Drawing on his experience in the field of contemporary dance, in And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy Jeroen Peeters discusses principles, methods and practices that contribute to an understanding of dramaturgy as an experimental, collaborative practice and a material form of thinking. How do you set up conditions for the work to come about? How do you create a shared ground for exploring the unfamiliar in pursuit of making sense? The book is written from practice and reflects a particular history of collaboration and conversation with various dance-makers.
In the frame of Moving in November, Jeroen Peeters will be in conversation with artists Maria F. Scaroni and Tuomas Laitinen about his new book. You can purchase the book after the event.
Jeroen Peeters is an essayist, dramaturg and performer based in Brussels. He has published widely on contemporary dance and on issues such as ecologies of attention, readership, embodied knowledge, material literacy and sustainable development. Publications include a book on Meg Stuart’s work, Are we here yet? (2010), the essay collection on spectatorship in dance Through the Back: Situating Vision between Moving Bodies (2014) and an essay on Mette Edvardsen’s work, Something Some things Something else (2019). Peeters is currently a research fellow at Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, and PXL-MAD School of Arts.
Kiasma Seminar space, Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki
Duration: 90 mins
Book published by: Varamo Press, in September 2022
Graphic designer and photo: Thomas Van Herck
Production by: Damaged Goods, with the support of the Norwegian Arts Council and the Special Research Fund of Hasselt University
Visit in collaboration: Kiasma Theatre