Esplanade Presents

Dance | Talk

Guy Cools


31 May 2022, Tue, 6.30pm

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(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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About the Event

Mapping the historical lineages, geographical specificities and hybrid influences of Southeast Asian (dance) dramaturgical practices.


Building on the work of the Asian Dramaturgs – Network during the residency, Guy Cools intends to exchange and learn from the practices of colleagues in Southeast Asia. Through dialogue, Cools will engage in a series of in-depth conversations with various Southeast Asian colleagues to better understand the uniqueness, diversity and hybrid influences of their dance dramaturgical practices.

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About the Artist

Guy Cools (Researcher-in-Residence)

Guy Cools is a Belgian dance dramaturge, currently living in Vienna, Austria. He has worked as a dance critic and dance curator. As a production dramaturg, he has worked with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, amongst many others. As a dramaturgical mentor, he has been mentoring the Biennale Dance College in Venice, Italy, and the Atlas program of ImPulsTanz in Vienna. He teaches at different universities and arts colleges in Europe and Canada. His most recent publications include The Ethics of Art (co-edited, 2014); In-between Dance Cultures (2015); Imaginative Bodies (2016); The Choreopolitics of Alain Platel (co-edited, 2019) and Performing Mourning - Laments in Contemporary Art (2021).


Guy Cools’ residency is co-hosted in collaboration with Centre 42.

Date and Time


31 May 2022, Tue


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