Posts tagged with BIT


maart 20th, 2011

Together with Danslab BIT will organize a shift during PSi#17: Camillo 2.0.

Hypermap is a lab for the remembering, combining and forgetting of (embodied) knowledge. Camillo’s “Theatre of Memory” transforms ‘scholars into spectators’, so argues Camillo in L’idea del Teatro. He imagined a theatre in its ‘original sense’ – as a place in which a spectacle unfolds. This aspect of Camillo’s idea inspired BIT and Danslab to create an interactive installation concerning memory and knowledge: Hypermap. Hypermap is an installation of the multiple that functions as an ‘external representation’ of a shared memory of knowledge – the one of that specific moment; a memory that can be perceived and which feeds off the input of the visitors who themselves become participants. Hypermap will be presented during the Performance Studies International Conference #17: Camillo 2.0 Technology, Memory, Experience in Utrecht.

For more information on Hypermap please visit: BIT Dansdramaturgie

For more information on the conference please visit

New article in publication by Danslab

oktober 7th, 2010

Last weekend the new publication by Danslab No maps for these territories was presented at the Nederlandse Dansdagen. Together with Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar, Diane Elshout and Lotte Wijers I wrote an article based on our research on artistic research and exchange in the dance scene in the Netherlands: “Parallels and Differences”. More information soon on

On October 29th BIT and Danslab will organize in collaboration with Theater Frascati a Frame on this subject in Theater Frascati from 14.00-18.00 hrs.

No maps for these territories is a “book with three seasons of research and discourse: by means of various reports, moving testimonials, humorous anecdotes and analyses combined with inspiring visuals and photography”.

The contributors are: BIT, Moos van den Broek, Angelina Deck, Diane Elshout, Jack Gallagher, Karine Guizzo, Daniel Hayward, Erik Kaiel, Michael A. Kroes, Kenzo Kusuda, Bruno Listopad, Giulia Mureddu, Dylan Newcomb/Ilse van Haastrecht, Henk Oosterling, Bart van Rosmalen, Jette Schneider, Eric Schrijver & various dancers

If you would like to get an impression of the book you can download a .pdf file at the Danslab website or get the book for only € 10,- at:

Selling: International Theatre and Film Books Amsterdam
Order at Danslab: write an email to:
with: your name & post address; as well the amount of books you would like order. You will receive your order and an invoice within 3 days.

VDO symposium on dance dramaturgy

december 31st, 2009

INVITATION VDO symposium Tuesday January 19 2010

Dance Dramaturgy
This symposium is the sequel to Forum on Dance Dramaturgy at Dans Werkplaats Amsterdam, December 4 2009. The Dutch Society for Dance Research has invited BIT to present itself and to react to the content of the Forum that was organized by DWA. Guest choreographers will be Jack Gallagher and Mor Shani. The discussion will be moderated by Bart van Rosmalen (managing director of Walter Maas Huis). It will be a dynamic afternoon dedicated to the diversity in dance dramaturgy.

The Utrecht initiative of young dance dramaturges, BIT, studies, discusses and questions aspects in dance to deepen the practice of dance and dramaturgy. The uniqueness of BIT is that dance dramaturges come together, where normally they work individually. Visit

BIT: iron mouth-piece for a horse, to which the bridles are attached; smallest piece of information in information technology; bite; piece; period; a little at a time; supporting actor or actress; burst with energy.

Come and meet the new generation:

Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar: Dance dramaturgy is about asking questions and the way answers are found. It is about collaborating with a goal, in which the dramaturge all the time will keep a watching eye over the process.

Diane Elshout: The dance dramaturge is an active and reflective voice in the making process who is co-(re)searching a not yet existing and possible form. Dance dramaturgy is process oriented and considers the ways in which something can be enriched, grow and deepened; practical, theoretical and artistically. The dance dramaturge can be seen as the memory of the production.

Jochem Naafs: Dance dramaturgy is not only giving feedback to the material, but also to how this material is realised. Dance is an always changing process and dance dramaturgy is processing this process. It is not only about that one performance, but about what happened before it as well.

Lisette van Rossum: The bearers of the dance dramaturgical process are human contact and mutual reflection. In order to close the experienced gap between choreographer and dance dramaturge the dance dramaturge first of all needs to acknowledge that people are different in the way they are and (are allowed to) think.

Ghislaine Schijndel: Dance dramaturgy is to analyze and inspire. Researching connections to broaden and deepen the performance. The approach of a dance dramaturge is creative as well as scientific.

Lotte Wijers: Dance dramaturgy is to be open to the flow of the process of making a dance production. To see clear and to be in touch with your senses. And to communicate this experience with the choreographer.

Location: U-Theater Studio T, Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, 3512 HH Utrecht
Date: Tuesday January 19 2010 Time: 16.00-18.00 h
Costs: 5 euro (free of charge for members of VDO)

Subscribing is necessary, because there’s limited seating, mail to: Liesbeth Wildschut: E.M.M.Wildschut [at]