Embodied Knowledge in Theatre and Dance
The research group Embodied Knowledge in Theatre and Dance 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, this research group strives to contribute to the renewal, diversification and enrichment of existing theatre-historical and dance-historical narratives.
Academy for Theatre and Dance teachers and students are invited to contribute to the research of Embodied Knowledge in Theatre and Dance. Teachers are invited to contribute by joining the inaugural session of the Academy for Theatre and Dance’s Embodied Knowledge in Theatre and Dance working group. Students through the research seminar What a Body Can Do. If you are interested, please apply!
As of 1 september 2019, Marijn de Langen will perform a two year postdoc research at DAS Research. De Langen's research proposal "The Past Bubbles around Us: Mime Archives in the Public Domain" was approved in January 2019 by SIA, the Taskforce for Applied Research.
In her research, De Langen brings together theatre heritage and embodied 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.
Dr. Marijn de Langen
Marijn de Langen, PhD, is the coordinator of the research group Embodied Knowledge in Theatre and Dance.
As of 2002, De Langen is a postdoctoral researcher and theory teacher at the Academy for Theatre and Dance’s Mime Bachelor’s degree programme.
In 2017, De Langen successfully defended her doctoral thesis at Utrecht University, which was titled 'Mime denken: Nederlandse mime als manier van denken in en door de theaterpraktijk' (EN: 'Dutch Mime: a distinct mode of thought in theatre practice').
Some of De Langens publications include: