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Dramaturgia jak duch? Kilka uwag o dramaturgu i słowach w tańcu
Dramaturgy as a Spirit? A Few Remarks on the Dramaturg and Words in Dance

Author(s): Karolina Wycisk
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: dramaturgy; dramaturg; dance; performance; words

Summary/Abstract: The author begins with an observation by André Lepecki concerning the fear of working with a dramaturg. Recalling several concepts that define the role of the dramaturg in dance (Lepecki, Liesbeth Wildschut, Bojana Cvejić, Bojana Bauer, Maaike Bleeker), she juxtaposes various interpreta­tions of the field and forms of collaboration. She reaches the conclusion that, in a professional context, dramaturgy is based on design work and a freelance economy, and the fusion of various functions and the growing significance of the word in dance productions makes the dramaturg increas­ingly necessary. At the same time, she notes that the viewer’s work can be considered dramaturgy, and its understanding goes beyond the dichotomy of word/text — movement/stage interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 145-146
  • Page Range: 2-11
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish