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Projektdramaturgie: Rough Proposals


CuP 03

For CuP-students who participate in the festival Rough Proposals ONLY
Language: English


This course is offering extensive artistic, conceptual and dramaturgical support in the course of the development of artistic works for the festival „Rough Proposals“. For that reason the course is limited to students of the MA-programme Choreography and Performance who participate in the festival Rough Proposals in Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in June 2018 (and to students who are involved in performances that are developed for this festival).
It is a combination of individual mentoring and collective workshops that will also offer the possibility for try-outs in the co-presence of a bigger group. Primarily the course is dedicated to the profound discussion of ideas, concepts, material, sketches and try-outs – in short, artistic works slowly taking shape. The focus is on choreography as embodied thinking and critical as well as collaborative practice. How to repopulate the terrain of imagination so vastly devastated by the neoliberal ideology of „no alternative“? The key concept that will anchor the discussion in this course is (a contemporary reinterpration of): poetics. „How does a work - work?“ (Sergej Pristaš)
What are you concerned with? What kind of material do you work with? What is the relation between the concept, the process and the product? And how are they entangled with the context in which you work? What is made visible and what is hidden? Which kind of situation do you establish/construct and what form of participation/reception do you thereby propose? How to reach out and still stay connected with a particular local and located situation? What is the politicality of the work?

In the beginning of the semester every student will define certain research questions. The artistic research will eventually lead to the formulation of a concept for a specific artistic project. The artistic work will be developed autonomously whereby the process will be opened up regularly in the frame of this course. Eventually the performances/installations will be presented in Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt in June 2018. The performances of the participants of this course are acknowledged as scenic projects.