Open Call for Dramaturgy at Work Workshop

Workshop on the development of dramaturgical practice in contemporary performance for art practitioners from the areas of theatre, dance, performance, visual arts and dramaturgy.

(priority will be given to international applications from South-East Europe)

Facilitated by: Konstantina Georgelou (performing arts theorist, dramaturge, Lecturer at the ArtEZ Master of Theatre Practices and the University of Utrecht) and Danae Theodoridou (performance-maker and researcher).

Where: Goethe Institute, Sofia/ Bulgaria

When: 23-25 April 2018

Deadline for applications: 25th March 2018
(The applications will be answered by 28th March)

How does one work dramaturgically? In this workshop, dramaturgy is treated as a practice of ‘working on actions’, shared amongst collaborators and pertaining to actions both in artistic and in sociopolitical environments where we work. Moving beyond divisions and attempts of bridging theory and practice, the dramaturgical is approached as it arises from within enquiry-led artistic processes. A hands-on approach to dramaturgy, where participants are invited to engage in individual and collective tasks, including making, writing, reading and debating. Three days of sharing, revisiting, questioning and developing artistic work through a dramaturgical perspective. Each participant brings in the workshop a specific project they are working on, in order to test inventive tools for the exploration and practice of the otherwise intangible and diverse area of interest that is dramaturgy.

The workshop is offered in the context of a larger research project that led to the book publication The Practice of Dramaturgy (Valiz, 2017), co-edited by Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa and Danae Theodoridou.
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The workshop will take place in the following format:
a 3-day workshop  (Mon 23rdWed 25th April, 10:00-16:00, venue: Goethe Institute)
 a public event/book presentation of The Practice of Dramaturgy (Tue 24th April, 17:00-18:30, venue: Goethe Institute)

Teachback/ Without Distance Platform in the frame of 11th Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance, (20-30 April 2018), Sofia, is a part of Life Long Burning project, organized by Lokomotiva and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, as representatives of the Nomad Dance Academy Network, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality and Ministry of Culture.

In collaboration with New Dramaturgies Platform.

To apply, please send an email including your name, short bio (300 words) and a short motivation letter (max one A4 page), stating:
– why do you think this workshop will be of use for you
– a short resume of the project you would like to bring in the workshop or of the theoretical inquiry in dramaturgical work that is of interest to you.

Please, send us the documents in English to

The seminar is free of charge for international participants. For two approved international applicants we offer free accommodation for the days of the workshop as well as reduced tickets for the artistic programme of the 11th Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

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