November 30th and December 1st

Danae Theodoridou SÂLMON<. Workshop Dramaturgy at Work

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This workshop will be taught in English

Understanding dramaturgy as a ‘working on actions’, the workshop aims to develop and explore tools and methodologies that cross over the areas of dramaturgy, 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; 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).

Danae Theodoridou: is a performance maker and researcher based in Brussels. She completed her practice-led PhD at Roehampton University (London, 2012). She works as a Lecturer of Theatre and Performance at the University of Groningen (NL). Her research work explores dramaturgical structures of experimental theatre and dance. As a performance maker and researcher she has created and participated in solo and collaborative live works and research projects in London, Athens, Amsterdam, Paris and elsewhere, with artists and theorists such as Ivana Müller, Karen Christopher, Bojana Kunst and others. Her work has been awarded and supported by cultural institutions, such as the AHRC, the Greek General Secretariat for Youth, the EU, workspacebrussels, PACT Zollverein and others. Danae has presented and published writings in international conferences and journals, and has taught in university departments and art conservatoires (PARTS, Dasarts a.o.) all over Europe. She is a co-creator of the three-year research project Dramaturgy at Work.



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November 30th and December 1st

From 4pm to 8pm

Sala SG - Mercat de les Flors




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