11–13 MAY

Workshop will take place in Pistori Palace from 11th to 13th of MAY, each day from 10:00 to 14:00.

If you would like to participate, please, send us your CV and short cover letter.

Registration is open until 1st of MAY.

Fee for the participation is 10€. It needs to be paid in cash on the first day of the workshop. However, if the fee were the only thing that discouraged you from participating, write us a message in a note and we will try to resolve it together.

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Devised Dramaturgy

Najbližšie k prekladu devised theatre je v slovenčine autorské divadlo. Ide o metódu kolektívnej tvorby, ktorá vychádza z improvizácie a z práce s rôznym materiálom, teda konečná inscenácia je celá tvorená na skúškach.

Devised dramaturgy is made from different kinds of material through rehearsing, usually through dialogue and collaborative processes. The forms that come out are extremely various: conceptual theatre, object theatre, participatory theatre, documentary theatre, site specific etc. etc. Devised processes usually include whole teams that work collectively, and the creative process is often finished only with audiences, often also in dialogue with them.

The workshop focuses on creating possibilities of dialogue within creative process of making performance, dialogues between the creators, with audiences but also between people and materials, objects, ideas, layers of reality. The participants will be introduced to basic strategies: listening to material, potential of material, collaborative thinking, thinking through doing etc. of devised dramaturgy. We will be trying out different 'ingredients' such as photos, stories, material, films, references, quotes, ready-mades, movements, spaces, ideas, dreams, half-baked thoughts, forgotten desires to devise theatrical situations and explore idea of multiple realties in the theatre.

The workshop is suitable for people with theatre training or without it.

O lektorke

MgA. et MgA. Sodja ZUPANC-LOTKER, Ph.D is the Course Leader of international Master in Directing Devised and Object Theatre at the Prague Performing Arts Academy (DAMU), where she also teaches devised theatre dramaturgy. After finishing her master studies in directing and dramaturgy at DAMU, Prague she did her PhD at Vienna University, ZHdK University of the Arts Zurich and Prague Performing Arts academy. She works as a dramaturg for independent theatre, dance and exhibition projects (with Cristina Maldonado, Ahilan Ratnamohan, Julian Hetzel, Jan Mocek, Farm in the Cave, Lotte van den Berg, TAAT, Kristýna Lhotáková, Petra Tejnorová, Wojtek Ziemilski, Kunsthalle Praha).

She was artistic director of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2008 – 2015, event she has worked for since 1999. She has also served as coordinating curator for a number of international artistic research projects such as: Global City Local City, Space – Performing Arts in Public Space and Urban Heat and is one of the main researchers in Costume Agency artistic research at KHiO Oslo 2018-21. She has given lectures and workshops at Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Reykjavik Arts Academy, Norwegian Theatre Academy, HKU Utrecht, Kiasma Helsinki and a number of festivals and symposia. From 2014 she is on Editorial Board of Theatre and Performance Design Journal; and on Editorial Board of Performance Research Journal, both published by Routledge.

This project has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council and Nadácia mesta Bratislava.