Dramaturgical questioning and thinking are inherent to our creations. This curiosity for getting to the heart of art making concerns also drives our interest in developing research laboratories and choreographic workshops as well as a variety of forums to think together about artistic practice.
Our perspective on dramaturgical thinking is that it is an embodied process in which moving, watching and talking are recognized as equal and necessary means to be in dialogue with a creative project. We see works as relationships that are in evolution throughout a process. These relationships are multiple and can be between people, objects, space, time, light and sound but they are also relationships with individual and societal histories and cultures. As these relationships form and then shift in a process, a creative work is forming and shifting. Our development activities are ways we want to both share and learn approaches to keeping track of these emerging ideas and interrelationships.
As conceptions of what is possible or necessary in art making evolve, so does the dramaturgical thinking surrounding these conceptions. Organizing events that aim specifically at talking over together, as a community, about our creative, social and political concerns is something we enjoy and prioritize.