Forum on Form at The Peacock, curated by DRAFF

16 November 2019

A live discussion on form in performance today, across dance, theatre and live art, with contributions from Forced Entertainment (UK), El Conde de Torrefiel (Barcelona), Dylan Tighe (Ireland), Connor Schumacher (USA) and Sarah Browne (Ireland).

The 1950s and ‘60s were a formative period for theatre and dance – in particular, this was the period in which devising emerged as a method. Companies looked to become more democratic in their structures and approaches to making work, a direct response to the social and political conditions of the time.

Many of the methods that emerged in this pivotal period have been inherited by the artists working today. In this moment where it feels that we’re experiencing a second wave of politicisation on a par with the spirit of the ‘60s, DRAFF poses the question: what does form in performance look like today?

The ‘DRAFF: FORUM on FORM’ will open a discussion around this question over three hours, with a group of artists working at the edges of form, including contributions from Forced Entertainment (UK), El Conde de Torrefiel (Barcelona), Dylan Tighe (Ireland), Connor Schumacher (USA) and Sarah Browne (Ireland).

Booking Information: 16 November on the Peacock Stage. 2-5pm. Tickets: €15 / €7 concession for Artists, Students, Unwaged.