THIRD Annual Forum 2018

On Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December the first public Annual Forum on 3rd cycle research will take place at DAS Graduate School. During this special weekend artists from dance, theatre and film pursuing research in educational institutions throughout Europe will individually and collectively present their ongoing projects in parallel sessions.

Programme & location

  • 14.30h – 15.00h: welcome at Perdu
  • 15.00h – 16.30h: performance ‘Papier Multiforme et Papier Comestible’ by Emilie Gallier in Perdu followed by responses

Transfer to DAS Graduate School

  • 18.00h – 19.00h: opening of the Annual Forum by Marijke Hoogenboom and Sher Doruff
. Presentation of Cartography of a Shared Research Landscape, in collaboration with Axelle Grégoire   and Matthieu Blond, Société d'Objets Cartographiques (SOC), at DAS Graduate School 

  • 19.00h: communal dinner

  •  9.30h – 10.00h: doors open and welcome 
  • 10.00h – 11.30h: two parallel sessions
11.30h – 11.45h: coffee break
  • 11.45h – 13.15h: two parallel sessions
  • 13.15h – 14.30h: lunch
  • 14.30h – 16.00h: two parallel sessions
  • 16.00h onwards: informal gathering and drinks

A more detailed programme, respondents and moderators will be announced prior to the event.

Friday 14.30-16.30: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam

  • Friday night and Saturday: DAS Graduate School, Overhoeksplein 2 (2nd floor), 1031 KS Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Agnese Cornelio

[Working title]

What makes us free? Do we become free when we cease to work, or are we freed through the act of work itself? In a temporary editing room, the repeated gestures of the workers, inscribed in their bodies, attempt to respond to this dialectic. The research also traces the challenging moment in
which immaterial labour entered the industrial working system.
Agnese Cornelio (IT) is theatre and filmmaker focusing on the crossovers between film and performance.

Alice Chauchat

Topic, Figures, Nuance: learning about (my own) artistic research from Roland Barthes's engagement with the elusive

A presentation of Chauchats’ research method, in dialogue with Barthes' articulation of desire, topic and figures. Between intuition and analysis, her dance scores articulate figures of co-presence – both experiential and narrative – which gradually constitute a research territory. Companions, telepaths, doubles. Listening, attending, approaching.

Alice Chauchat dances, choreographs, teaches, supports peers, makes up structures for thinking and developing together. As a PhD candidate she is affiliated with the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen (D).

David Weber-Krebs
The Actual Event

In this lecture performance David Weber-Krebs analyses what happens when people enter a theatre space. How does their mere presence change this place?  What happens before, after or during the actual event they participate in?
David Weber-Krebs (BE/D) is active as a performer, director, researcher and curator. He is based in Brussels and a PhD candidate at KASK, Hogeschool Gent (BE).

Edit Kaldor

Dramaturgies of Not Knowing (to Wreck us All) 

Edit Kaldor will share her research from the past year and some plans for the future. Elements include: theatre as situation, the break as reference, enactment as (collective) study, artistic thinking as structuring principle, and performance-making as open-source.  A session of questioning knowledge. Whose? Where? Why? How does it play out? And does it hurt? 
Edit Kaldor (H/US/NL) is theatre maker, writer, dramaturge. She is currently artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Theatre Academy and preparing a PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

Emilie Gallier
‘Papier Multiforme et Papier Comestible’

The performance gathers two spaces in one, making three spaces for three audiences. We practice modes of spectatorship through magic, reading, and ghosting. How to be together with our differences? What happens when the document performs and dissolves? With a cinematic response by Agnese Cornelio (theatre and filmmaker, researcher of THIRD).
Emilie Gallier, dancer, choreographer and researcher and a PhD Candidate at C-DaRE, Coventry University since 2016.

Julien Bruneau
Of impersonal gaps and places of concerns

Inviting space to invite us. As we meander through images, stories, conceptual reflections and/or dances unfolding from a practice of invitation addressed to place, a question surfaces: What is in act when “I” am acting? After-talk with Jennifer Lacey (choreographer and researcher THIRD) and artistic response by Rosie Heinrich (visual artist and researcher THIRD).
Julien Bruneau (B) is a dancer, choreographer and visual artist based in Brussels.

Suzan Tunca
Resonances between research in dance and gnosis

The first part of this session unfolds the evolution of an essay assignment in the context of the PhDArts doctoral programme. The second part consists of a dance and music performance titled SEI, developed in collaboration with composer and docARTES member Giuliano Bracci. SEI is an experimental performative research in progress where dance becomes an instrument to investigate and to communicate embodied gnosis. 
Respondent is Janneke Wesseling (PhDArts Leiden University and professor in Art and Research at the University of the Arts, The Hague.)
Suzan Tunca is a dance researcher and performing artist affiliated with ICK Amsterdam and Codarts, and a PhD candidate at PhDArts (NL).


DAS Graduate School initiated this support structure for 3rd cycle research in 2016. It is a unique facilitating model designed as a two­year trajectory for small­scale learning cohorts of seven fellows each year. THIRD prepares theatre and dance artists for 3rd cycle research opportunities through the processes of refining their individual artistic research proposals, sharpening their national and/or international aspirations, and defining their affiliation as well as funding possibilities. The cohort environment generates collective experiment and reflection on the potential of artistic research.


THIRD Annual Forum 2018

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