DAS Graduate School

DAS Graduate School was established in 2016 by the Academy of Theatre and Dance in order to bring its master’s, doctorate and research programmes together under one roof. DAS Theatre, DAS Choreography and DAS Research have joined forces to invest in the further development of education and research. Currently a third master, DAS Creative Producing, is in development. 

The school is based in a recently renovated building with a broad range of facilities, and the heart of the building functions as an open and welcoming locale for gatherings and meetings between the arts, science, education and society.

DAS Masters & Research

Artists who have established a professional practice and are seeking possibilities for further reflection and development can increase their research skills at DAS Choreography. The individual artistic practice is the point of departure and will be the guiding thread of the course design. This non-residential programme comprised of seminars, residencies and individual mentoring facilitates the development of an intensive and sustained dialogue. Read more

Artistic director: Jeroen Fabius

De master DAS Creative Producing is in development.

Artistic director: Gwenoële Trapman

DAS Research coordinates and supports all research groups at the DAS Graduate School, and is responsible for the development of master programmes and doctoral research. Focussing on ‘Performing Arts in Transition’, it operates at the heart of innovation and raises the school’s profile as an expert community. DAS Research is responsible for initiating cross-programme activities and designing specific programmes that may involve external researchers and institutions. Read more

Professor: Marijke Hoogenboom

DAS Theatre offers one programme, one ‘dramaturgy of learning’, for students of two profiles: theatre makers and curators. We believe that an intense dialogue between both contributes to the development of new models and practices of relating to the world. An international environment, a broad network, a home and a working space, DAS Theatre is a full-time, two-year residential Master’s programme. Read more

Artistic director: Barbara Van Lindt

Our history

DAS Theatre was previously named DasArts – Master of Theatre. This institute was founded in 1994 by Ritsaert ten Cate. Ritsaert's catchphrase for DasArts was a quote by Scott Momaday: "We are what we imagine. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined." Read more

DAS Choreography was previously called Amsterdam Master of Choreography. DAS Choreography is founded in 2002. Before that it was called Dance Unlimited.

DAS Research was previously Performing Arts in Transition research group.