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Performance Practices

  • Master's
  • 2 years, full-time
  • English
  • Arnhem

The Master Performance Practices at ArtEZ is an incubator for artistic research around the Body in Performance and its wider ecology. The course is based in the HOME OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICES in Arnhem, Netherlands, harbouring a community of de-disciplined and diverse thinkers who promote performance-making as a strategy for equitable societies.

Performance Practices

Why choose the Master's Performance Practices?

Performance-making and critical thinking

A home base for performance-making and critical thinking that is geared to constructing intersectional, unconventional, and speculative futures for both making and research.

Design your own study programme

Interdisciplinary and flexible programme: you design the trajectory of your own research.

Different residencies throughout the year

Four intensive and collective residential periods (three to five weeks) per year

Work with artists from all over the world

Close dialogue with a team of experienced lecturers and inspiring guests from an international network in the performing arts

Create a portfolio of critical and probing performances

Develop a portfolio of performances that critically probe the de-disciplining potential of your specialisation and advance idiosyncratic practices that engage in – and are entangled with – the Body in Performance

More information

Are you interested in working towards new understandings of what it means to be a performance practitioner? In developing the body in performance in the 21st century? Join the Master Performance Practices at ArtEZ.

The master does not swear allegiance to theatre, it is more broadly about performance and maybe even beyond that performativity of the body, of objects, of whatever you may encounter.
LUCIA KRAMÁROVÁ, student

This master course has been accredited by the NVAO and, as a result, been included in the 2022 Master’s Guide. Based on the student opinions included in the Guide, this master course scores above average on the themes Lecturers and Testing and excellent on the theme Content.

DIGITAL | performance by Luiza Jaffe Misiuk Barbosa | photo by Fenia Kotsopoulou-Fenia_Kotsopoulou WEB
DIGITAL | performance by Luiza Jaffe Misiuk Barbosa | photo by Fenia Kotsopoulou