Mette Garfield, Monna Dithmer
Words on dance

Writing Workshop by bastard in collaboration with Dansehallerne

Are you passionate about communicating and writing about dance?
Do you want to develop and strengthen a language for dance and choreography? 

The performance and dance magazine bastard is looking for new dance writers and now offers, in collaboration with Dansehallerne, a writing workshop in March 2022 by dance critic at Politiken, Monna Dithmer, and editor at bastard, Mette Garfield. 

The writing workshop is primarily aimed at people with an interest in developing and strengthening a language for dance and choreography and those who have a knowledge of how to write about performing arts, visual literature, music, architecture, film, or interdisciplinary art practices.
Please note that the workshop and writing will be in Danish.

The workshop consists of three sessions in March and April. As a baseline, the workshop will use two performances in the POPDEATHPOWER program presented by Dansehallerne x Betty at Edison: Dead by Beauty and the Beast by Amanda Apetrea & Halla Oláfsdottir, and Metasexy by Inés Belli.

The workshop will take place at the venue Edison March 23rd and 30th and April 5th at Teater Republique. All days at 4-6:30 pm.

Program for the workshop

March 23rd
A brief introduction to the workshop and writing about dance by bastard editor, Mette Garfield, and dance critic at Politiken, Monna Dithmer.
We show examples of contemporary dance and introduce different ways of writing and present the first writing assignment. We then experience Dead by Beauty and the Beast by Amanda Apetrea and Halla Olàfsdottir at 8 pm.
After the performance, there is an artist talk with Amanda Apetrea and Halla Oláfsdottir.

March 30th
Dialogue and feedback on the writing assignments about Dead by Beauty and the Beast and introduction to the next writing assignment. The assignment is about Metasexy by Inés Belli, which we will experience at 8 pm.
There is an artist talk with Inés Belli after the performance.

April 5th
Dialogue and feedback on the writing assignments about Metasexy and rounding off at the writing workshop.

The same evening, Dansehallerne and Teater Republique present the performance to come (extended) by the internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen. Before the performance, there will be an introduction by Mette Ingvartsen for the evening’s audience. Both parts take place at the Teater Republique immediately after the end of the writing workshop.

Special offers for participants in the workshop
Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to buy a ticket at a special price for the performance to come (extended) on April 5 at 20. If you wish to do so, the ticket must be reserved with Mette Garfield as you register for the writing workshop. The ticket is only secured when Dansehallerne confirms the reservation.

Workshop price DKK 400
The price for the workshop includes tickets for the two performances we are writing about and catering during the three writing workshops (sandwich, wine and water).
As workshop participants, you are also welcome to join other talks during the POPDEATHPOWER program. Please book beforehand when you sign up for the workshop with Mette Garfield.

Sign-up for the workshop
Send an email to Mette Garfield with ‘bastard writing workshop’ in the subject field and a few words about yourself, so we can tailor the course the best way possible. There are limited places and you are only guaranteed a place once you have received a confirmation from Mette Garfield. 
Remember when you register to let us know if you wish to buy a ticket for two come (extended) by Mette Ingvartsen April 5th.

The deadline for registration is 
March 3rd, 2022.


Mette Garfield, Monna Dithmer


Words on dance




  • 23.316:00Writing workshop session 1
  • 30.316:00Writing workshop session 2
  • 5.416:00Writing workshop session 3


2 hours 30 minutes


Edison-scenen, Edisonsvej 10, 1856 Frederiksberg

Danish Arts Foundation (en)