New Performances – new Tools


New Performances – new Tools:

Knowledge & Skills for the Post-dramatic Theater

A short presentation:

That which in the in the recent years has been denoted the “post-dramatic turn (in German: «die postdramatische Wende») in the performative arts, undermine a number of truths that have been automatized and trained through education and practice for decennials. Along parameter by parameter arises a crisis of knowledge in the theater, as the new (post dramatic) artistic goals and ambitions collide into established (dramatic) presuppositions and practices. The result is currently a fundamental – and often mutual – confusion that concerns the core of the understanding of the subject and its skills. If the «the post dramatic turn» changes the standards of what is considered high quality and relevant theater, how will this impact on the concept of the subject and its professionalism? Put differently: When the very goal of the trade – of what should be produced – is displaced, what are the consequences for the craft and the craft person’s self-understanding?

By inviting collaboration with central educational institutions, individual artists, institutional theaters and free scenic ensembles, I wish on behalf of the Academy of Theater/Oslo National Academy of the Arts to seek an answer to these questions through an artistic field work over a period of three years. The project has consistently an artistic and productive goal, in which scenic seminars, practical workshops (etudes), free standing shows/performances, demonstrations and larger productions are bound together, conveying in a common professional program supported by reflexions in the form of articles and publications.

among the main partners in the prosject are: Transiteatret-Bergen (Norway), Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Giessen (Germany), SISU-percussion ensamble (Oslo, Norway), Det Norske Teatret, and Neofelis Verlag (Berlin).

Prof. Dr. Tore Vagn Lid

Year 1 – A recap

Year 1 of the artistic research project New Performances – New Tools includes various scenic and reflexive etudes. See below for a recap and follow the links for more information about each project. 


Reflexive etudes 

Written-based works or thought-exercises, which strive to test and – as far as possible – build down what I experience as insincere distinctions between theoretical practice and practical theory.


Refleksive etyder for et teaterfelt i endring (opptakt)

(Published at, August 2014)

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Dialektikken mellom det dramatiske og det postdramatiske: 1

(Published at August 2014)

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Dialektikken mellom det dramatiske og det postdramatiske: 2

(Published at, September 2014)

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Dramaturgi og ideologi: hva var og hva er naturalisme?

(Published at, September 2014)

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Dramaturgi & ideologi: hva var og hva er naturalisme? (del II) 

(Published at October 2014)

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Texts: The Document as an Intervention

(Published at Hordaland Kunstsenter,

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Verkande handlingar: (re)definering av det (kunst)politiske

(Published in the anthology «Scenekunsten og de unge» (Vidarforlaget, December 2014)

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Bevegelser i teatertekstens kampsoner
(Published in ”Svolt”: Skrivekunstakademiet i Hordaland Jubilee book)

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Playing a Game of Sorrow: Acting within new Dramaturgical Structures
(Published at 1 June 2014)

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Om å forholde seg postdramatisk til det dramatiske
(Puplished in Norsk Shakespeare og teatertidsskrift 1/2015)

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Book Publications 

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Fanzine Release



Micro Etudes


Scenic Seminar
At Dramatikkens hus, February 2015

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The Choir: Musicalization of the text and textualization of music

At Khio, January 2015


A collaboration between Transiteatret-Bergen and Aust- Agder Fylkeskommune, At kulturkirken (Arendal), September 2015

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At Dramatikkens hus, September 2015

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Collaboration between Transiteatret- Bergen/ Prosjektprogrammet/Khio, At Dramatikkens Hus (Oslo), February 2015

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Macro Etudes


Kill Them All – The Prague Dub Version

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prague 2         prague 3

prague 4     prague 5 pic

DUB Leviathan: A Scenic Album
At Cornerteatret Bergen, Bergen International Festival, May to June 2015

DUB Bergen 1

Reviews/ Comments:

Dub bergen 2

Norsk Shakesepeare og teatertidsskrift n. 2-3 2015 Teater og sensur: Review by Wenche Larsen

DUB bergen 3

Theater der Zeit September 2015 heft n. 9

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VG – 29 May 2015  

Scenic Symposium
at Cornerteatret Bergen, during Bergen International Festival, June 2015

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Tuesday 2nd June Centroids: Audience, text, performer:

Tore Vagn Lid  Introduction

Arpad Schilling Creative Community Games – a theory in practice

Follow-up and questions    

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens Artistic Strategies 

Follow-up and questions    

Julian Blaue Performative Practice 

Follow-up and questions    


Øystein Stene  Perspectives of actors/processes

Follow-up and questions    

Gianluca Luimiento Interaction Technique

Follow-up and questions    

Barbro Rønning Introduction to discussion:

Placing creativity in the heart of research

Longer collective discussion 


Wednesday 3rd June Centroids: Room, sound

Tore Vagn lid  Introduction

Thomas Oberender  weil diese Installation kein klassisches Theaterstück ist: Über Narrative spaces (texted in English) 

Follow-up and questions    

Eirik Raude and Marius Kolbernstveit  Abstract from the pieces «KOLLISJON» and   TRANS-FANATISK» 

Martin Clark ‘I aint the noing uv it I’m jus onle the showing uv it’ – a talk about objects in an exhibition

Collective discussion and questions    


Signa Kostler Settling in Uncanny Valley

Collective discussion and questions    

Tora Augestad and Hild Borchgrevink Christoph Marthaler’s Music-Theater – To perform a standstill.

Collective Discussion

symposium 2     symposium 3

symposium 4        symposium 5

Reviews/ comments:

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Norsk Shakespeare og teatertidsskrift (Teater og sensur, 2-3/20015) by Wenche Larsen

symposium 7 – 10/6-2015 by Rudolf Terland Bjørnerem

symposium 8 – 8/6-2015 by Ragnhild Freng Dale


Seminars and Presentations

Searching for music in whats not musikal and for what´s not musikal in music: Education changing Institutions – Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, April 2015

Sounding words Research Seminar Akademi for scenekunst in Fredrikstad, May 2015


Portrait of Tore Vagn Lid by Anette Sture Iversen I Kampsonen in Nordisk dramapedagogisk tidsskrift

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Serial interview of Tor Arne Ursin by Tore Vagn Lid Samtaler om det politiske – 13 år etter at



Current/Coming up next


The Highway Hypnosis Project


Micro Etude: Phase 1 – Oslo National Academy of the Arts – September 2015:




Coming Up Next:

  • DUB Leviathan Green album Book
  • Book release in february about Quality
  • Book Release reflective etudes – From the inside of the project
  • Spring Conferance
  • Green DUB project Oslo
  • Highway Hypnosis Premiere
29. september 2015
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