One home, five specialisations
The five specialisations – Choreography, Theatre Practices, Performance Art, De-disciplined Body and Digital Performances – are at the forefront of rigorous artistic and intellectual enquiry and facilitated by a team of internationally renowned practitioners and researchers. Students design thorough lines of research, investigating, challenging, and reshaping the role of the artist, contributing to the advancement of performance in their chosen field.
The Choreography specialisation is a master track for dance and movement artists with an interest in exploring the potential of de-disciplining choreography as a means to get to know it anew and expand its practice. The course directs this process, by means of an engagement in, and entanglement with the Body in Performance and its socio-political ramifications.
The Theatre Practices specialisation is deeply engaged in an ecological and post-humanist reconfiguration of the theatre in a de-disciplined setting. You learn to understand, challenge and make theatre in response to some of the most pressing issues of our time and examine art’s potential for protest and direct action.
The Performance Art specialisation aims to foster and empower a new generation of de-disciplined, diverse thinking, and radical artists who promote performance making as a strategy for equitable societies and resilience, use the body as a political tool to challenge dominant hetero-normative, patriarchal perspectives, and contribute as practitioner-researchers to contemporary post-humanist discourses about art, aesthetics, politics, and philosophy.
The De-disciplined Body specialisation is for artists with a curiosity for undoing disciplines, a spirit of experimentation, and an ambition to grow, who are committed to artmaking as a life-long practice in dialogue with peers and audience. You pursue a rigorous line of contextualisation and development of your own practice in order to advance performance practices.
The Digital Performances specialisation is a unique programme in the Netherlands focused on the use and interrogation of the technologies of performance, performance making, and performative offerings. It centres on the practical questioning of digital tools, and their uses and extensions, in consideration of the production of diverse and socio-politically engaged performance.
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.