Let’s imagine art as discourse. This frame immediately evokes notions such as vocabulary, syntax, grammar, rhetoric and so on. Which frames do we use making art or experiencing art? What do these frames place centre stage, what do they leave out? Let’s play a game, what if we start shifting frames? Through this game, what is excluded and what included, what becomes visible and what disappears out of the frame?

Ideally, the workshop functions as a horizontal space where experiences, practices, and strategies are exchanged helping us to become more precise about what dramaturgy is for each of us individually and what forms of dramaturgy suit each one of us.

The workshop starts from the belief in the collective and diverse context as a place for the development of new ideas to enrich individual artistic trajectories. It is open to practitioners of various artistic disciplines.

Bart Van den Eynde

Bart Van den Eynde, born in 1967, has studied medieval history and theatre science and has obtained a degree as social mediator in 2015. In the past Van den Eyende has worked as a company and production dramaturge of Het Zuidelijk Toneel, as a staff member at the Flemish Theatre Institute as well as an associate artistic director of youth theatre Laika. From 2009 to 2012 he was an artistic & pedagogic coordinator of Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (a.pass).

Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance dramaturge for different international dance and theatre productions. He has worked with multiple directors, choreographers and playwrights such as Ivo van Hove, Guy Cassiers, FC Bergman, Meg Stuart, Arco Renz, Lisbeth Gruwez, Simon Stephens, Peter Verhelst and Judith Herzberg, all around Europe and the United States.

In addition to his artistic work, Van den Eynde has been a teacher and coach at different theatre schools in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since 2015 he has been developing a (post experience) master’s program in Toneelacademie Maastricht for performance practitioners and works as its program director.