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The Practice of Dramaturgy

Working on Actions in Performance

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  • Addresses dramaturgy as a shared, politicized and catalytic practice
  • A combination of practice-based insights alongside theory opens up to different artistic, social en political perspectives

Editors: Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa, Danae Theodoridou
Design: Metahaven
Series: Antennae, Arts in Society

2016, Valiz | paperback | 304 pp. | 21 x 13,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-92095-18-3

There is a growing interest in the notion of dramaturgy, which is often discussed either as the work of the dramaturge, or as the compositional, cohesive, or sense-making aspects of a performance. Drawing on such views, The Practice of Dramaturgy addresses dramaturgy as a shared, politicized and catalytic practice that sets actions into motion in a more speculative, rather than an instructive way. The first part, Dramaturgy as Working on Actions, explores three working principles that lie at the heart of the editors’ propositions, and relates these to debates on action, work and post-Fordist labour. The second part, Working on Actions and Beyond, opens up to different artistic, social and political perspectives that such understanding of dramaturgy may give rise to.

Contributors: Una Bauer, Simon Bayly, Andrea Božić, Nicola Conibere, Guy Cools, Augusto Corrieri, Konstantina Georgelou, Ivana Müller, Betina Panagiotara, Efrosini Protopapa, Joachim Robbrecht, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts, Arabella Stanger, Danae Theodoridou, Julia Willms, Jasna Jasna Žmak