Bodily Knowledge in Theatre and Dance
The research group Bodily Knowledge in Theatre and Dance (BKTD) offers teachers and students a space for encounter and research on this area of interest. By prioritising the bodily, practice-based knowledge that characterises the transitory arts of theatre and dance the BKTD research group strives to contribute to the renewal, diversification and enrichment of existing theatre-historical and dance-historical narratives.
As from 1 september 2019 Marijn de Langen will perform a two year postdoc research within DAS Research. Her research proposal: ‘The Past Bubbles around Us: Mime Archives in the Public Domain' was approved in January 2019 by SIA. In this research, De Langen brings together theatre heritage and bodily knowledge by posing the question of how it might be possible to open up the Dutch mime archives, prioritising a focus on the embodied knowledge they hold.
Marijn de Langen, PhD
Marijn de Langen, PhD, is coordinator of the research group Bodily Knowledge in Theatre and Dance. De Langen is a postdoctoral researcher en theory teacher at the ATD’s Mime Bachelor’s degree study programme as from 2002. In 2017 she successfully defended her doctoral thesis 'Mime denken: Nederlandse mime als manier van denken in en door de theaterpraktijk' ('Dutch Mime: a distinct mode of thought in theatre practice'), Utrecht University. Some of De Langens publications include: