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[Nettime-bold] reminder DEADLINE applications THEATRICALITY training course: 15NOVEMBER!

Postgraduate Training Course for




Apt (Arts PerformanceTheatricality)/PoPoK

InternationalProjects Workshop

2 December (on-linepreparations)/15 January - 15 June

DEADLINE: 15 November

In collaborationwith:

deSingel International ArtsCentre (Antwerpen), Aisthesis (Antwerpen) and the
Flemish Community(Education Dept.)


APT focuses on theatricality, not on theatre. On mediation, not onmedia.

APT sees theatricality as aprocess of mediation, as a tool.

APTwelcomes artists, theoreticians and projects from all artistic
disciplinesand all cultural roots to research this tool.

APT encourages applications from all over the world to share ideasand
practices in the field of theatricality.

APT is not interested in questioning theatre as an artisticdiscipline, for
this question tends to veil the simple fact that theatre iseverywhere: in
politics, in sports, entertainment and everyday-life.

In ourdaily encounters where the digital and analogue mingle, making
meaningrequires all our senses. Speaking and hearing are no longer able to
convey,grasp or explain our mediated world. Could theatricality be a tool
torespond to this mediated reality? In studying theatricality - therealm of
supersenses - we might find new matrixes to perceive the realitiesthat we
are all living in.

We are inviting you to come and reflect,research, re-evaluate, rethink and
reinvent process, place, production andperformance. The agenda is twofold:
concentrating both on the process ofdoing research on your work, and on
theatricality as a process of mediation for that work.

You are invited todevelop your individual project within this collective and
individualreflection about the what, how and why of theatricality. The aim
is not toget to a definition of what theatricality `really is`, but what it
can beto you.

We do not propagate an APT definition of 'theatricality' and wewill not let
the confined space of this flyer push forward some chosen few- at (from 20 September onwards) we dip at random intothe
wealth of possible views. During our time together, we willtake concepts of
theatre and performances and their (sometimes hidden)presence in various
disciplines as a point of departure for discussingconcrete examples: the
projects proposed by each participant, completedwith
guests/projects/films/visits/texts & images provided by thetutors.


APT offers you a meeting point with other young artistsfrom different
artistic disciplines (performance, music, architecture,visual arts, film,
video, theory) who have a hunch of what theatricalitycan mean to them.

The course will explore important actual issues oftheatricality by
confronting the participants with artists andtheoreticians of very different
disciplines to discuss and explore theirstrategies and notions of
'theatricality'.╩This makes guests,presentations, visits to studioŇs and
expert places,performances and exhibitions a central part of the programme.

As we consider youto be the master of your own work, the course encounters
will always relateto your specific project and questions. ThatŇs why there
is not a listof names on hand. These will be discussed during online

To giveyou an idea of the APT-approach, here are some of the people that
weinvited last year in our five week long Rotterdam 2001

Emil Hrvatin(theatre theoretician and director) and Maaike Bleeker
(dramaturge andlecturer) (curators), Paul Koek (composer/performer and
theatre director),Mike Pearson (archaeologist working in theatre), Maarten
Struys(architect), Iratxe Jaio (painter working with terrorism), CyrusFrisch
(independent film- and theatremaker), Michael Burke (philosopher),Dragan
Zivadinov (theatre revolutionary), Rob Van Kranenburg (interactivemedia

Rob van Kranenburg will also catalyse this yearŇscollective sessions &
friday night parlour. He is Flow editor at Doors ofPerception, works at the
cultural-political centre de Balie and is aguestlecturer at St. Joost
(Breda) and Willem de Kooning (Rotterdam). He is based in Ghent, at the
simsim research group.(

APT participants will also have theopportunity to relate to other research
programmes, artists andinstitutions in the field of theatricality. As an
instance of this, APTwill collaborate with the Theatre Studies and Aisthesis
Research Centre(University Antwerp) in an international seminar on theatre
andtechnology, curated by Kurt Vanhoutte, with guests lecturers and
performingartists from Dublin, Lubljana, Berlin and Antwerp.


'Theatricality' is a project 'workshop'. It takes sevenmonths of intensive
work. The whole process should result in a tutorial,advisory framework for
your individual project. As a result your individualwork-in-progress takes
place in the context of an internationallyoriented, inter-disciplinary group
of participants, possible collaborators,mentors, and posible co-producers.


* Research and work on your project.

* Individual sessions with your tutor(s) structuring andquestioning this

*Exchange views and swap experiences (off and online) on how

* Warming up/cooling downsessions: starting/ending the day with a common
mental orphysical╩experience in which the idea of `gathering` is explored.

* Visits from experts & trips to expertplaces.

* Friday night parlour.

* Speak & eat: guests are invited forlunch, to comment on artistic, ethical,
social, cultural... aspects of theprojects.

* Parties, performances,exhibitions, seminars, lectures, cooking,...


The workshop starts with an online prologue (2 December 2002 - 15January
2003) and runs until 15 June 2003. In the course of these 7 monthsyou will
work both in Antwerpen (3 periods of 4 weeks) and at home. Throughdigital
worksheets online preparations will start the moment youget selected: from 2
December onwards. Planned periods in Antwerp: 15January-7 February; 10
March-4 April and 19 May-15 June. (subject tochange)


APT provides a research zone that is both physical andvirtual. In the course
of 6 months you will work in Antwerp and at home.During three '4
week-sessions' in Antwerp, all participants are invited todesign their own
laboratory, in which they will organise theirartistic research, reflect on
it and make it public. In between sessions,at home, 'Theatricality' will
function as an interactive website. We willorganize feedback, dialogue and
discussion through online worksheets, chatsand one on one mailings with the
tutors and guests.

Performing theaudience: at APT the spectators are to be `invented` too.
Making up apublicity campaign, distributing images, making a website and
trying toinfluence the way a performance is perceived: we will have to
design theinstitutional rules that define the laboratory as a
performancespace. Presentations can take place whenever necessary but are
never a goalas such. APT opts for the process, not the climax.


APT (Arts Performance Theatricality) is a postgraduatetraining course in the
performing arts. APT starts in January 2004 inAntwerp as a full time
training course.Up to that time small and biggerprojects, round-table
conversations and intensive workshops areorganised, in collaboration with
partners such as 'Rotterdam 2001,CulturalCapital of Europe', 'deSingel

International Arts Centre'(Antwerpen-Belgium), 'Aisthesis Research
Centre'(Antwerpen-Belgium), the 'Piet Zwart Institute for
VisualArts'(Rotterdam-Holland) and 'DasArts' (Amsterdam-Holland).

You can take a closer look at the workshop we organisedlast year as part of
the 'Werkstad in Las Palmas' programme during'Rotterdam 2001, Cultural
Capital of Europe'. This will give you more orless an idea of what to
expect. ( from 20September onwards, before that


* The workinglanguage is English: a certain degree of fluency is required,
both oral andin writing.

* An important working tool isthe website and your personal worksheets on
it: it's essential you have aninternet connection at your disposal at home.

* Applications have to be submitted before the 15 November.Admission will be
communicated at the end of November.

* Applications can be submitted by anyone who hasfinished (or is about to
finish) any artistic or academic (primary)training.

* Applications from differentartistic disciplines (performance, music,
architecture, visual arts, film,video, theory...) are encouraged.

* Thereis an ENTRANCE FEE of 500,- EURO. Participants have to pay for
travel,accommodation (board and lodging) and cultural activities
(performances,exhibitions,...) related to the 3 periods that will take place
inAntwerpen. Apt will assist in finding accommodation at pricesaffordable
for students. Some basic technical and infrastructuralfacilities will be
provided for (after the selection we will send you anoverview), but extra
costs typical of the individual project will have tobe covered by the
participants themselves.

The fee must be paid before the start of the trainingcourse. The course does
not make any grants available. Candidates areencouraged to apply for grants
awarded by their local authorities. Healthinsurance is not included.

* Theselection of participants will be based on the written proposition.
Therewill be no additional face-to-face interview as such, however, we
mightcontact you for further information, so please indicate clearly
where/when& how you can be reached during November.

APPLICATIONS haveto include:

*data: name, address, phone,e-mail, date of birth, nationality, a list of
diplomaŇs and/orcertificates of education (including names and location of
institutions),relevant overview of (artistic) skills, work experience,
youractivities/occupations during the period of the workshop, wherecan we
reach you during November/December, do you have access to aninternet
connection, degree of familiarity with the world wide web as aresearch tool

*documentation: materialdocumenting your work (photo's, slides, video's,
cd-roms - no originalsthough since no material will be returned), list of
relevant (individual)exhibitions, grants, performances, commissions,
festivals, (commented)curriculum vitae

*motivation:personal motivation for attending the training course - how does
it relateto your present artistic situation

*project: what is your point of departure, research focus,
envisageddiscipline, how do you relate your project/working method to
otherparticipants/disciplines? collaborations between participants
areencouraged - what profiles/disciplines would you connect to?

*theatricality: formulate your own workingdefinition of 'theatricality',
however personal or public, marginal ormainstream, simple or simply odd it
may be.....

*technical requirements: an overview of what's needed, an overviewof the
equipment that's in your possession or that you have access to, whatyou
can/need to bring with you,...

*budget: what working budget do you have at your disposal, if your
workinvolves other people (actors, dancers, performers): do you have
contacts,on what basis can you work with them...

Send to:


p/a deSingel

J. Van Rijswijcklaan 155


t: +32 (0)3 242 89 60

f: +32(0)3 242 89 69

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