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Friday March 15 | 10:45 - 12:15
De Brakke Grond | Steegzaal
Adopting the Twenty-four Terms for Examination proposed by Liam Gillick and his students at Columbia University, School of the Arts (2007) as a starting point and reference, this workshop aims to explore concrete strategies, tactics and choices that can make a theatre school performative, in the sense originally proposed by Austin (1979) and lately re-appropriated by Malzacher and Warsza (2017) in relation to the performing arts curation.

According to Austin, performative utterances are sentences which change the reality they are describing; for Malzacher and Warsza, performativity means “reality-making” and occurs when “theatre-like” techniques are applied to enable “reality-making” situations.

A “performative school” would then be a school that is capable to transform and produce reality, not only within itself but also in the larger field that it contributes to. What could be the features of such a school? To what extent can an art school change the artistic and social reality around it? How can it act both within its program and community, and towards the practices and discourses of the contemporary performing arts field, and their possible relation with overall societal and political themes?



To participate in the workshop, we ask you to register in advance by submitting a short bio and answering the question: “What would you like from the art school of XXI century?”.
Open to all. rMA Students can receive 3 EC for attending keynote, workshop specifically and the four days conference and subsequently writing a review of 1000 words.

Further information and sign-up via: ricarda@performancephilosophy-amsterdam.nl

The number of participants is limited!



Silvia Bottiroli, PhD, is a curator, researcher, educator and writer in the field of performing arts.


She has directed Santarcangelo Festival (2012-2016) and curated the artistic and discursive programme ‘The May Events’ for KunstenFestivalDesArts and Vooruit (2018). She regularly co-curates discursive and educational platforms, collaborating a.o. with The School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, Homo Novus Festival in Riga, Gent University, Aleppo in Brussels and BUDA in Kortrijk. Since 2011 she teaches at Bocconi University in Milan. She has contributed to several publications, writing in particular about the political and ethical values of performance, the societal implication of artistic creation and spectatorship and in the issues of curating and rethinking the art institutions. Since September 2018 she is the artistic director of DAS Theatre in Amsterdam.
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