Theatre, Dance, Talk/Workshop

Dramaturgs &: In conversation with Choreographers

Organised by: Centre 42
  • Date:
    28 May 2024
  • Time:
    7.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Venue:
    Rehearsal Studio, 42 Waterloo Street
    Rehearsal Studio, 42 Waterloo StreetRehearsal Studio, 42 Waterloo Street
  • Admission:
    We encourage a donation (recommended: $10) for admission to this event. This will help Centre 42 continue programming free public talks like this. However, if you are unable to make a donation, please write to to register for this event. Please note that donations are non-refundable.


DRAMATURGS & is a capsule series of roundtable conversations centering the work of and relationship between dramaturgs and their artistic collaborators. Dramaturgical thinking and application is integral in the work of all artists, yet a dramaturg's role affords a dedicated lens that can expand and challenge artistic decisions. In cosy and candid sessions, we aim to unpack the relational, intricate and often invisible work of dramaturgs in creative processes and within artistic teams.

The second of this year's series is DRAMATURGS & CHOREOGRAPHERS, where we explore the working relationships between these two roles. When and how do choreographers invite a dramaturg into the choreographic process? What tensions arise between the choreographer's creative autonomy and the dramaturg's perspectives and insights? How might a dramaturg help the choreographer sustain and nurture (or nourish?) their practice over the long term?

Join us to unpack these questions (and more) in a conversation facilitated by Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara, and hear from a panel of local and international dance-makers Dapheny Chen, Ricky Sim and Guy Cools.

Dramaturgs &: In conversation with Choreographers