Paula Caspão (PT), Goran Sergej Pristas (HR), Kai van Eikels (DE)

On the notion of practice

Artistic Research Lab: “On the notion of practice”

6-8 May 2019, practical workshop – venue: Sceneindgangen

9-10 May 2019, forum – venue: Forsøgsstationen

Practice is an unavoidable part of conducting research whether it’s done within the frame of the university or outside of it. In recent years we have seen an undeniable amplification in the use of the notion practice by artists, researchers and their partnering institutions. Where does this demand come from? What are the discursive and political implications of the contemporary uses and misuses of the term? And, how can we identify necessary modes of resistance from within our different ways of understanding and managing practice? In the light of such questions, Dansehallerne and its Nordic partners have found it relevant to start their first lab by looking at the notion of practice itself –from its etymological and historical roots to how it’s managed by artists, researchers and contemporary arts institutions today–.

This Lab is conceived as an opportunity for artists and practice-based researchers to present their current research projects in a collegial setting. Over two full days, choreographers and dancers, MA and PhD students, Postdocs and researchers from the Nordic countries will exchange on their respective artistic practice.

The format proposed allows for in-depth dialogue and includes 3 lectures:

  • Paula Caspão (Lisbon University, Center for Theatre Studies) will be addressing ‘EXPANDED PRACTICES All Over: re-practicing multispecies story-telling in times of neoliberal performativity’;
  • Kai van Eikels (Institute of Theatre Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) will deliver a lecture on ‘Would there be practice without the workshop? Collective forms and formats’;
  • Goran Sergej Pristas (BADco., University of Zagreb) whose presentation will be focusing on ‘practicality of the impossible’;

as well as 7 presentations by:

  • Anne Juren (DOCH, Uniarts Stockholm University of the Arts);
  • Marika Hedemyr (School of Arts and Culture, Malmö University);
  • Gry Worre Hallberg (Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen);
  • Janne-Camilla Lyster (Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo);
  • Andreas Liebmann (Den Danske Scenekunstskole);
  • ØyvindKirchhoff (Forsøgsstationen);
  • Jeannette Ginslov (School of Arts & Creative Industries and Applied Sciences, London South Bank University.);

and will welcome 9 Danish artists (SOLD OUT).

Access is free of charge, preliminary programme available here.

For more information, contact Programme Coordinator Yohann Floch:

6-8 May 2019, practical workshop:
Venue: Sceneindgangen, Baldersgade 6, 2200 København

9-10 May 2019, seminar:
Venue: Forsøgsstationen,

Forsøgsstationen, Sceneindgangen