Emily May


Emily May, Germany

Emily May is a British arts writer currently based in Berlin. Whilst studying contemporary dance at Trinity Laban in London, where she performed in a recreation of Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling and worked with choreographers including Ben Wright and Lizzi Kew-Ross, Emily began reviewing dance by taking part in Resolution Review at The Place. She has gone on to intern for international publications including Exberliner, Culture Calling and SLEEK, and is currently an Editorial Assistant at Freunde von Freunden magazine. Emily has also presented her own choreography at Somerville College (Oxford University), The Ashmolean Museum, Royal Holloway University, the University of Vienna and The Brewery Arts Centre. She has been mentored by choreographer Rosie Kay, and currently sits on her Board of Directors.

Media by Emily May
Read Icon Faye Driscoll. Photo © Maria Baranova


Faye Driscoll: Guided Choreography for the Living and the Dead

Read Icon Dissemination Everywhere! – a ‘radio ballet’ by Hamburg-based collective LIGNA. Photo © Christian Altorfer


Unknown waters: Berlin’s Tanz im August after Covid

Read Icon young woman doing exercise with laptop


The rise of the online dance class in lockdown

Read Icon KDV Dance Ensemble in Las Casas Invisibles at Funkhaus, Berlin. Photo © Jubal Battisti


KDV Dance Ensemble: Las Casas Invisibles

Read Icon Lucy Suggate’s Spirit Compass, at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK. Photo © Tui Makkonen


The Continuous Network: capillary action of dance into galleries

Read Icon Naturalistic movement and spoken word: Gunilla Heilborn’s The Ordinary and The Wonderful.


Gunilla Heilborn: The Wonderful and The Ordinary

Read Icon Enrico Ticconi and Ginevra Panzetti, pointing fingers in dance film Actio (2102)


Already there? An interview with Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi