Dramaturgs &: In conversation with Choreographers

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28 May 2024 | 7:30 - 8:30pm
Rehearsal Studio, 42 Waterloo Street

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DRAMATURGS & is a capsule series of roundtable conversations centering the work of and relationship between dramaturgs and their artistic collaborators. Dramaturgical thinking and application is integral in the work of all artists, yet a dramaturg’s role affords a dedicated lens that can expand and challenge artistic decisions. In cosy and candid sessions, we aim to unpack the relational, intricate and often invisible work of dramaturgs in creative processes and within artistic teams. 

The second of this year’s series is DRAMATURGS & CHOREOGRAPHERS, where we explore the working relationships between these two roles. When and how do choreographers invite a dramaturg into the choreographic process? What tensions arise between the choreographer’s creative autonomy and the dramaturg’s perspectives and insights? How might a dramaturg help the choreographer sustain and nurture (or nourish?) their practice over the long term? 

Join us to unpack these questions (and more) in a conversation facilitated by Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara, and hear from a panel of local and international dance-makers Dapheny Chen, Ricky Sim and Guy Cools.

Guy Cools' presence in Singapore is co-hosted by C42 and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

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