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Writing for Dance Workshop at UW Dance Festival

Anyone interested in writing, or learning to write, about dance is urged to enroll now for a writer's workshop during the Fourth Annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming.

Richard Philp, Dance Magazine editor in chief who also contributed to the first three summer dance festivals, will direct a workshop on "Writing About Dance" in the Indian Paintbrush Room at UW's School of Extended Studies Building.

Philp's workshop begins with registration at 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, followed by an introductory seminar from 2-4 p.m. The workshop continues Saturday, July 25, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The writing workshop is for novice and experienced writers who are interested in writing, or learning to write, about dance. The program will also appeal to creative writers, technical grant writers, journalists or instructors of English, writing, philosophy and/or criticism.

Philp brings extensive experience to the workshop. He has been with Dance Magazine since 1970, serving as editor in chief since 1989. He is the author of three books and writes the monthly column, "Kickoff." Philp also received the Vaslav Nijinsky Award as well as awards for television documentary writing.

A series of activities at the summer dance festival will provide a well-rounded workshop. Participants will observe members of the Peter Pucci Plus Dancers and the Colorado Ballet teaching a class and meet with Martin Fredmann, the ballet company's artistic director. They also will work on their own piece of dance writing with Philp and other workshop participants, and attend the festival's opening dance performance at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Enrollment is limited for Philp's workshop. The registration fee is $60 per person. Housing is available at the UW campus at $19 per night. To register, call UW Conferences and Institutes at 1 800 448 7801, ext. 2, or (307) 766 3283.

Posted on Friday, June 12, 1998


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