Sanjoy Roy


Sanjoy Roy, United Kingdom

Sanjoy Roy has written on dance for the Guardian since 2002, and contributed to many other publications including the New Statesman, Dance Gazette, Dancing Times, and he is London correspondent for Dance International magazine. He was formerly production editor and book designer for Dance Books Ltd. He wrote the Guardian's popular Step by step guides to dance, and conceived and scripted the much-loved animation series Planet Dance: a visitor's guide to contemporary dance. He has been a writing mentor at Springback Academy since 2014.

He keeps an archive of his writing at

Media by Sanjoy Roy
Read Icon Stine Nilsen, the new director at CODA Oslo International Dance Festival


From company dancer to co-director to CODA: an interview with Stine Nilsen

Read Icon photo of Zoltán Vakulya and Chen-Wei Lee in Together Alone, Taiwan Dance Platform 2018


Taiwan Dance Platform 2018

Read Icon A composite body in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Babel. Photo © Maarten Van Den Abeele


Polyphony, playing and politics: the many voices of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Read Icon ‘Double You’, a project idea from the London Dansathon event


Dansathon: an international dance hackathon

Read Icon Jefta van Dinther Dark Field Analysis. Photo © Ben Mergelsberg


Jefta van Dinther: Dark Field Analysis

Read Icon View of mountains and sea of Hammerfest, Norway


The wilderness within

Read Icon Iro Vasalou, Becoming with Animal. Photo © Andreas Simopoulos


New Choreographers Festival Athens