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Report on What Matters Most: Dance and Dramaturgy in Turbulent Times

Monday 28 June, 2021

What kinds of perspective can dramaturgy offer to choreographers and dance makers? How can dramaturgy enhance the creative potential of the dance artist?

Presented by Australian Dance Theatre (under Artistic Director Garry Stewart) as part of its International Centre for Choreography’s program, and organised by Dr Philipa Rothfield, What Matters Most: Dance and Dramaturgy in Turbulent Times brought together local and international dance dramaturgs to explore the many ways in which an outside perspective can empower and inform the work of the artist.

Lou Cope (UK), Guy Cools (Belgium), Bojana Cvejic (Belgium), How Ngean Lim (Malaysia/Australia), Nanako Nakajima (Japan), Dalisa Pigram (Australia), Rachael Swain (Australia) and Linda Sastradipradja (Australia) were invited in dialogue to explore, compare and experience the many faces of dance dramaturgy. More can be read on the sessions here.

 

A full report from the December 2021 sessions can be read online here:

Dramaturgy Seminar Summary_Report by Angela Conquet