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LOD muziektheater

LOD muziektheater

On documentary theatre and realism on stage

with Stefan Bläske

03 - 06 September 2019

LOD muziektheater

In European theatre history, poetry, music and “true historical stories” have been combined and connected in many ways. When different “genres” developed, different aesthetics and means of expression have more and more split up. The central goal of this workshop is bringing together what some people call “documentary” theatre and “music” theatre.

We encourage young artists and students – especially theatre makers – who work with music and who are interested in working with material taken from research, documents and ‘real life’ to take part to this workshop. 

The workshop will be guided and moderated by Stefan Bläske, currently head of dramaturgy at NTGent, where he works with Milo Rau and other artists on what they call a “theatre of the real”.

The workshop will include a presentation about the history of documentary theatre (in central Europe) and will offer different approaches and concepts of dealing with “reality” on stage. We will see and discuss theatre productions. And especially, we will work individually and as a group to develop ideas and concepts for future projects of the participants. 


The aim of the workshop is to overcome the classical division of music theatre / opera and documentary theatre and to encourage artists and music theatre makers to develop forms that combine both elements. How can the intellectual and emotional dimensions, how can the different means of expression of working with historical documents, biographies and “real people” on stage be combined organically with music, dance and singing? What might be developments of these genres in the future?



 Practical informations

Subscription's deadline: 15 June 2019
Quota: 5 enoa artists & 10 artists selected by the hosting institution
Arrival date: 3 September 2019
Departure date: 6 September 2019


 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 13 enoa member institutions*
- the artist must contact his/her sending institution, which decides if they recommend his/her application
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants 
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel of the artists recommended by the member institutions. 
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


*artists not connected to the network yet can also apply to this specific workshop, further details on LOD muziektheater's website



Openness for different approaches and aesthetics of contemporary (music) theatre


 Artistic requirements

Selection criteria

Experience or engagement in the described field of the workshop or interest and openness to work on this field in the future. At least experience in developing an artistic project (be it theatre, music theatre or opera) in a team. To be selected, candidates can send a motivation letter and CV.  

 Programme to prepare

Selected participants will be asked to prepare ideas and work on a concept of one project they want to realize in the future. 



Creation team
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Set designer
Video artist




Stefan Bläske

Dramaturg & director