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Education: Master in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre (Prague, CZ) July 9, 2018

Education: Master in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre (Prague, CZ) July 9, 2018

The Master in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre
DAMU
Deadline: July 9, 2018
Apply Online: https://www.damu.cz/en/department-branches/department-of-alternative-and-puppet-theatre/

Extended Deadline for submissions to MA in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre is July 9, 2018. a 2 year English language program at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre (KALD), Prague, Czech Republic.

Learn New Ways to Do Theatre

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Master in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of expression. Students will learn to create theatre performances with strong visual, spatial, object and media (low tech) aspects, as well as working in other related performance forms such as scenographic installations, sound performances, and other types of performances with strong visual and spatial dramaturgy.

The process will be based in devising techniques: creating thematic, conceptual, and/or documentary projects that are not based in pre-written plays, but are created mainly through the process of rehearsing, often as collaborative work of the whole creative team.

Students will learn to work with variety of authentic, found, and created material: poetry, images, fragments of plays, songs, historical events, personal stories, scientific findings, common knowledge, pop culture etc. Students will further learn a conceptual approach to research and development of materials, creating specific performance structures (in the sense of narrative, space, and relationship to audience), for specific material, and proposing new ways for audience to perceive/experience the performance to provide the students with skills to become independent authors.

SKILLS ATTAINED
– Directing theatre performances with strong visual and spatial components
– Devising performance from a variety of material
– Devising using one’s own material (not only interpreting already existing material)
– Research and development of material
– Creation of a variety of dramaturgical structures and research of material
– Performing, and working with performers
– Performance designing (scenography)

COURSE LEADER
MgA. Sodja Zupanc Lotker works as a dramaturg for independent devised theatre, dance, media and site-specific projects, working often in unusual performance spaces in Czech Republic, USA, Brazil etc., for instance with CIA Dani Lima, Lotte van den Berg, Farm in the Cave, Cristina Maldonado as well as Lhotakova/Soukup dance company. She was Artistic Director of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2008-2015, and has curated numerous exhibitions and events for the PQ since 1999. She has been teaching and giving lectures at Visual Arts Academy in Brno, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Columbia University, Yale School of drama, KhIO Oslo, Central School of Speech and Drama London, Kiasma Helsinki and a number of festivals and symposia.

WEBSITE:
https://www.damu.cz/en/department-branches/department-of-alternative-and-puppet-theatre/

CONSTACT: 
sodja.zupanclotker@damu.cz

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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