august 2019





“Dramaturgy is for me learning to handle complexity”, wrote the late Flemish dramaturg and theorist Marianne Van Kerkhoven. When the rehearsal room becomes a space for collaborative research, it is essential that there is a shared dramaturgical language that is used during the work. How to develop that vocabulary? And what dramaturgical tools may be useful during this type of work? Both workshops will combine physical activities with group discussions, and skills’ exchange. There will be many opportunities to explore and work on the participants’ questions related to their own work and working processes.
Don’t be put off by the – sometimes rather intimidating – term ‘dramaturgy’. Katalin is convinced that every maker thinks dramaturgically, sometimes without even realizing it. She wants to make you aware of this and provide you with extra tools: how do you shape a performance? How do you make the link between certain scenes? … Katalin starts from the background of the participants and works according to the needs of the group. Practical contributions and feedback are welcome!

This workshop is recommended for dancers, choreographers, as well as for students and academics who want to deepen their understanding of dance and movement dramaturgy.

Please note: prior to the workshop, you’ll receive a small assignment to prepare at home in advance. So, please make sure, you register in time!  

Katalin Trencsényi is a London-based dramaturg, researcher, and teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).  Katalin is the author of Dramaturgy in the Making. A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015), co-editor of New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014), and editor of Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch (Oberon Books, 2016).

This workshop consists of two sessions of two hours. You can also sign up for another dance dramaturgy workshop to be held on Saturday 25/08. These two workshops (4 hours each), will build on each other, but can also be attended individually:
Programme on Friday: We’ll learn about what dance dramaturgy and movement dramaturgy means. We explore a language to describe movements. You get tools to make a choreography and to connect movements.
Programme on Saturday: During this workshop we’ll focus on the various stages of the creative process, and learn how to collaborate in a meaningful way with the different people involved.

Photography: Lilla Khoór

Fri 24/08 11:00-13:00
Fri 24/08 14:00-16:00

Language: en

Price (standard): € 50
Price (reduction, members): € 40