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Symposium: A POETICS OF PERFORMANCE Herman Teirlinck's Theory of Acting
23rd of February 2017 | University of Antwerp | Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen | City campus, room C002 | Free entrance for all | in Dutch 
 
Herman Teirlinck (1879-1967) was one of Flanders’ most important and prolific writers of the twentieth century. His legacy includes poetry, novels, plays and essays. After the Second World War, Teirlinck led the Belgian Nationaal Toneel/Théâtre National and in 1946 he founded “de Studio” (the Studio), a school for dramatic arts (acting), which would soon come to enjoy national and international renown as Studio Herman Teirlinck. In 1995 Studio Herman Teirlinck merged with the acting department of the Koninklijk Conservatorium (Royal Conservatory of the Arts) in Antwerp.
 
The history of Teirlinck’s pedagogical project as well as that of De Studio is the subject of a new book, entitled Niets Bestaat voor het spel, by Toon Brouwers. In the wake of this publication and fifty years after Teirlinck’s death, the Research Center for Visual Poetics will organize a symposium devoted to Teirlinck’s life and work.
 
The symposium will include research papers by Assia Bert, Thomas Crombez, Dennis van Mol and Gertjan Willems, a round table discussion on the methods and pedagogical projects of Flanders’ most prominent acting schools, and a book presentation.
 

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