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Hans-Thies Lehmann
Lecture: Dance of the Catastrophes

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 16.10.2009

Ort: TQW / Studios

Im Rahmen von: The Metaphors of Dance (Concept & Curating: Krassimira Kruschkova)

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This lecture concerns the desire for catastrophe, which hits us in the cinema, media and sometimes in the theatre. Has the apocalypse become a dance? And how for its part does dance take up the images of catastrophe? What reveals itself, what falls down in the dance images of the catastrophe?


Hans-Thies Lehmann has been Professor of Theatre Studies at the J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, since 1988. There he founded the main course in theatre, film and media studies as well as the post-graduate dramaturgy course. Together with Prof. A. Wirth he was also co-founder of the practical course in applied theatre studies at the University of Gießen. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Paris VIII (St.Denis), Paris X (Nanterre), the University of Kaunas/Lithuania, the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, and the University of Virginia (USA), as well as a scholarship holder of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In addition to his dramaturgical work and his own scenic projects, he is a member of the editorial board of the journal Performance Research and founded and co-directed the Frankfurt International Summer Academy. Recent publications include:  Postdramatisches Theater (1999), Das politische Schreiben: Essays zu Theatertexten (2002) and the Heiner Müller Handbuch (2004, ed. with. P. Primavesi). He has also published numerous theoretical articles on literature and theatre, on contemporary theatre, theatre aesthetics and film.


This lecture is part of the lecture series The Metaphors of Dance.

 

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