Over the last years Sarma has evolved from an online platform for dance criticism to a laboratory for discourse, research, dramaturgy and creation in the field of dance and beyond. To further develop Sarma’s new function as a laboratory and to enhance the bounds with the Brussels dance community, Sarma joined forces with workspacebrussels. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Sarma and workspacebrussels are collaborating on organizing a variety of dramaturgical practices and on facilitating contexts for the Brussels dance community to meet and exchange
Get inspired by the documentation of some projects that happened in 2011:
- a salon on Embodied Dramaturgies in the framework of Working Title Platform #02 >> documentation here
- a text collection on dramaturgy >> documentation here
- a workshop on Physical dramaturgy - Backtracking with Martin Nachbar & Jeroen Peeters >> documentation here
- a workshop Against the interdisciplinary with DD Dorvillier and David Bergé >> documentation here
- an open dramaturgy labo Popela’s Paralipomena >> documentation here
- a salon on Scores in the framework of Working Title Platform #03 >> documentation here
In the course of 2012 Sarma and workspacebrussels organize several 'open dramaturgy' projects, which nurture artistic processes: workshops, laboratories and salons in which performance makers can exchange around practices and issues that occupy them.
- Linked to the Working Title Platform in June, Sarma organizes a cluster around 'dilettant dramaturgy', with choreographer Jennifer Lacey as central guest. In her project Ma première fois avec un dramaturge, Lacey had regular meetings with 'local, dillettant dramaturges' for discussions around issues such as 'the context and meaning of a dance, the relation between process and product, the incorporation and breaking of codes, the construction of personal freedom through process, and of social freedom through form.' The project yielded an archive (video and sound recordings, photos, notes, etc.) which now affords a practice of guided consultations 'to resolve problems of life and creation.' Drawing from this research, Lacey will present her lecture demonstration Consultations and lead a workshop/lab (18-22 June). .
- October (15-19) brings a workshop/lab with theatre maker, conceptual artist and writer Sarah Vanhee around her performance Turning Turning (a choreography of thoughts). Hinging on the question whether one can speak faster than one thinks, Vanhee will share and further explore the practice developed for the piece in dialogue with other artists.
- Later in Autumn follows a cluster around the voice, with a workshop and a Soirée Parole, an evening curated by Myriam Van Imschoot with interventions by voice artists.