HTEA00479U Dramaturgies in contemporary performance: Theories in practice

Volume 2014/2015

The seminar will primarily focus on experimental dramaturgies of contemporary performance theatre. We will look at theatre makers such as director: Robert Wilson, group theatre: Forced Entertainment, reality theatre: Rimini Protokoll, political theatre: Milo Rau (International Institute of Political Murder), and choreographer: Jérôme Bel. We will discuss topics such as theatricality, performativity, and subjectivity; as well as new formats like reality theatre, delegated performance, audio walk and lecture performance. Through watching different works and exploring shifting notions of theatre, we will address some of the crucial issues in contemporary performance theatre: the relation between text and performance, the relation between sight and sound, and the deconstruction of the autonomous character.

Students are adviced to read:
Marvin Carlson: Performance: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2004.

Henry Bial (ed.): The Performance Studies Reader, Routledge, 2007.

Cathy Turner & Synne K. Behrndt: Dramaturgy and Performance, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
For further reading, a reader/course pack will be available

Både studerende fra Teatervidenskab og Moderne Kultur og Kulturformidling kan melde sig til kurset i undervisningstilmeldingen, og aflægge eksamener i hhv. Frit Emne A og B på Teatervidenskab samt Teoretisk Emne (alm. og KA-tilvalg) og Frit Emne A på Moderne Kultur og Kulturformidling.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 84
  • Lectures
  • 33
  • Preparation
  • 303
  • Total
  • 420
Type of assessment
All aids allowed
Censorship form
No external censorship