Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink

Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink is Lecturer and Researcher in Theatre Studies. Her research interests include dramaturgy and curating, scenography and site-specific theatre, and performative research formats. In her PhD Dissertation Nomadic Theatre: Staging Movement and Mobility in Contemporary Performance (2015, cum laude), she examines ambulant performances and performative installations. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s nomadology, she introduces the concept of ‘nomadic theatre’ to investigate the quality of encounters, the changing role of the spectator, and the potentialities of lived space in contemporary performance. A revised edition of the dissertation will appear with Bloomsbury Publishers, early 2019.

Liesbeth coordinates the MA Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, and next to teaching in this programme, she also teaches in the BA Media and Culture Studies and the RMA Media, Art and Performance programmes, and is supervisor of both BA and MA students.  She is the co-founder of Platform-Scenography, a collective of scenographers, dramaturgs and theorists (see projects). She is a guest teacher at several universities of the arts, and incidentally works as a dramaturg and artistic coach. Previously she worked as a dramaturge, assistant-director and dramaturgy teacher.