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New Dramaturgies Weekend

New Dramaturgies Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Carla Capeto


This weekend course aims to introduce students to the new and emergent approaches on dramaturgy, and demonstrate how it is helping to understand the expansion of performance into other fields.

New dramaturgy refers to the emergent and new paradigms of dramaturgy in contemporary artistic practice; the novel forms to think and approach theatre and performance today. New dramaturgies also include experimental dramaturgical practices that are not yet resolved or are currently expanding into other disciplinary fields such as live art and experimental performance.

Students will learn how dramaturgy can help them to critically analyse their own creative practice, and explore methods to create, for example, narrative structures for design processes and interdisciplinary performative artworks. This can help facilitate creative explorations to further enrich existing practices.

The course will, firstly, introduce students to current research in the field of new dramaturgies, and look into examples of emergent and non-traditional dramaturgical models. It will explore specific examples of the expansion of dramaturgy (and performance) into the field of architecture, digital arts, robotics and even medical science. Finally, the course will challenge the students to critically think about dramaturgy and how it could assist their own creative and professional activity.

This course welcomes students from all disciplinary backgrounds. It will be, however, particularly relevant for performing arts practitioners willing to venture into digital technologies and architecture field. In addition, it can be particularly beneficial for students with an architectural or digital media background that want to integrate performance in their design practices.

Topics covered

  • Dramaturgy
  • Performing arts
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Technology and science

Who should take this course?

The course is open to anyone coming from different backgrounds: architecture, fine arts and from all fields of the performing arts.

Level: All levels

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Carla is a London based artist and researcher working within the field of the performing arts and digital media. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies, a Master in Art and New Technologies and a PhD from Central Saint Martins with a thesis titled ‘Space dramaturgy: exploring the performativity of space in interactive art’.

Since 2006 she has collaborated and developed artworks with the support of institutions such as Medialab Prado and La Casa de Velazquez both located in Madrid. One of the projects created with the support of Medialab Prado received the Young Creatives 2009 award (Portugal) of best digital artwork and was awarded a Doctoral scholarship by the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal.

For over a decade, Carla has been experimenting and collaborating within many different fields, but her current work is mainly focused on performance, technology, interactive art and spatial design using dramaturgy as a methodology to bring all these different disciplines together.


Please bring the following with you to the first session:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop or tablet

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.