Springback Magazine keeps artists, programmers and audiences in touch with contemporary dance across Europe. Rather than follow the mainstream, we track the many streams that form the currents of contemporary dance practice, performance and thought.
Founded in 2018, Springback Magazine does things differently. Our focus is on the smaller-scale, independent, cutting-edge and new contemporary dance productions that criss-cross the continent, though we’re happy to cover bigger or more mainstream names if we think the subject is of interest to our core group. If we think the bigger or more mainstream names and pieces are of interest to that sector, We do not chase the mainstream, but actively follow the many streams within the rich but often overlooked network of smaller-scale dance productions that criss-cross the continent.
We care about our coverage too. In an era of online ephemera and informational overproduction, we place a premium on hands-on editorial guidance, and on looking after and nurturing our contributors.
Springback is more than a magazine. It is part of a wider network of initiatives related to thinking and communicating about contemporary dance across Europe.
Springback Academy is our intensive and selective writing and reviewing programme from which all the magazine’s contributors are drawn, held at Aerowaves’ annual Spring Forward festival. Writers from that programme have the opportunity to meet again during the year at an annual Assembly, a crucible for new ideas. Springback Live is our livestream media channel, finding new ways of presenting and communicating live performance.
We work by working together. Why not join us? As a subscriber or member you’ll receive special benefits and gain exclusive access to videos of new dance across Europe – and support the visibility, circulation and status of the field at the same time.