From 17-19 April 2015, the Spring Forward Aerowaves festival took place at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. Coinciding with this presentation of emerging dance artists, 10 writers and 4 mentors participated in the Aerowaves Springback Academy with the support of the European Dancehouse Network.
Springback Academy is an opportunity for emerging dance writers to be mentored by professional critics during the festival. It experiments with forms of dance writing and adds an assured quality of debate to dance criticism online. Each participating writer is selected through an open call and writes reviews of some performances during the Spring Forward festival and an article that reflects experiences.
For EDN initiatives which contribute to the dance reflection, audience development and improving of professional skills are close to the aims and outlook of the association. Therefore, the network gave support to Aerowaves and its online journal in 2015.
Follow the link to read the reviews result of the experience: http://aerowaves.org/springback