Dance critics attend live performances of shows and write, broadcast or blog about their experiences of the cast, direction and overall performance. Their duties require them to visit performances, make notes, summarise dance performances, obtain interviews from dancers and choreographers about the work. Dance journalists critique i the quality of the performance, based on their experiences and knowledge of the art form. They need to do research about the background of the performance and write eloquent and convincing articles for the press. They need to keep up with current trends in dance and have a passion for the subject, whilst maintaining contacts and networks in the industry.
To become a dance journalist requires in depth knowledge and insight into dance either through experience as a performer or having a journalistic ability to write concisely, clearly and comprehensively concerning the subject. For both directions generally requires you to have studied at degree level.
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