Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Teaterhøgskolen
Prosjektleder: Professor tore Vagn Lid
That which in the in the recent years has been denoted the “post-dramatic turn (in German: “die postdramatische Wende”) in the performative arts, undermine a number of truths that have been automatized and trained through education and practice for decennials. Along parameter by parameter arises a crisis of knowledge in the theatre, as the new (post dramatic) artistic goals and ambitions collide into established (dramatic) presuppositions and practices. The result is currently a fundamental – and often mutual – confusion that concerns the core of the understanding of the subject and its skills. If the “the post dramatic turn” changes the standards of what is considered high quality and relevant theatre, how will this impact on the concept of the subject and its professionalism? Put differently: When the very goal of the trade – of what should be produced – is displaced, what are the consequences for the craft and the craft person’s self-understanding?
By inviting collaboration with central educational institutions, individual artists, institutional theatres and free scenic ensembles, I wish on behalf of the Academy of Theatre/Oslo National Academy of the Arts to seek an answer to these questions through an artistic field work over a period of three years. The project has consistently an artistic and productive goal, in which scenic seminars, practical workshops and free standing shows/performances, demonstrations and larger productions are bound together, conveying in a common professional program.
Among the main partners in the project are: Transiteatret-Bergen (Norway), Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Giessen (Germany), Transiteatret-Bergen, SISU-percussion ensamble, Det Norske Teatret, Dramatikkens Hus (Norway) and Neofelis Verlag (Berlin).