Dance dramaturgy as a practice interlinking Art with Society

What can dramaturgy do for the context of a choreography and how does it do that?

We can observe a growing interest in artistic approaches to explore new modes of working on and in relation to the society, especially in dance and movement-based forms of art. Also therefore it seems, the general interest in Dance Dramaturgy, considered as a practice of interlinking art and society, has heightened in the last few years, not least in Denmark and Scandinavia. It is increasingly being discussed in artistic practices, in academic contexts as well as in conversations with the audience.

Together with choreographers, dramaturgs, critics, academics and producers Bora Bora would like to take a look at the role of dance dramaturgy as a practice of contextualization. During the symposium, we will explore the tools that it can provide for artistic practices:

  • What is it that it can do for the context of a choreography and how does it do that?
  • How does it support and affect the development of a choreography – from idea, concept to the process and the final show?
  • What tools are available and how can they be used by the artists also? And what tools are we missing?
  • Can a collaboration between the dramaturgy and the choreography help to make dance more relevant to more audiences? Without compromising on the artists’ idea?

Contributions will be made by:

Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Fabio Liberti, Merel Heering, Andreas Constantinou, Danjel Andersson (Dansehallerne, EDN member), Synne Berndt, Tina Tarpgaard, Peter M. Boenisch, Pia Krämer (EDN president), Monna Dithmer, Jesper de Neergaard (Bora Bora, EDN member) and Annette van Zwoll (EDN contributor).

You can register until November 26 via this link: ddsks.dk/en/contextualizing-dance

More information: bora-bora.dk/contextualizing-dance.

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