And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy - Book launch by Jeroen Peeters, with Noha Ramadan and Lisa Skwirblies

Tuesday 06 June 2023, 19:30 - 20:30 hrs.
DAS Graduate School
Overhoeksplein 2
1031 KS Amsterdam

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Drawing on his experience in the field of contemporary dance, in And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy Jeroen Peeters discusses principles, methods and practices that contribute to an understanding of dramaturgy as an experimental, collaborative practice and a material form of thinking. How do you set up conditions for the work to come about? How do you create a shared ground for exploring the unfamiliar in pursuit of making sense? The book is written from practice and reflects a particular history of collaboration and conversation with various dance-makers.

And then it got legs is published by Varamo Press and presented by DAS Theatre, DAS Choreography and the dual master International Dramaturgy of Amsterdam University. Dance-making and dramaturgy thrive on embodied knowledge, oral transmission and a culture of commoning. This spirit guides the presentation too: choreographer and performer Noha Ramadan and dramaturge Lisa Skwirblies will respond to the book with oral annotations, followed by a conversation with Jeroen Peeters. You can purchase the book at the event.

Read more about the book on the Varomo Press website.

Jeroen Peeters is an essayist, dramaturg and performer based in Brussels. He writes about art and on matters such as ecologies of attention, material literacy, readership, commoning and sustainable development. Publications include a book on Meg Stuart’s work, Are we here yet? (2010), the essay collection on spectatorship in dance Through the Back: Situating Vision between Moving Bodies (2014), and the essays on readership Reseeding the library, gleaning readership (2018) and Bookmarks of sorts (2021). Peeters is currently a research fellow at Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, and PXL-MAD School of Arts.