Compassion. The History of the Machine Gun
Actors: Consolate Sipérius & Ursina LardiPhoto: Daniel Seiffert
Oedipus the Tyrant
Actors: Angela Winkler, Jule Böwe & Iris BecherPhoto: Arno Declair
- Richard III Photo: Arno Declair
- “EAST”Photo courtesy of the artist
- “EAST” Photo courtesy of the artist
- “Alpha” Photo courtesy of the artist
Dramaturgy is a distinct practice that facilitates artistic decisions pertaining to content, structure, design and form, as well as all modes of communication related to a work.
Over the last decade, performing arts professionals in Hong Kong have begun to integrate dramaturgical approaches as part of their performance making. Prompted by the increased interest in the practice of dramaturgy in a variety of contexts, West Kowloon and the School of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are collaborating to organise the three-year discursive and practice-based platform “Dramaturgy and Beyond”. This platform investigates the practice, role and function of dramaturgs, and their relationship with artists and the artistic process within contemporary performance practice. Through a range of public roundtable discussions, small group practicum sessions and workshops, the platform will delve into the discourse in and around the practice of dramaturgy and the tools that are useful to the creation of dance and theatre within the contemporary context. More importantly, it will offer participants access to a more rigorous set of analytical skills critical to performance making.
Each year, the platform will focus on a particular perspective. In 2018, we begin by unpacking the concepts and approaches of dramaturgy with a particular focus on ‘production dramaturgy’. In 2019, we highlight the role of dramaturgy within the interdisciplinary and festival making practice; and in 2020, participants get hands-on practice working on their own projects with mentorship provided by experienced artists and dramaturgs. (Details to be announced.)
|Roundtable||18 March 2018||Details|
|Workshop Series 1 & 2||19-24 March 2018|
|Workshop Series 3||
2-3, 5-6 July 2018
15 July 2018
Head of Dramaturgy, Schaubühne Berlin
|Workshop Series 4||3-5 October 2018||Stefan Bläske
Dramaturg, International Institute of Political Murder
Lecturer (Playwriting) and Academic Project Coordinator, School of Drama, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
|Public Seminar 2||6 October 2018||
|Workshop Series 5||January / February 2019
(Exact date to be confirmed)
|(Speakers to be confirmed)|
Dance and theatre professionals, including choreographers, stage directors, playwrights, producers, performing arts critics, interdisciplinary professionals and as well as students of performing arts, performance studies, dramaturgy and related fields
- While participants are welcome to join an individual event, we highly encourage those interested to attend all events to gain an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of the practice.
- Participants joining more than one workshop series (from Workshop Series 1 to 5) are eligible for a discount of 10% to 25% on workshop fees. For details please refer to the individual workshop pages.