In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will illuminate the work of dramaturgs in dance and new performance. A talk by Katherine Profeta, followed by a roundtable on dance dramaturgy, together investigate how dramaturgs work, and provoke conversations about the role of dramaturgical collaboration in new work. This program is grateful for the support of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, who awarded Portland dramaturg Kate Bredeson the 2017 Bly Fellowship that helps to make this series possible.

A Roundtable on Dance Dramaturgy
New York dance dramaturg Katherine Profeta joins a group of Portland dramaturgs from a variety of experiences to discuss dramaturgy, dance, and new work. The conversation will touch on dramaturgical practices, dramaturgy and social constructs, dramaturgy and rehearsal room power structures, research, and more. With Kate Bredeson (Portland), Katherine Profeta (NYC), sidony o’neal (Portland), and Lu Yim (Portland). Moderated by Victoria Fortuna, dance historian and Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, Reed College.

Kate Bredeson (Portland) is a theater and dance dramaturg, director, and theater historian. She is Associate Professor of Theatre at Reed College.

Katherine Profeta (NYC) is the author of Dramaturgy in Motion: At Work on Dance and Movement Performance. She has worked as dramaturg with Ralph Lemon since 1997.

sidony o’neal (Portland) is and isn’t a dramaturg.

Lu Yim (Portland) is a choreographer, performer and co-organizer of Physical Education.

Victoria Fortuna, moderator (Portland), is a dance historian and Assistant Professor of Dance Studies at Reed College.