December 3 and 4

Dramaturgy workshop for dancers and choreographers taught by PABLO GISBERT


Contemporary dance shows should not be designed and created solely for an audience full of dancers, but rather for a diverse public able to enjoy a piece whose core is movement, without any need to learn to dance. For the artists, the likelihood of connecting with the audience is greater when they understand the accompanying dramaturgical aspects that extol the movement on stage, within the overall mechanism of the piece. There are many tools available to support the abstraction of contemporary dance, which bolster, enhance and contextualize the show.

What is the role of dramaturgy in contemporary dance? What are the most important tools needed to create a dance show? Development, context and staging of an idea in order to produce a show. Understanding the composition of a dramatic piece of contemporary dance from the first ideas to the decisions on how to end the show. During the workshop, we will work both theoretically and practically on the most important aspects of the process of choreographing a piece of contemporary dance. Several important pieces will be analysed in order to understand the dramatic composition that consolidates them.

Pablo Gisbert (Valencia, 1982) has been choreographing shows for the dance company La Veronal since 2008. La Veronal have presented their work recently at the Danses Hus in Stockholm, Hellerau/Dresden, the Venice Biennal, the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris and the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, among others. His latest show, Nippon-Koku, was created for the Compañía Nacional de Danza and first performed at the Matadero in Madrid. Pablo Gisbert is also the dramaturge of the company El Conde de Torrefiel, with whom he has been proposed for the European platform for contemporary dramaturgy Fabulamundi: Playwriting Europe 2013. His career stands out for the recognition earned by his work with the new generations of contemporary theatre.



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Season: 2014-2015

December 3 and 4

from 3 pm to 7 pm

sala SG




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