Job: Dance Journalists

Applications Sought for Journalism Institute for Dance Journalists

The American Dance Festival announces the 2008 NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism for professional print, electronic, radio, and television journalists. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the program offers journalists immersion in one of the world’s premiere modern dance festivals, held on the campus of Duke University from June 21 to July 11, 2008.

The NEA Arts Journalism Institute for dance journalists is designed for professional journalists interested in refining their skills in writing about dance and analyzing choreography. Participants will attend an extensive range of world-class performances, write reviews, observe classes, participate in movement sessions, meet with choreographers, funders, and other dance professionals, and analyze the role of today’s dance critic. As members of the ADF community, accepted applicants will have ample opportunity to converse with the Festival’s special guests, teachers, faculty and choreographers. The Institute covers the expense of tuition, room, board, transportation, and tickets to performances.

Directing the program is dance critic and historian Suzanne Carbonneau, whose writing has appeared in the Washington Post and the New York Times. Carbonneau holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.

To apply, applicants must submit the following materials: a letter specifying reasons for wishing to attend the Institute, a résumé, three samples of dance criticism, and two references with names, addresses and phone numbers.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Please mail materials to:

NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism
ADF Box 90772
Durham, NC 27708

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