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 or Jennifer Lacey.
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.