Who is Sanjoy Roy?
I’ve been writing on dance since 1994, for various publications including the Guardian since 2002, and others including Dance Gazette, Dance International, Dancing Times and others. From 1994–2000 I was co-editor of Dance Now magazine. Since 2018 I have been editor of the Europe-wide Springback Magazine, covering new dance in Europe and nurturing international new writers. This is my writing archive. For more about me, click here.
Is this archive complete?
Not quite. The early years in particular are a bit patchy. But it’s pretty much all here.
How do I get round the site?
The top menu is the writing archive, the menu below is information about it. Use the menus or the search bar to get around. All writings are referenced and linked (where possible) either to the original online text or to the publisher’s site.
What are ‘You like’ and ‘I like’?
‘You like’ is a list of the most viewed articles on the site. ‘I like’ is a list of articles where I think the writing is good. This list changes randomly each time you visit a page.
When do articles appear here?
When the edition of the source publication is no longer current. For a daily, within a week. For a monthly, after a month. For programme notes, after the end of the tour.
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.
Can I re-use your text elsewhere?
You are able to, but I’m asking you please no, it isn’t right, it isn’t fair… For anything more than a short quote, please link to the source page. Always credit and reference this source in full in any case. I thank you already.
Why are there no star ratings on your reviews?
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.