. The texts we produced were subsequently posted on the Springback Academy website in an attempt to “stimulate conversations online that will enable Aerowaves to connect with digitally active dance enthusiasts across Europe–ensuring people who are not in Barcelona share ideas, thoughts and views.” However, in a round of introductions prior to the festival, and again during a panel discussion titled Critical Issues, seemingly conflicting efforts at Spring Forward to (i) encourage discussions about dance online, and (ii) simultaneously problematise dance criticism published/posted online, became apparent.

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24 - 26 April 2020
Rijeka & Opatija, Croatia

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