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A playful approach to a serious topic

We’re very close to our first preview of Reflections, and the studio is brimming with life. Tackling mental health in a theatrical format takes an element of seriousness, but Body…

Working with a Dramaturg

We at Body Politic had the amazing opportunity to work with theatrical director Filiz Ozcan of Komala Collective. She was whisked in by our artistic director, Emma-Jane Greig, to offer…

The Anonymous Artist

I am going to post some heartfelt words written by an artist I know. The words will be posted by me in order for them to remain anonymous. They are…

An Invitation: Inky Matter by Kimberley Harvey

This is an invitation. To write yourself a letter that you’ve always wanted to write… My name is Kimberley Harvey and I am a dance artist, choreographer and teacher. As…

Articulacy

I’ve always thought of myself as an in-articulate person, someone who struggles with putting what’s going on in my head into words. It’s a bit like there’s sometimes a blockage…

Working with Spoken Word Poetry in theatrical work

Theatre is one of the most powerful storytelling mediums in the arts. Whether through the script, or through the performance, theatre has a magical way of getting ideas across to…

When there is no dramaturg – by Neil Callaghan

“Last night I woke up with someone squeezing my hand. It was my other hand” William S.Burroughs – Naked Lunch When there is no dramaturg, we might find ourselves employing…

Inevitability of Change by Fin Walker

I worked with a dramturge over a 2 week period on research for IOC. It was invaluable having a dramaturge present for the duration of the project. Why? Each Day…

Make by Katie Dale-Everett

I first encountered dramaturgy as a participant of EMBED-Artist (2015), when I was creating a new piece of choreography Digital Tattoo (2015) within five days. As an artist supported by…

How does our stage and setting design fit our characters?

Body Politic’s second rehearsal began with more discussion. With only choreographers Stephen Brown and Derek Mok, Artistic Director Emma-Jane Greig, and myself (Isaac Ouro) present, our aim this time was…

Creating dialogue, casting spells by Jessica Greer

TEST Dramaturgy Workshop We had two days of immersing ourselves in dramaturgical tools for self practice – which gave me lots of ideas and provocations to take away and use.…