Dramaturgy is a viable tool for contextualizing an environment, a context or a program. It is however a topic that has yet to be further developed in the context of EDN.

In 2019-2020, some new initiatives are tackling this domain.

Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance

This is a cooperation project running from 2019 to 2021 focusing on developing the capacity of choreographers in dramaturgy. Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance aims to develop new skills for choreographers in dramaturgy and to train a future generation of dance dramaturgs through three main areas. Read more about this project here.

Contextualizing Dance

Bora Bora together with dance dramaturg Thomas Schaupp is organising a hands-on public symposia on “Contextualizing Dance – Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society” happening 13th and 14th of December 2019 at Bora Bora in Aarhus, Denmark.

The core question of this event will be: What can dramaturgy do for the context of a choreography and how does it do that? Read more about the event here, and stay tuned for a detailed report in the coming months.

Contextualising dramaturgy

This is the title of an atelier that Dansateliers Rotterdam will organise in the spring 2020. The Atelier will dive deeper into dramaturgical strategies for enhancing the impact of artistic outcomes on the environment in which they are shown. Stay tuned for more updates!