The Institute of Music and Dance, together with Reso – Dance Network Switzerland and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, are pleased to invite you to apply for participation in Master Class with Guy Cools, entitled Dance and Dramaturgy Creative development for choreographers and their artistic collaborators. The workshop will take place in Warsaw on 1–5 July 2013 and is addressed to choreographers who already have experience in creating their own works, as well as to their artistic collaborators from different fields of art, willing to engage in a physical exploration – artists from Poland, Switzerland and Central-Eastern Europe (members of the EEPAP).
After having trained as a dramaturge, Guy Cools became involved with the new developments in dance in Flanders from the 1980’s, initially as a dance critic and from 1990 onwards as theatre and dance director of Arts Centre Vooruit in Ghent. As vice-president of the Dance Council he contributed to the cultural policy towards dance of the Flemish Community. He curated dance events in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Venice and Montréal.In 2002, he left Vooruit to dedicate himself fulltime to production dramaturgy with amongst others Koen Augustijnen – Lisi Esteras (Les Ballets C. de la B.), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (B), Anabel Schellekens (B), Lia Haraki (Cyprus), Danièle Desnoyers (Montréal), Akram Khan (London), Christopher House (Toronto Dance Theatre). Since October 1st, 2011, he is associate professor in Dance Studies at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, Netherlands.With Lin Snelling and Ginelle Chagnon he developped a series of workshops to support the creative process of artists, choreographers in particular. He regularly gives lectures and publishes in Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Greece and Cyprus.
Organizer: Institute of Music and Dance
In cooperation with: Reso – Dance Network Switzerland
Supported by: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
A cooperation project in the framework of the exchange programme with Central and Eastern Europe, initiated by the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in Warsaw.
Partners:Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, Centre for Contemporary Arts Ujazdowski Castle, East-European Performing Arts Platform