In this workshop, Ana Dubljević invites us to view (feminist) dramaturgy - not only how it produces a meaning on stage, but also as the common practice of thinking and feeling within the process of creation, organisation, production and dissemination of a performance.
If in our relationship with the audience, we leave the authority of a central viewing point, can the feminist dramaturgical thinking help us to also leave it in the working process, both intentionally and simultaneously? How can we lead processes based on the practices of pleasure and care? How can we lead processes not with efficiency, but through co-existing in disagreement and with those that provide space for uncertainties despite the fear, because they see space as freedom? Can those different processes produce different shows, and if so how?
Participants are invited to reflect and share examples of their own artistic and cultural practices and map the problems and possibilities of this type of approach.
The working session will be based on the textual materials from the book by Ana Dubljević - “The Feminist Pornscapes. On Feminist Dramaturgical Thinking in Dance and Performance Practice” which she will present as the first part of the session. As a starting point for reflection and discussion, the book invites us to view (feminist) dramaturgy not only as producing meaning on stage, but more widely, as a common practice of thinking-feeling within the process of creation, organization, production and dissemination of a performance. Basis for the work will be chapters dealing with landscape dramaturgy as an example of a possible model for stage dramaturgy, then those dealing with micro-politics in artistic processes, as well as principles of dramaturgical thinking that the author maps inside her own practice.
There will be a talk with Catalina Insignares and the dramaturge Joshua Wicke after the event.