30 Nov 2016
Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City. Dove was curator and artistic director of Springdance, the international festival of new developments in dance and performance in the Netherlands, from 2000–07. While in that position, he pioneered artist residency exchange programs with other European cities, as well as New York. Prior to that he ran the Yorkshire Dance Centre in Leeds, one of the first National Dance Agencies in the UK, and was the founder and artistic director of Vivarta, the first contemporary South Asian performance festival in the UK. Other international projects have included work with the Amsterdam Choreography Master's program (Netherlands), Rachid Ouramdane (France), the Guardians of Doubt (UK), the Arab Dance Platform (Lebanon), Attakalari (India), and TseKH (Russia). Dove has written articles, devised and presented a series on dance and music for BBC Radio 3, and mentored students and professional artists from many countries in developing their creative practices. He was professor of practice and director of the School of Dance at Arizona State University from 2007–12.
Dove was a Center panelist in 2011 and an LOI panelist in 2012. In 2013, he served as chair of the dance panel, and in 2014, he served as chair of the Performance panel.