Denmark, Aarhus

The Midsummer Dream School

when 2 August 2013 - 17 July 2013
duration -2 week
credits 9.9 ECTS

The Midsummer Dream School will take place as event within the frame of Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies, CTLS. The first part will take place in the theatre spaces at Aarhus University, the second part in the spaces at Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark. As part of AU Summer University, The Midsummer Dream School is focused on the theatre laboratory as conceptualisation of creative processes in theatre and on relations between performer and spectator in space. Under this theme several interrelated workshops will take place. The work will be concentrated on fragments from Shakespeare's Hamlet, view point techniques, and an installation work with Kirsten Dehlholm, founder of the performance group Hotel Pro Forma, will take place in a particular space in the city, Bruuns Galleri in Aarhus. At Odin Teatret the workshops will be focussed on montage techniques in practical work of physical and vocal training, run by Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Kai Bredholt, Augusto Omolù, and in discussions on dramaturgical strategies with Eugenio Barba, founder of Odin Teatret. Course offered by Department of Aesthetics and Communication.

Course leader

Annelis Kuhlmann & Erik Exe Christoffersen, Aarhus University

Target group

Bachelor/master students

Course aim

Theatre Production 1:

In the evaluation of the student’s performance, emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student
• Acquires knowledge of exercises, methodologies and theory in order to be able to select and develop a process leading towards a production
• Gains experience with one or more functions relevant to a theatre production process
• Is able to work in a concentrated, targeted and reflective manner with this

Thematic Subject II:

In the assessment process, an emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student

• Demonstrates skills in independently developing and expanding a problem within a specific area of the history of art or history of design subject area
• Demonstrates an ability to select theories and methods relevant to the problem and to use them in an analytically productive way
• Demonstrates an ability to achieve critical insight and greater depth of understanding within a specific area of the history of art or history of design subject area
• Demonstrates an ability to produce a didactic consideration of the subject in question

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.