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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 15


FRI 2/6/2017 • 4.00 PM • A 118

ATW TALKS
“WITH THE HAIR LOOSE"
DANAE THEODORIDOU AND GEORG DÖCKER
TALK ABOUT DRAMATURGICAL ACTIONS
IN NEOLIBERAL CAPITALISM

From 2013 to 2015, performance maker and researcher Danae Theodoridou, in collaboration with Konstantina Georgelou and Efrosini Protopapa, conducted a practice-based research project entitled „Dramaturgy at Work“ in theatres, universities and alternative spaces all over Europe. Through a series of workshops and discussions, the project explored dramaturgy, its key principles in contemporary practice and its political implications in the context of neoliberal capitalism. The results of the research were put together in a publication which was published under the title The Practice of Dramaturgy. Working on Actions in Performance (Valiz, 2017).

In EDITION NO. 15 of the ATW TALKS, Danae will be in Gießen to discuss the research process and the book with ATW member of staff Georg Döcker. The discussion will give special focus to the political agency of dramaturgy that can be deduced from the etymologically based redefinition proposed by the three researchers: dramaturgy deriving from the Greek terms “drama” (action) and “ergon” (work) constitutes, as they suggest, a process of working on actions and therefore touches economic procedures at its core. What does all that have to do with loose hair? Come and find out on June 2.



ATW TALKS • EDITION NO. 15 • Friday, 2/6/2017 •
4.00 PM • ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21,
Phil. II, Haus A,D-35394 Gießen

EDITION NO. 15 of the ATW TALKS takes place in the
frame of the festival Theatermaschine

Taking place in a monthly interval since the end of
2015, the ATW TALKS are an open format for
discussion organised by the ATW, the Institut für
Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-
Universität Gießen, Germany. The aim of the ATW
TALKS is to create a forum for debating contemporary
dance, theatre and performance, thereby contributing to
the academic and artistic discourse in the city, in the
Hessian performing arts scene and beyond. What is
often considered an advantage of the ATW is equally
true for the talks: hidden away from a general public
with its necessity for self-representation, the context in
Gießen offers a unique possibility for an intense,
extensive and critical exchange. Each edition of the ATW
TALKS is moderated by members of staff working at the
institute. Invitations are extended to artists and
academics from the performing arts and affiliated
disciplines. The talks are generally conducted in English,
on certain occasions though, they might be held in
German or French.

Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte
Theaterwissenschaft

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