Dramaturgy seminar – chapter IV & V

Welcome to the next chapters of the seminar series presenting different modes of dramaturgical thinking


    Dansens Hus invites performers and creators within the dance and performing arts field to participate in a seminar series on different forms of dramaturgical thinking. Dramaturgs who operate actively in dance works will present their interests and methodological approaches within dance dramaturgy. In addition, they will visit selected dance artists in the studio, to put their thoughts and own practice in context with the dancers' projects and works. The seminar is organized together with Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Academy of Dance.

    Over the past two decades, various experimental practices in the field of theater, dance, performance art, and choreographic
    exhibition in a global context have converged on dramaturgy, an investigation of the interests and questions, capacities and working cultures and politics involved in the creation of a performance.

    For more information and registration, see the following chapters/links:

    What do you do when you get in the studio

    by Bojana Cvejić

    02. + 03. March

    by Eylül Fidan Akıncı
    13. + 14. April

    Each part – or chapter – comprises two days:

    Day 1 is an open lecture at Dansens Hus, led by the invited speaker who, in dialogue with other dance makers and artists, will explore their current preoccupations in dramaturgy with regard to creation in dance and performance.

    Day 2 the invited speaker will visit dance artists currently working in Oslo and engage in a conversation around their work in a studio.

    The seminar series is curated by Bojana Cvejić (SRB/BE/NO), freelance dramaturg and Professor of Dance Theory (KHiO), whose work also includes self-organizing collective platforms of self-education and experimental production. She is author of several books ranging from performance studies, dance dramaturgy and political theory (among which Choreographing Problems, 2015, and Toward a Transindividual Self, co-written with Ana Vujanović).

    Dr. Eylül Fidan Akıncı is a performance researcher, artist, and the house dramaturg of Theater a/d Rijn. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Performance Research, and Etcetera Mag, as well as in the edited collections Performance in a Militarized Culture (2017) and The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art (2020). Akıncı has taught at Hunter College in City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College (CUNY), Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, and Amsterdam University of Arts. She pursues her own performance practice through collaborations with Taldans company. https://eylulfidanakinci.art/

    The invitation to take part in the seminar extends to all who are interested in exploring dramaturgy as it relates to their own work. The admission is free, but please, sign up for the program.