Junge Choreografen können den Dramaturgen Marianne Van Kerkhoven oder Emil Hrvatin und Goran Sergej Pristas anhand von Videos oder vorformulierten Texten ein Projekt vorstellen oder sie zu sich ins Probenstudio einladen. Dieses Coaching findet in Einzelsitzungen von jeweils 3,5 Stunden statt. Young choreographers will have the opportunity to present a project to dramaturges Marianne Van Kerkhoven or Emil Hrvatin and Goran Sergej Pristas. on video, in writing, or by inviting them to their rehearsal space. Individual coaching sessions will last 3,5 hours each.

Marianne Van Kerkhoven /// Brussels / 26 – 28 AUG

Jede Produktion wird vom Gerüst einer Dramaturgie getragen, einer Art emotionalen Struktur, einer Struktur mit Seele. Struktur ergibt sich, wie auch Bedeutung, im Zuge der Arbeit. In der Tanzdramaturgie geht es auch um das Gefühl dafür, was das Material verlangt; es geht um das Horchen auf dessen Herzschlag und Puls. Klassisches Ballett basiert/e auf festgelegten choreografischen Strukturen und einem darauf abgestimmten Bewegungsvokabular. Der heutige Tanz erhebt weder Anspruch auf diese großen choreografischen Formen, noch auf eine standardisierte Bewegungssprache. Junge Choreografen müssen ihre eigene Körpersprache definieren und entdecken, welche choreografischen Strukturen sie brauchen, um auszudrücken, was sie vermitteln möchten. M.V.K.
Since contemporary dance neither lays claim to the large choreographic forms nor possesses the standardized language of movement on which classical ballet was and is based, it is important for young choreographers to define their own grammar and vocabulary. Dramatic advisers or dramaturges can help in this process. And indeed, the dramaturgical method, by asking questions, gently pushes young artists to clarify themselves. Moreover the dramaturge, as the "first spectator" represents the link with the public life of the work of art.

Marianne Van Kerkhoven works as a dance and theatre dramaturge in Belgium, in particular at Kaaitheater in Brussels. She has acted as dramaturge for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jan Lauwers, Jan Ritsema, Emio Greco and Hooman Sharifi, among others. She teaches at P.A.R.T.S. and Rits in Brussels, at the university in Antwerp and at Dasarts in Amsterdam. She was a member of the editorial board of Etcetera, the Flemish magazine of performing arts, for more than twenty years, and editor-in-chief of the quadrilingual magazine Theaterschrift from 1990 to 1995.

Emil Hrvatin /// Ljubljana /
Goran Sergej Pristas /// Zagreb / 28 – 30 AUG

Hier liegt das Augenmerk auf der Analyse des Zusammenspiels von Inhalt und Form und der Entwicklung von Methoden zur Umsetzung künstlerischer Vorhaben durch die Diskussion mit den Dramaturgen.

Dramaturgy is always already there even if we do not give it emphasis, since its perspective always excludes the surplus of all that is vague and volatile, thus allowing the clearness of its strategies to proceed. G.S.P.

The mentoring will focus on the key role that dramaturgy plays in the making of a contemporary stage event. The attention is directed towards a development of thinking and practical methods that deal with issues of content (concepts) and issues of form (structures). Artists who are frequently facing the problem of roughly made performances, the problems of reflection of interdisciplinary, practical methodologies and diverse artistic approaches, will have the opportunity to deepen their way of working and think about dramaturgical issues through analytical discussion with the coaches.

Emil Hrvatin has studied sociology and theatre directing at the University of Ljubljana and performance theory at the University of Antwerp. Author and director of theatre performances, his latest piece, WE ARE ALL MARLENE DIETRICH FOR (together with Erna Omarsdottir) was presented at Tanz im August 2005. Since 1999 he is the director of Maska, non-profit organization in publishing, production and education in Ljubljana, and editor in chief of the performing arts journal MASKA. Director, dramaturge and choreographer, Goran Sergej Pristas is assistant professor at the Academy of Drama Art in Zagreb since 1994. He collaborated with theater group Montazstroj and TD Theater, and established Frakcija, a magazine for the performing arts in 1996. G.S. Pristas works as a director, producer, dramaturge and performer with the collective BADco. He is one of the initiators of the project Zagreb – Cultural Capital of Europe 3000.



50 EUR per session / English
Exact time and place by appointment

Foto: Emil Hrvatin
Foto: Nikolina Prista