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Writing a review on an art form of your choosing. Where do you start?

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Perhaps you have been asked to write a review on an art form you know nothing about such as dance, film or the fine arts. Where do you start?

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All reviews contain an opinion- that's why it is a review (one person's opinion about an object, instance or event). But, what if you know nothing about the item/event you are to review?

This solution provides tips on:

- the opening
- identifying key facts
- voicing your opinion
- and more!

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A Structure for Reviewing the Arts.

Okay. You've been asked to write a report for the school newspaper on a local performance by a contemporary dance company. You know nothing about dance and you really don't know where to start on this one. What do you do?

The first thing is not to panic. Any Arts performance can be reviewed by using a simple structure. Don't forget, you don't have to be an expert on the subject, but you do want to give readers a taste of what they might expect when going to the show. By following a simple five-part structure, the review will almost write itself.

1. A strong opening - It is imperative that you get the reader hooked as early as possible. Opening a review with, "A new contemporary dance company was in town last night" is not going to set the page alight. You should also include a hint of what is to follow in your review regarding the merit of the performance in ...

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