Sarma is an artistic and discursive laboratory for criticism, dramaturgy, research and creation in the field of dance and beyond. Sarma collects and organizes discursive practices. By compiling author based or thematically related text anthologies, published online on our website. But also by curating festivals, by providing dramaturgical assistance to performers, by organizing workshops, discussions, lectures, installations and research projects. Sarma is a breeding ground for artists and theoreticians to collaborate on shared problems and premises. Sarma aims for artistic work- and presentation formats that are inspiring to all.
Sarma was initiated in 2000 by Myriam Van Imschoot and Jeroen Peeters, who are still leading the organisation. Wendy De Pauw is the coordinator and contact person for Sarma.
Publications about Sarma
- An overview of all Sarma's activities until April 2010 can be found in the article Sarma: het archief als discursieve werkplaats that was published in De Witte Raaf on January 1, 2011. (in Dutch)
- On April 1, 2011 Cathy De Plee published the article Sarma: critique, dramaturgie, recherche et création in NDD. (in French)
Sarma is logistically supported by Digitaal Brussel and the Flemish Theatre Institute, and receives structural funding from the Flemish Authorities and from the Flemish Community Commission. This website and Oral Site is developed in collaboration with Constant.
Sarma's first years of existence have been made possible by a network of partners. For their support and their concern in dance and performance discourse, Sarma is most grateful to: Beursschouwburg, Dans in Kortrijk, Dans in Limburg, deSingel, Digitaal Brussel, Kaaitheater, Klapstuk, Kunst/Werk, Monty, Nadine, Springdance, Vlaams Theater Instituut, Vooruit, and wp Zimmer. In 2010-12 Sarma had a structural collaboration with WorkSpace Brussels, a liason supoorted by the Flemish Authorities.