- Workshop Unfolding Dramaturgies
Workshop Unfolding Dramaturgies
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> on the development of artistic methodologies and dramaturgical practice in contemporary performance.
> by Danae Theodoridou, Efrosini Protopapa & Konstantina Georgelou.
The workshop aims to develop and explore tools and methodologies that cross over the areas of dramaturgy, theory, choreography and performance. Inspired by Lehmann's thought that today ‘the development of “the” dramaturgy of a postdramatic theatre is unthinkable; recommendations, let alone prescriptions, are no longer possible’ (Lehmann 2006), it will draw on the work of the participants as paradigmatic dramaturgical suggestions, in order to discover inventive tools for the exploration and practice of an otherwise intangible and diverse area of interest. Individually and in groups, participants will elaborate on distinct dramaturgical models and questions central to contemporary performance practices and engage in tasks that explore projects of their own and of others, verbally, in writing or creatively on stage. The overall aim of this work is to delve deeper into the creative process of the development of an artwork, addressing all aspects involved in it (such as: concept articulation, collaborative strategies, tools of generating material, relation to social and political contexts, etc).
More specifically, we will use various models of creating and responding to work in order to: (a) expose, understand and construct dramaturgical thinking, (b) consider how such thinking may inform an artistic process, and (c) place the participants’ work in a broader context of current performance practices. In this way, the workshop will address the notion of a dramaturgy without a dramaturge, conceived as a shared intellectual responsibility that creates a common ground on which collaborators meet (Van Imschoot 2003).
The workshop will take place in the following format:
- a 2-day workshop in ROSAS, including concept development, readings, writings and performance-making tasks related to distinct dramaturgical models
- a closing research salon in Kaaistudio’s with all workshop participants, as well as invited dramaturges and art practitioners from the fields of theatre, dance and performance. Invited guests are: Augusto Corrieri (UK/IT), Chloe Dechery (UK/FR), Jeroen Fabius (NL), Sebastien Hendrickx (BE), Sara De Roo/tg STAN (BE), Jonas Rutgeerts (BE).
The workshop Unfolding Dramaturgies is offered in the context of a larger research project that will lead to a book publication, edited by its three facilitators: Konstantina Georgelou – Performing Arts Theorist, Dramaturge, Researcher, Lecturer at the ArtEZ Master of Theatre Practices and the University of Utrecht (NL) Efrosini Protopapa – Choreographer, Researcher, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Choreography at the University of Roehampton, London (UK) Danae Theodoridou – Performance-maker, Dramaturge, Researcher, Lecturer of Theatre and Performance at the University of Groningen (NL)
How to Subscribe
To apply please send an email including your name, short bio (300 words) and a short motivation letter (max one A4 page) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 15th October 2014. Due to the limited capacity of the workshop a selection will be made of which you will be informed a few days later.
Dates06/11/2014 - 08/11/2014
Info and Documentation
>For art practitioners (students to professionals) in the areas of theatre, dance, performance, visual arts and dramaturgy
>The workshop fee is 30€ for the first two days together. The third day is free and open for everybody.
06/11/14, 10:00 - 18:00, Rosas Studio 5, Van Volxemlaan 164, Brussels
07/11/14, 10:00 - 18:00, Rosas Studio 5, Van Volxemlaan 164, Brussels
08/11/14, 14:30 - 17:30, Kaaistudio's Penthouse, OLV Van Vaakstraat 81, Brussels