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Dramaturgy on Shifting Grounds

The current development of theatre and performance takes place in changing cultural landscapes, defined by new media technologies and new perceptional habits. Hybrids of theatre, dance, performance, installation, exhibition, film and media art are gaining importance, often based on new production methods and institutions. Transdisciplinary theatre projects attract new audiences by deviating from the familiar interpretation of dramatic texts on stage. Thus contemporary dramaturgy is facing a challenge, therefore new dramaturgical forms and skills are needed.

Lehmann, Hans-Thies and Patrick Primavesi. “Dramaturgy on Shifting Grounds.” Performance Research (2009): 3-6.