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ArtEZ University of the Arts Master Performance Practices
ArtEZ University of the Arts

Master Performance Practices

Arnhem, Netherlands

2 Years


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Master Performance Practices

The Master Performance Practices at ArtEZ is an incubator for artistic research around the Body in Performance and its wider ecology. The course is based in the HOME OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICES in Arnhem, Netherlands, harbouring a community of dedisciplined and diverse thinkers who promote performance-making as a strategy for equitable societies.

The ArtEZ Master Performance Practices is an assembly point: as a home base, it brings together performance studies, performance practices and dance studies – but also social sciences, politics, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. As the hub where they all intersect, the programme supports you in enhancing artistic practices and reflective analysis, looking beyond borders of different disciplines.

The Master Performance Practices offers its practitioners the space to synthesise and expand upon their fields of research through individual study and collaborative projects and workshops. As a practitioner you learn to challenge and expand the notions of performance, of how embodied actions create social meaning. Starting from your own practice as research and drawing from different disciplines, you apply and mould theory and practice through diverse means such as studio experimentation and conceptual refinement.

You gain a critical and in-depth understanding of the transformations and challenges of the body in – and of – performance. In two years, you build up an advanced portfolio and you develop skills of critical evaluation, synthesizing new ideas, curating artistic practices and managing people and resources in challenging and complex situations. A strategic mission of the Master Performance Practices is the development and expansion of the notion of ‘student as producer’ to enable you as a student to become an independent artist-researchers and at the same time to build a multivocal and fluid production powerhouse.



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