DAS Master Presentations

During the first edition of DAS Master Presentations Festival, held from 2 – 5 June 2016, professional theatre makers and dance artists will share their work with the public at the conclusion of an intensive two-year period of Master’s research. With nine makers giving a total of 28 performances in four days, at two different locations, we promise you it will be a dynamic and diverse festival. We are looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

DAS Graduate School has been established by the Theaterschool in Amsterdam to bring together under one roof its masters, doctorate and research programmes. With this festival, the two masters programmes, DAS Theatre and DAS Choreography, present their work together for the first time.

DAS Choreography is two-year, non-residential programme contributing to the international field of critical and contemporary dance research and creation. Dance artists who have established a professional practice and are seeking new opportunities for further reflection and development can increase their research skills at this programme.
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Presentation location:
Dansmakers Podium, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203, Amsterdam

DAS Theatre is an international laboratory for professional theatre makers and art workers from all walks of the performing arts. Within this two-year, question-based, residential programme students define their goals and research methods in order to foster their artistic development.
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Presentation location:
DAS Graduate School, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam


Guest Lecture | Adrian Heathfield | Saturday 4 June – 18:00hr

Glimmers in Limbo
In this talk Heathfield explores the relations between the figure of the child, the energies of performance and the idea of the future. Looking closely at Boris Charmatz’s large-scale theatre work Enfant (2011) – a choreography of largely involuntary movements, where adults and children’s bodies are given over to animation by other forces and agents – Heathfield asks how performance might reignite past potential and restore unknown futures.

Adrian Heathfield writes on, curates and creates performance.is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Roehampton, London. He has worked with many artists and thinkers on critical and creative collaborations including film dialogues, performance-lectures, writing and workshop projects. His books include Out of Now, a monograph on the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh and the edited collections Perform, Repeat, Record, Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts and Shattered Anatomies. On-line he has published Performance Dialogues available on Vimeo ondemand. 



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