Nouvelles de danse n° 31 : Danse et dramaturgie

By : Collective publication

Language : French

Topics : History and theory

Format : PDF

Number of pages : 128 pages

Publisher : Contredanse Editions

Year of publication : 1997

EAN : 9782930146799

Price :  5.00

“In Danse et dramaturgie, we examine the role of dramaturgy in contemporary dance. This questioning responds to a remark often made about dance performances: they lack a dramaturg. In other words, it lacks meaning. It’s amusing to note, in the course of the contributions, how the dramaturge’s function appears a priori to be that of censor of meaning, with the authority to say what makes sense and what doesn’t, a somewhat police-like role from which dance dramaturges seek to escape. If they refuse to be the trackers of meaning, couldn’t they play a slightly more provocative role? Demiurges, rather than dramatists. But would they then still give the choreographic work that extra credit its function is supposed to give it? ”

Excerpt from Patricia Kuypers‘ editorial note.