Conference: What is(Music)dramaturgy? Music in Theatre – Theatre in Music

On behalf of the artistic research program Knowledge and Skills for a Postdramatic Theatre: Welcome to the conference What is (music)dramaturgy? Music in Theatre – Theatre in Music!

The term music-dramaturgy has traditionally its connotations and its traditions attached to certain genres like musical and opera. Through searching both deeper and broader after the music in theatre and theatre in music, the goal for the conference is to contribute to an expansion, or – if possible – a redefinition of what music-dramaturgy is and can be.

By inspecting theatre in music and music in theatre a two-sided focus will be directed on musicality and musical thought -, work-, and organization forms: On one side the focus is on the dramaturgical aspects of the musical expressions and forms which traditionally have been withheld from the dramaturgical outlook of stage- and movie arts. On the other side the search is upon the musicality of stage forms and theatrical expressions, which have rarely been examined and developed from a musical ear and music’s analytical forms of understanding.


Among the participants are:

Tore Vagn Lid

Hans-Thies Lehmann

Eleni Varopoulou

Tora Augestad

Henrik Hellstenius

Eivind Buene

Glenn Erik Haugland

Hans Knut Sveen

Per Boye Hansen


Title: What is (music)dramaturgy? Music in Theatre – Theatre in Music

When: Friday 29th April (10:00-15:30) and Saturday 30th April (11:00-16:00)

Where: Det norske teatret, Oslo.

Tickets: 200 NOK, Student: 100 NOK. Get tickets here



Agenda: Hva er (musikk)dramaturgi?

Med forbehold om endringer

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Fredag 29.4-16 10:00-15:30

10:00-10:15: Kaffe/mingling

10:15-10:45: Preludium Tore Vagn Lid

10:45-11:45: Eleni Varopoulou

11:45-12:15: Spørsmål/ diskusjon

12:00-12:30: LUNCH

12:30-13:15: Henrik Hellstenius

13:15-13:35: Spørsmål/ diskusjon

13:35-14:20: Eivind Buene

14:20-14:40: Spørsmål/diskusjon

14:40-15:30: Åpen samtale


NB: 19.30 åpen invitasjon til Dramatikkens Hus og demo-presentasjon av Tore Vagn Lid/Transit Bergens nye «N-DUB»/»U-DUB «. (adresse: Tøyenbekken 34. T-bane Grønland) åpen bar/fri entrè.


Lørdag 30.4-16 11:00-16:00

11:00-11:15: Kaffe/Mingling

11:15-11:30: Innledning/oppsummering Tore Vagn Lid

11:30-12:30: Hans-Thies Lehmann

12:30-13:00: Spørsmål/diskusjon


13:30-14:15: Tora Augestad

14:15 – 14:45: Spørsmål/diskusjon

14:45-15:45: Paneldebatt: Tore Vagn Lid, Hans Knut Sveen, Glenn Erik Haugland, Per Boye Hansen – Et forsøk på å definere musikkdramaturgi

15:45-16:00: Tore Vagn Lid: Avslutning/Oppsummering

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Thank you for the conference!

Thank you to everyone who participated at the conference What is (Music)Dramaturgy ! and contributed to two days of interesting presentations and discussions!


A special thanks to:

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Det Norske teatret

Eleni Varopoulou, Henrik Hellstenius, Eivind Buene, Even Smith Wergeland, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Tora Augestad, Hans Knut Sveen, Glenn Erik Haugland, Per Boye Hansen.


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