Fri 21 Feb

Choreographic Forum: Society for Dance Research

£5 or £2.50 with a ticket to the Resolution performance that night

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The first Society for Dance Research Choreographic Forum of 2020 will be part of The Place's Resolution festival. Come and join us for a lively discussion on the future of dance writing and the relationship between critics and artists, with a focus on emerging choreography. 

Confirmed speakers include Josephine Leask, Sanjoy Roy, Grace Nicol and Bakani Pick-Up

The event will be chaired by Daniela Perazzo Domm for the Society for Dance Research.

Tickets: £5 or £2.50 with a ticket to the Resolution performance that night.
Click HERE to see Resolution performance on Fri 21 Feb.

About the speakers:

Josephine Leask is a dance writer and lecturer. Having written for a range of dance and art publications, she currently writes for DanceTabs and is editor of Resolution ReviewShe lectures in cultural studies at London Studio Centre and is a PhD Candidate at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her research focuses on feminist approaches to dance criticism.

Sanjoy Roy has been writing on dance for The Guardian since 2002, and is editor of Springback Magazine, supported by Aerowaves Europe. He has written for The New York Times, Dancing Times, New Statesman, Dance Gazette and others, and keeps an archive of published work at

Grace Nicol is a choreographer, curator and activist. Her artistic practice has a particular focus on object-body relations and materiality, investigating juxtapositions and associations of objecthood and bodies to explore movement within socio-political contexts. As part of her curatorial work, Grace is the Artistic Director of Womxn SRSLY. Her choreographic work has toured nationally and internationally. She is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Research Studio, member of Chisenhale Dance Space and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2018.
Click HERE for more information about Grace Nicol.

Bakani Pick-Up is a Zimbabwean born UK Artist currently based in the South East. He has previously worked at Dance4 as their Graduate Dance Artist, supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Award. His work is Supported by Dance4, Falmouth University, Yorkshire Dance, Wainsgate Chapel, Kala Sangham Arts Centre and Arts Council England.
Click HERE for more information about Bakani Pick-Up.

Times: 5.30pm - 7.15pm
Duration: 105 mins
Venue: at The Place