Marijn de Langen

Marijn de Langen works as performing arts theorist and historian within diverse Dutch art educational institutions. She is currently completing her PhD in Theatre Studies at Utrecht University (working title: Nederlandse Mime, een manier van denken). She teaches theory at the Amsterdam Academy for Theatre and Dance since 2002 (Mime department), at ArtEZ University of the Arts since 2012 (Transfer 3||4 : Honours Programme Theory and Research) and she is a regular guest teacher in the department of Theatre Studies at Utrecht University.

Her PhD research focusses on the identity and historical development of Dutch Mime as a form of thinking in and through practice, and is based on a large scale historical research that she has led since 2008 supported by the AHK professorship Kunst Theorie en Onderzoek (Prof. Henk Borgdorf). This research has - over the years - led to a variety of outcomes: publications, symposia and gatherings. Marijn has published in theatre journals like TM, ETCETERA and Theater Der Zeit. She has initiated numerous encounters within the field of contemporary performance, amongst which is the recent series There is a discussion. In this series of meetings, performers are invited and challenged to reflect in writing on their specific embodied knowledge. Maker/performers as Boukje Schweigman, Jochem Stavenuiter, Danielle van Vree and Willemijn Zevenhuizen are amongst the participators. She was the initiator and editor of the publication Het is /It is, negen ontmoetingen tussen theatermakers (RTRSRCH vol. 1, No 2, 2010).

Currently, Marijn is co-editing a publication about diverse European perspectives on Theory in Arts Education, working title Theory in the Arts. Options, Positions, Practices. (ArtEZ Press, forthcoming, March 2017)