Welcome!

Our Department focuses on contemporary theatre, dance and dramaturgy, both on BA and MA level. This website describes our Departmental activities. It also reflects our evolving understanding of contemporary practice as hybrid projects that both respect and erase the borders between theatre, dance, visual arts, music, (social)media, technology and daily life.

NEWS

ENG  Transmission in Motion Seminar 2018-19: Experiment/Experience
“Have we forgotten experience?” wonders Scott Lash (Experience, 2018). If this is so, we are currently witnessing a comeback with a vengeance. New forms of research and communication explore and experiment with various dimensions of experience. Art and science meet in experimental approaches that foreground sensation, substance and practice. Technological developments “expand the sensible” (Mark Hansen) beyond human experience, challenging the centrality of human experience and raising the question of the relationship between human experience, technological agents and data. Critical thinkers  from a diversity of backgrounds (including media, archaeology, new materialism, post-phenomenology, radical empiricism, human geography and embodied cognition) unpack aspects of the intimate relationship between experience and knowing and point to meaning as material practice of experience.

The Transmission in Motion Seminar is a more-or-less monthly gathering of researchers and students from across disciplines.  RMA Students can acquire 3 EC if they attend all meetings and write blogposts after each meeting. See also  https://transmissioninmotion.sites.uu.nl/
The first seminar takes place 25 October 2018 (15-17h) with Prof. dr. Derek McCormack (Oxford University) “Experience/experiment and atmospheric things.”
Place: Parnassos Bar, Kruisstraat 201. To participate, please send an email to TIM [at] UU.nl to receive additional information and readings.

ENG  Meet our new MA class in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy
The new MA students gradually get settled. Next to the regular courses we have visited performances by Urland, Theater Rotterdam, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoi, Gob Squad, Dead Centre, Ahilan Ratnamohan/Starboys Collective and had artist talks with Julian Hetzel and Marjolijn van Heemstra.

Meet our new MA students!

 

NL Stagiairs dramaturgiedatabase gezocht!
De  Dramaturgy Database is de nieuwe dramaturgiedatabase van de UU, opvolger van Theaterdramaturgie.Bank. Stage lopen aan de universiteit, bij Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, meehelpen de nieuwe database gestalte te geven, bijdragen aan de inhoud van de database (interviews houden met dramaturgen!) en onderzoek doen naar dramaturgen en de processen waarbij ze betrokken zijn? Neem dan contact op met Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink.

Daarnaast is er een studentenredactie (op dit moment is de redactie volledig bezet). De redactie komt één keer per maand bijeen om teksten voor de database te bespreken en te selecteren,  en voorziet bestaand materiaal van beschrijvingen en aanvullende informatie. Zou jij je graag meer willen verdiepen in theater- en dansdramaturgie en wat praktijkervaring toe willen voegen aan je opleiding door stage te lopen? Stuur dan een mail naar database [at] theatrestudies.nl.

NL Interview met Isis Germano
Onze oud-collega Isis Germano heeft bij Studium Generale aan ArtEZ een interessante workshop gegeven over identiteit en gender in een veranderende wereld. Ze is ook geïnterviewd, en dat kun je hieronder terugkijken: