Moving between pages and stages, a session with Danae Theodoridou, Oct. 7th, 2013

HAVE YOU EVER HAPPENED TO WRITE WHILE LOOKING UP FROM YOUR PAPER? Moving between pages and stages

The aim of this workshop is to explore intersections between artistic and critical practices through an examination of modes and methods of performative writing. By engaging with theoretical texts and writing improvisations that view both page and the theatre space as stages, we will explore ways that can ‘make writing perform’ (Pollock). Central to our language-led investigation will be questions such as the following: How do we ‘do things with words’ (Austin)? How should we deal with language in order to generate performative words?  What can we do with such words on page and how do these relate to our artistic, research and critical practices?

October 7th, 2013 (session not public)

Danae Theodoridou is a performance maker and researcher currently based in Brussels. She works as a lecturer at the University of Groningen. She has been creating and participating in solo and collaborative live works and research projects in the UK, Greece, Amsterdam, Paris and elsewhere, with artists and theorists such as Ivana Müller, Karen Christopher, Bojana Kunst and others, and she is the artistic director of the Athens-based performance company Construction works. Her work has been supported by important cultural institutions such as: the AHRC, the Greek General Secretariat for Youth, the European Union, PSi, workspacebrussels and others, while her project 50’00’’- Short Stories received the first price award at the Devised Theatre Festival of the Theatre of Neos Kosmos (Athens, 2009). In 2011 she co-curated the Performance Studies international Regional Cluster ‘Encounters in Synchronous Time’ (Athens). She completed a practice-led PhD at Roehampton University (London). Her thesis offered a critical analysis of dramaturgical modes and structures of experimental theatre and dance mainly by focusing on aspects related to fragmented poetics, voice and authority, representation and the performative use of oral and written language. More info: www.danaetheodoridou.com

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