Critical Endeavour is an educational and workshop programme for emerging dance and performance journalists that took place for the first time during ImPulsTanz 2008 in Vienna. It is part of the new European initiative Jardin d’Europe that was developed by its 10 network partners (Ultima Vez / B, CCN Montpellier / F, Workshop
Foundation / H, Lokomotiva / MK, Station / RS, Art Link / RO, Cullberg Ballet /SE, Bimeras Culture Foundation / TR, Southbank Centre /UK, danceWEB / A). Critical Endeavour’s aim is to enhance public discourse on dance and to promote exchange about best practices, ethics, and responsibilities in criticism within the respective countries and contexts.
The following Critical Endeavour sessions have been implemented throughout the 5 years of Jardin d'Europe:
2008 in Vienna, organised by danceWEB
2009 in Brussels, organised by Ultima Vez
2010 in Istanbul, organised by Bimeras
2011 in Bucharest, organised by 4Culture
2012 in Vienna, organised by danceWEB
Read more about the yearly, various sessions in their related section.
A summary of all articles written by the Hungarian Critical Endeavour participants from 2008 - 2012 has been published in December 2012 at www.tanckritika.hu, edited by Kinga Szemessy, and can be downloaded below.