Anthology Embodied Dramaturgies


Once a clear function, dramaturgy translates itself today in a variety of practices and discourses. Dramaturgy ties itself to materials and media, bodies and space, providing a shared ground for exploration, collaboration and the production of meaning within creative processes. These “embodied dramaturgies” are discussed in a text collection that focuses on accounts and reflections grounded in a variety of dramaturgical practices. Not the academic or historical survey is what informs these texts, but the experience and convictions of dramaturges and artists.

The anthology brings together about 30 texts written over the past two decades and thus provides an insight in the scope and development of dramaturgical practices in the field of dance, performance and experimental theatre. It republishes a selection of essays from thematic journals on dramaturgy (Theaterschrift in 1993, Women and Performance in 2003, Performance Research in 2009, Maska in 2010), revisits debates around the function of dramaturgy, and also convenes dispersed essays by dramaturges such as Marianne Van Kerkhoven, André Lepecki, Myriam Van Imschoot, Jeroen Peeters, Igor Dobricic or Sandra Noeth, and by artists with a particular interest in dramaturgy, such as Boris Charmatz, Tim Etchells, Janez Jansa, Jennifer Lacey or Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn.

Note: Due to a disagreement over copyrights, Sarma had to take down the essays published in Women&Performance. Though their metadata are still visible, the texts themselves are not made public.

Editor: Jeroen Peeters
Editorial assistance: Joke Heylen
Realised in January 2012 with the financial support of WorkSpaceBrussels and Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.

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Author Title Publication Year
Boris Charmatz, Isabelle Launay And what about ‘dance’? Undertraining 2011
Jeroen Peeters Animal Dramaturgies Sarma 2013
Bart Meuleman Bericht aan de dramaturg: opkrassen! De Witte Raaf 1998
Virginie Bobin Confronter les contemporanéités correctes Le journal des laboratoires 2010
Scott deLahunta Dance Dramaturgy: speculations and reflections Dance Theatre Journal 2000
Tim Etchells Doing Time Performance Research 2009
Boris Charmatz, Isabelle Launay Dramaturgie Entretenir 2002
Bojana Cvejic Dramaturgie: een vriendschap van problemen Etcetera 2010
Boris Charmatz, Isabelle Launay Dramaturgy Undertraining 2011
Sandra Noeth Dramaturgy - Mobile of Ideas Scores 2010
Martina Ruhsam Dramaturgy of and as Collaboration Maska 2010
Hildegard De Vuyst Een Dramaturgie van het gebrek Etcetera 1999
Boris Charmatz, Isabelle Launay Et "la" danse? Entretenir 2002
Marianne Van Kerkhoven European Dramaturgy in the 21st Century Performance Research 2009
Frans Poelstra , Robert Steijn Frans Poelstra, his dramaturge and Bach Le journal des laboratoires 2005
Janez Jansa From Dramaturgy to Dramaturgical Maska 2010
Jeroen Peeters Heterogene dramaturgije Maska 2010
Jeroen Peeters Heterogeneous Dramaturgies Maska 2010
Jeroen Peeters Hoeveel classicisme hebben we vandaag nog nodig? Etcetera 2013
Igor Dobricic Katalina Mella Araneda Volume 2005

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