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Kamikaze Writing Workshop 
with Elizabeth Zimmer
A practicum in observing and recording movement with a 
veteran member of the Dance Critics Association
Friday, June 20         4:00-5:30pm
Saturday, June 21     1:15-2:45pm
Sunday, June 22       2:30-4:30pm

This workshop will concentrate on producing lucid, interesting dance writing on a deadline within tight word limits. Registration is limited to a maximum of eight participants. Pre registration is required and no observers will be admitted. 

Participants will meet Friday afternoon to discuss and practice movement observation and writing, attend a performance on Friday night, and write a brief review. Participants will submit nine hard copies, an email or disc copy for the Saturday session. 

Attendance at a dance performance Saturday night will be followed by another review due Sunday afternoon. Sunday'ssession will also include a discussion of issues faced by working critics in today's market.

Note: participants are responsible for gaining access to a computer, whether their own or one at Kinko's.

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Cultural Coverage in Magazines of Opinion 
Saturday, June 21    9:30-10:30am
Victor Navasky 
publisher and editorial director of The Nation and the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism


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Cultural Coverage in Newspapers 
Saturday, June 21    11:00am - 12:00pm
John Rockwell
Senior cultural correspondent for the New York Times in conversation with
Mindy Aloff 


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Senior Critic Luncheon and Conference Address 
Dance Writing: losing ground or gaining new legs?
(*$25 additional fee for luncheon) 
Saturday, June 21    Conference Address 11:45-1:15pm  Luncheon: 1:15-2:30pm
Introduction by:Clive Barnes
dance and senior drama critic for the New York Post, monthly columnist, reviewer, and Senior Consulting Editor for Dance Magazine, and author of numerous books on dance
Francis Mason 
Editor, Ballet Review

Help DCA honor Francis Mason at a luncheon at Barnard.


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Who Is Reading Your Words?: Writing for Special-interest vs. General-Interest Publications
Moderator: Wendy Perron
New York editor, Dance Magazine
Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Village Voice; dance editor, On & Off
Gia Kourlas 
Janice Ross 
Department of Drama, Stanford
Martha Ullman West 
Eugene Weekly, The Chronicle of Higher Education


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Happy Discoveries: Moving Pictures and Critical Analysis 
Saturday, June 21    4:30-5:30pm
Program moderator: Robert Greskovic
dance critic, The Wall Street Journal



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The Future of Ballet and Ballet Criticism 
Sunday, June 22    9:00-10:30am
Moderator: Allan Ulrich
Dance Magazine,, Dance International
Robert Greskovic
The Wall Street Journal
Rachel Howard 
former dance critic of The San Francisco Examiner
Gia Kourlas 
Alexandra Tomalonis 
Ballet Alert!, DanceView, The Washington Post
Elizabeth Zimmer 
dance editor, The Village Voice


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Three Stories in Dance: Trey McIntyre, Toni Pimble, Paul Vasterling 
Sunday, June 22    10:30-11:00am
Panel Chair: Martha Ullman West
Eugene Weekly, The Chronicle for Higher Education

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Balancing Act: Keeping Dance Pure in Disconnected Times
Sunday, June 22    11:15am-12:30pm
Moderator: Virginia Johnson
editor, Pointe Magazine
Janet Anderson
City Paper of Philadelphia
Jane Goldberg 
tap dancer, author
Joan Hershey 
producer, MetroArts/Thirteen
Janet Light 
essayist; consultant, Cincinnati Art Museum
Jonathan Slaff 
publicist; chairman, Government Outreach Committee of Downtown NYC!

How can dance forge individual and collective solutions to raising the profile of the arts in times of difficulty?

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Virginia Woolf and the Dance 
Sunday, June 22    2:00-2:30pm
Susan Jones
lecturer in English, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

A look at how Woolf uses the dance and the figure of the dancer as a structuring principle in her fiction

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Telling Tales Out of Class: Fiction Writers Take on the World of Ballet
Sunday, June 22    3:00-4:00pm
Moderator: Rita Feliciano
San Francisco Bay Guardian, DanceView
Laura Jacobs
Women About Town, Viking, 2002
Yona Zeldis McDonough 
The Four Temperaments, Doubleday, 2003
Ellen Paul 
Corpse De Ballet, St. Martin's, 2001
Adrienne Sharp 
White Swan, Black Swan, Random House, 2001; Sleeping Beauty, Riverhead Books, 2004


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