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September 25, 2020

Master Performance Practices goes beyond the performativity

Lucia Kramárová graduated from the Master Performance Practices. In the video below we see the celebration at ArtEZ en we hear Lucia speak about her experiences during this master. “The corona crisis came exactly at the time when we were supposed to finalize our plans for our final performance submission and our thesis. It influenced my work directly. Instead of a live performance, it was suggested to us to do a video performance.”

Lucia explains that the way she works is quite DIY, quite punk. “To be proficient in something is not necessarily always what I need. I’ve had to unlearn a couple habits, a couple proficiencies. And that was necessary to be able to work in a way that for me is esthetically and ethically relevant.” She says that the master is all about performance. That it even goes beyond performativity.  

During the master, she also developed a strong bond with her colleagues. “I’m going to miss my colleagues, but then again, not really. Because with a lot of them I see a future of collaboration. I’ve connected with a lot of them. I’m leaving, but I’m not leaving them behind.” 

Watch Lucia's story:

The Master Performance Practices at ArtEZ offers five different and unique specializations: Choreography, Theatre Practices, Performance Art, De-disciplined Body, and Digital Performances. Select the electives of your preference and design the trajectory of your own research. You have a team that consists of experienced lecturers and inspiring guests from an international network in the performing arts. You work on your own development as well as your contribution to the further development of performance. This master course has been accredited by the NVAO and, as a result, has been included in the 2022 Master’s Guide.

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