Welcome to my catalogue of writing on danceetc
– a searchable, referenced, linked-up and pretty much complete collection of my writing on dance (+ a bit more), dating back to 1994. See the FAQs below for general info. Alternatively: just dive in – there are more than 600 articles to rootle around.
Who is Sanjoy Roy?
How do I get round the site?
The top menu is the context, the menu below is the writing archive. Apart from the menu and search bar, you can also sort the archive by date, category, tag, publication or place – just click the relevant links on the page. All writings are referenced and linked (where possible) either to the original online text or to the publisher’s site. For more info, see this post.
What is ‘One to watch’?
An occasional series where I feature some online video clips that I think are worth watching.
What are ‘Step by Step Guides’?
User-friendly profiles of companies and choreographers designed to get you up to speed on the subject, pronto. Published in the Guardian from 2008 to 2011.
What is ‘Resolution review’?
Reviews for the The Place Theatre’s annual Resolution! season of work by choreographic newbies.
Why are there no star ratings?
My site = my choice. I think star ratings are not just inadequate but pernicious. They encourage a checkbox, rank-o-phile (is that a word?) mentality, and sap the life from both the text and your brain.
Is this archive complete?
Not quite. The early years in particular are a bit patchy. But it’s pretty much all here.
Can I comment on the articles?
Can I re-use your text elsewhere?
Where are all the pretty pics?
The site is about writing, so the focus is on text. Maybe I’ll add more pics later. Maybe I won’t.
What music do professional dancers dance to – just for fun? Tamara Rojo, Eric Underwood, Akram Khan, Louise Lecavalier, Paul White and others tell us what they put on when they're off duty.