Springback Assembly – Reggio Emilia
Spazio Gerra - Piazza XXV Aprile 2, Reggio Emilia - Sunday 13 October, from 3:30 pm
Duration: 120 minutes
Curated by: Springback Magazine and Aerowaves
Springback Magazine is only a year old, but already recognised for its stimulating new perspectives on independent dance in Europe.
It is available as a website, a print edition Annual, and a Membership service. The pool of 25 writers are drawn from those who have passed through the critical-thinking crash-course of Springback Academy – an annual race led by seasoned dance writers around Spring Forward, the weekend showcase for new dance across Europe.
Each year new graduates join this group, and their first chance to come face-to-face with colleagues from earlier years is at the annual Springback Assembly. The previous Assembly was convened in Reykjavik in 2018 in parallel with the Nordic Dance Platform Ice Hot. In Reggio Emilia, the group will see and discuss many of the performances, debate hot issues provoked by guest speakers, meet Italian peers, and set the course for Springback Magazine in the following year. Many will return home to write about the Italian work they have seen in their own languages since these young writers hail from all over Europe.
Springback Magazine is an initiative of the Aerowaves network, but remains editorially independent. It is founded in the belief that critical discourse is an active asset for both audience engagement and artist development. As print journalism recedes, it steps in with professional, edited written and video material, avoiding the pitfalls of academically opaque writing on the one hand, and loose diarist material on the other. The Editor is Sanjoy Roy, and the Director of Springback Academy is Oonagh Duckworth.
Aerowaves is funded as a Platform under the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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