Deborah Jowitt to lead Writing Workshop

Melbourne’s Dancehouse welcomes Deborah JowittMelbourne’s Dancehouse has recently announced that it will host the one and only Deborah Jowitt for an exclusive Writing Workshop on April 25-29 from 1-5 pm each day.


A renowned American dance critic, author and choreographer, Jowitt has received several awards for her work, including a “Bessie” (a New York Dance and Performance Award) and the Outstanding Contribution to Dance Research Award from the U.S.A.’s Congress on Research in Dance (CORD). She wrote about dance for The Village Voice from 1967 to 2011. She has published two collections: Dance Beat (1977) and The Dance in Mind (1985), in addition to Time and the Dancing Image (1988) and Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance (2004). She edited and contributed to Meredith Monk (1997). She is currently writing a critical biography of Martha Graham in addition to lecturing and conducting workshops worldwide. She can often be found instructing in the Dance Department of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


“We have the immense honour of hosting a workshop led by the iconic Deborah Jowitt, arguably the most world-renowned dance critic and author,” said Dancehouse Artistic Director Angela Conquet. “Whether you are an arts writer, a critic or simply interested in how dance can be critically reviewed, do not miss this very rare opportunity.”


This exclusive opportunity is open to dance critics/reviewers, arts writers, arts journalists, arts bloggers and dance practitioners. However, capacity is very limited so those interested should submit an Expression of Interest soon. EOIs are due by April 6 at midnight.


The cost for the workshop is $350 general admission or $250 for Dancehouse Members. For further information, visit


To read some of Jowitt’s criticism, head to her independent platform See a full biography of her here. Also, check out this essay she wrote for the Dancehouse Diary entitled “Watching Dance, Rituals of Spectatorship.”

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