The two-day workshop Doing Dramaturgy – ways of knowing about the work at work explores various aspects of contemporary dramaturgical practices. On the one hand, the workshop discusses dramaturgy as a way of seeing/ interpreting work and on the other hand as an artistic practice in its own terms.

Where: E-Werk, Ferdinand-Weiss Strasse 6a, 79106 Freiburg, Germany

When: mai 25 & 26, 2019 10-18 Uhr (with one hour lunch break)

Deadline for applications: 22nd of May

The first day starts with the reading of selected writings on contemporary dramaturgy. We then turn to viewing documentations of experimental contemporary dance/choreography/live art performances and practice critical reflection about the works we viewed. Towards the end of this first day, we share thoughts and knowledge on how far composing a piece does the dramaturgy of the work – without explicitly needing A dramaturgy.
The second day starts with an intervention by Finnish dramaturge Otso Huopaniemi (Doctor of Arts) exposing us to his view on dramaturgy as artistic practice in an expanded field of theatre. We then inquire through concrete exercises that Otso Huopaniemi proposes how his conception of dramaturgy can open up constructive matters of performances lingering within the realm of choreography, dance.
Writings on dramaturgy will be in English. A list with the selected passages will be sent to workshop participants some days prior to the workshop so that texts will be read when the workshop starts. Otso Huopaniemi´s intervention will be in English. Workshop language is English/German.

Jana is an artist-researcher with a background in experimental contemporary choreography. She did theatre studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, trained dancing and choreography at SEAD Salzburg and HZT Berlin. During her Master at the HZT she started to freelance, gained some visiblity with her choreographic work, but realized that she enjoys the context of art academy as a place to do work and develop research. Therefore, she enrolled in the doctoral program of the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland where she defended her doctoral research in August 2018. Her work has been presented internationally. April 2019 she starts as visiting researcher at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She lives and moves between Helsinki, Finland and Freiburg, Germany. ,
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Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

To register:

Costs for participants: 80 € / 65 €
Early Bird bis 8.5.19

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