Performance Research Volume 14 Issue 3

On Dramaturgy

Issue editors: Karoline Gritzner, Patrick Primavesi & Heike Roms

ISBN: 978-0-415-55680

Within a rapidly changing landscape of contemporary theatre and performance, the roles, functions and working conditions for dramaturgs are being redefined. This issue interrogates contemporary dramaturgy as an expanding field of tasks and skills, problems and strategies. It explores a wide range of dramaturgical practices in contemporary European theatre, dance, performance, and media art, and also draws attention to the pedagogical and institutional aspects of dramaturgy. In addition, On Dramaturgy addresses the shared and collective nature of dramaturgical practice and proposes dramaturgy as a critical reflection on the politics of space and representation. The issue also considers the relationship between dramaturgical practice and the audience, exploring the emergence of new dramaturgies of/for the spectator.

Editorial: On Dramaturgy

Karoline Gritzner, Patrick Primavesi, Heike Roms

pp. 1 - 3

Dramaturgy on Shifting Grounds

Hans-Thies Lehmann, Patrick Primavesi

pp. 3 - 6

European Dramaturgy in the 21st Century: A constant movement

Marianne Van Kerkhoven

pp. 7 - 11


pp. 12

‘Stop Looking at Your Feet’: bluemouth’s Dance Marathon and inter/actual dramaturgy

Bruce Barton

pp. 13 - 25


pp. 26 - 27

On the Dramaturgical Field in Port B’s Tokyo ‘Tour Performances’: Four micro-essays

Peter Eckersall, Fujii Shintaro, Takayama Akira

pp. 28 - 43


pp. 44

The Need to Keep Moving: Remarks on the place of a dramaturg in twenty-first century England

Duka Radosavljevic

pp. 45 - 51


pp. 52 - 53

On the Dramaturgical Aspects of Bill Viola’s Multi-media Installations

Valentina Valentini

pp. 54 - 64


pp. 65 - 66

An Easter Letter to an old Dramaturg Friend

Dragan Klaic

pp. 67 - 69


pp. 70

Doing Time

Tim Etchells

pp. 71 - 80

The Economy of Proximity: Dramaturgical work in contemporary dance

Bojana Kunst

pp. 81 - 88


pp. 89

Burning the Box Office: Locating the relics of theatricality in a dramaturgy of the everyday

Phil Smith

pp. 90 - 100


pp. 101

Towards a Dramaturgy of Appearance: An aesthetic and political understanding of the theatrical event as session

Christian Biet

pp. 102 - 109


pp. 110 - 111

Aspects of a New Dramaturgy of the Spectator: Rimini Protokoll’s ‘Breaking News’

Katia Arfara

pp. 112 - 118


pp. 119 - 120

A Dramaturgy of the Body

Christel Stalpaert

pp. 121 - 125

Performance Review: Open Dramaturgies

Martina Lenhardt

pp. 126 - 128

Book Reviews: Dramaturgy

Esther Pilkington, Daniel Ladnar

pp. 129 - 130

Notes on Contributors

pp. 132 - 134