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The Theatricality and Reality Association Working Group (THEA) wants to combine the scientific and artistic research expertise in theater and theater science within the University Association Brussels and explicitly aims to build bridges between artistic practice, artistic research and scientific research in the field of theater , performance and theatricality. Both contemporary artistic practices and historical forms of theatricality are dealt with within this framework. The working group regards himself as the direct heir of the former VUB research group on Political Theater (o.l.v. Dina Hellemans), which carried out pioneering research at the intersection of practice, history and theory. The THEA working group specifically focuses on theater and theatricality. The central line of research within this working group is the tension ratio between theatricality (the research object is broader than theater strictu senso) and reality. The research profile of this working group is therefore explicitly contextual: how does a context and an associated meaning regime constitute the theater practice? The reverse question is equally relevant: to what extent and how do influences, influences, contaminate, question historical or contemporary forms of theatricality, the truth in which they act? Or formulated differently: how does a (cultural-historical context) structure theater practice and how can that practice make changes in the surrounding reality conceivable through representation and question them? Particular attention within this tension ratio goes to the following points: 1. The tension ratio between performative and documentary practices; 2. Theatricality and urban reality (a collaboration with the Cosmopolis group seems obvious to us); 3. Intermedial representations of the tension between theatricality and reality, both within a historical (see the research on historical reality and baroque theatricality) and a contemporary context. More concretely, this profile will lead to research on the following topics: - Truthfulness and authenticity as an artistic strategy and as a cultural code. - Social-artistic practice - Theatricality, urbanism and urban culture - Political and historical theatricality - Theatrical representation of violence - Documentary strategies and intermedial imagination - Theater and ethnography, theatricality and postcolonial imagination
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OZR3591: Bilateral cooperation within the framework of a joint doctoral project: benchfee for joint PhD VUB - ULB, SURJAN Kinshuk
13/02/20 → 12/02/24
OZR3048: Bilaterale samenwerking ikv gemeenschappelijk doctoraatsproject: Bench Fee voor Joint PhD VUB-UGent, De Bruyn Yannice
1/01/16 → 1/01/22
1/09/15 → 31/12/16
BRGEOZ278: PRFB-Anticipate: The diversity of Work in the Creative and Cultural Industries - Making it Work for Brussels.
1/01/15 → 31/12/16
Geerts, R. & Cepernic, C. (Translator), 25 Jul 2021, In: Telondefondo. 2021, 33, p. 169-178 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile20 Downloads (Pure)
2021, 267 p.
Research output: Thesis › PhD ThesisOpen AccessFile
Tindemans, K., 12 Feb 2021, In: COLLATERAL: Online Journal for Cross-Cultural Close Reading. 2021, Collision 63.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Voices of Law and Justice. The (Re-)enactment of Legal Discourse in Tricycle’s Tribunal Plays and IIPM’s Public TrialsTindemans, K., Sep 2021, In: European Journal of Theatre and Performance. 3, p. 288-337 50 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Tindemans, K., Oct 2020, In: Forum. 28, 3, p. 88-89
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article reviewOpen AccessFile
Ronald Geerts (Presenter)31 Aug 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop/seminar
26 Apr 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk at a public lecture/debate
Ronald Geerts (Organiser), Anneleen Masschelein (Organiser), Rik D'Hiet (Organiser), Jason Mittell (Participant), Adil El Arbi (Participant), Saddie Choua (Participant), Leen Meyskens (Participant), bart nuyens (Participant), Irina Stanova (Participant) & ruth mellaerts (Participant)11 Dec 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference