Theatre Practices

Who is it for?

Who is it for?

A course for artists with a curiosity for learning, a spirit of experimentation, and an ambition to grow, who are committed to art-making as a life-long practice in dialogue with peers and audience.

The programme is specifically tailored and designed for performance practitioners, or professionals with extensive experience of:

  • performance practice
  • theatre
  • choreography
  • live art
  • somatic or body practices, 

or professionals who hold an equivalent degree with sufficient professional experience in the field. Our students research and (re)position their heterogeneous practices in the expanded fields of Performance Art, Theatre, Dance, Choreography and Dramaturgy.

Theatre Practices attracts candidates with interests in challenging their practice and therefore offers a vocational, rigorous, intensive residential teaching which facilitates the demands for learning and development for people working in the field. As a result, the programme caters for those already working as independent and responsible artist researchers and wishing to advance further and more rigorously their career in Performance Art, Live Art, Contemporary Theatre, Conceptual Choreography, Experimental Dance, Visual Art and Somatic and Body Practices.

The programme is a highly vocationally driven course that equips students with skills for further development of their artistic practices. The development of master’s level skills of critical evaluation, synthesis of new ideas, management of people and resources in challenging and technologically complex situations, curation and dissemination of artistic practices, distance working and project working will provide a solid support for the enhancement of future careers.

photo. Marije vd Berg, Audience 3
photo by Marije van den Berg

Development & Empowerment

Theatre Practices challenges, supports and empowers artists to be self-critical, proactive, and able to sustain their artistic and professional singularity within the broad context of their practice. We engage with contemporary discourses and performative practices that rethink ecologies of acting in the world. We work with forms of expanded choreography and expanded acting attracted by new environments of play and copresence. We value the ability of formulating innovative problem-making questions, together with problem-solving solutions.

Seeking to move beyond the binary model of theory versus practice, we acknowledge and encourage plurality in artistic research and see research as a process involving practices that are dynamically related. Artistic processes, discursive development, documentation of practices and critical positioning in educational and artistic institutions are the sources for embodied and intellectual enquiry that can perhaps challenge, regenerate and go beyond traditional or hegemonic methods of artistic production and education.