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Education: Call for Applications DasArts (International)

Call for Applications

Deadline for Applications
Thursday 22 January 2015

DasArts is an international laboratory for professionals working in the contemporary performing arts. Are you looking for challenging peer-to-peer exchanges, new input and unexpected artistic experiences? This is exactly how the DasArts program me supports your artistic development. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, DasArts offers a residential programme leading to a Master of Theatre (MTh) degree.

Open Weekend
We look forward to welcoming prospective students during our open weekend. In order to cater to a wide range of interests, each day is organised differently.

Friday 16 January 2015
An evening of performances / 20:00
To find out more about the work being done by international theatremakers currently studying at DasArts, join us on Friday for an evening of performances by Orion Maxted (GB), Agustina Muñoz (AR) & Leila Anderson (SA).

‘DasArts is not a school, it’s a place of radical encounter, with others but foremost with the self.’
Julian Hetzel, theatre-maker, graduated in 2013. Affiliated with SPRING festival. Presented
work in Theater Der Welt, Mannheim and European Capital of Culture, Riga.

Saturday 17 January 2015
A day in the life of DasArts & performances / 14:00 – 23:00 If you are thinking of applying to DasArts, either now or in the future, you probably will want to find out how the course operates, who the students are and what sort of projects they are developing. In that case, join us on Saturday. We have devised a number of ways to present what we do: offering works-in-progress or self-devised mini workshops, screening a DVD about our feedback culture, arranging a ‘curriculum room’ and preparing soup in our kitchen. Performances will be shown in the evening. Entrance is free. Please announce your presence at [email protected]

Deadline for Applications
Thursday 22 January 2015

Application Procedure and Deadline for Applications
For more information about the application procedure please visit:

Early Bird Applications
Why not be an early bird and take advantage of our personalized advice service? Our online application form is active from October until the final deadline for applying on 22 January 2015. If you send us your application before the pre-deadline of 12 December 2014, you will receive feedback and advice on improving your application. We understand that studying at DasArts requires a huge commitment. We’d like to help you prepare!

‘Dasarts helped me to develop and strengthen my work as well as providing tools on speaking and writing about it.’ Sonja Jokiniemi, dance and performance artist, graduated in 2013. Supported by STUK, Leuven and Zodiak, Helsinki. Presents her work internationally.

About DasArts

DasArts is a master’s degree course within the Theatre School of the Amsterdam School of Arts. Our two-year, question-based, residential master’s programme functions as a laboratory and aims to improve the artistic competences of its international students.

Artists studying at DasArts define their goals and gradually explore and adopt the appropriate research methods. Although the focus is on individual development, our main educational strategies revolve around the learning potential of encounters. Exchanges with peers, guest teachers and staff ideally have the character of ‘significant collisions’. By encouraging artists to tell their colleagues about their working processes, we foster ‘professional intimacy’. Both strategies enable important artistic developments and form the basis of our strong international network.

DasArts is a Master of Theatre programme. Theatre is the backdrop: its history and conventions; both the traditions and the avant-garde spirit. Performance is part of this legacy. We consciously bring into our programme practitioners and theoreticians who contribute to the cross-cultural critical environment of the (performing) arts.

This year, an international panel of experts has assessed DasArts as ‘Excellent across the Board’ (vision, learning environment, targeted and achieved learning outcomes). According to the panel, DasArts serves as an example both nationally and internationally due to its challenging, innovative and original teaching environment. The study program me produces passionate and innovative theatre-makers who receive recognition worldwide.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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