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nottdance08 in London: Artist Symposium

nottdance08 in London: Artist Symposium - The Witness as Dramaturg

The Witness as Dramaturg
£25.00 / £20.00 (including lunch)
Martin del Amo (Australia), Richard Hancock (UK/US), Traci Kelly (UK) & guest speakers.
Artists Martin del Amo, Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly took part in an International exchange programme between October 2006 and November 2007, made possible by a partnership between Dance4 and Critical Path (Australia). The aim of this project was to facilitate a critical space for artists to investigate a personal research question collectively.

Acting as neither an audience nor a critic, the artists have each occupied different roles in one another's creative processes. Key to their exchange has been the creative and critical potential of the figure of 'the witness'. Withholding judgements, feedback and questions, their roles have hinged on accounts, testament and a verifiable presence. In doing so they have explored the conventional role of the dramaturg seen as someone contributing direct critical input to the creative process.

To conclude the project, del Amo, Hancock and Kelly invite you and a panel of professionals from performance, dance and legal backgrounds to further interrogate the possibilities of the witness as dramaturg. Guest speakers include Frank Bock and Martin Hargreaves, editor of Dance Theatre Journal.

nottdance comes to London for the first time in its 17 year history. In partnership with Siobhan Davies Studios, nottdance08 in London presents talks, sharings and the UK premiere of Heromatik by German choreographer Thomas Lehmen. For information on the full London programme visit or


Date and time

25 October 2008

Please note
This is now a past event.


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