And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy
Book of essays on practice, 2022

Drawing on his experience in the field of contemporary dance, Jeroen Peeters discusses principles, methods and practices that contribute to an understanding of dramaturgy as an experimental, collaborative practice and a material form of thinking.
Written from practice, this book reflects a particular history of collaboration and conversation with dance-makers such as Martin Nachbar, Meg Stuart, Vera Mantero, Sabina Holzer, Lisa Nelson, Jennifer Lacey, Chrysa Parkinson, deufert + plischke, Eleanor Bauer, Philipp Gehmacher and many others.
Phantasmal archaeology, unfolding material, literal and physical reading, crafting method, articulating process, witnessing and performing not-knowing, naming and ritual destruction, conceptual landscapes, symbolic waste, internal fictions and foreign objects – they may all play a role in creation and in exploring the unfamiliar in pursuit of making sense.
And then it got legs is an invitation to think along or against, to discuss those ideas with others or explore them in the studio, and eventually to imagine and devise one’s own methods of research, observation, reflection and creation.
Published by Varamo Press, Brussels/Oslo
First edition, September 2022
Second edition, April 2023
168 pages, 14.5 x 21 cm, sewn perfect binding
ISBN: 978-82-691492-7-2
Graphic design by Thomas Van Herck
To order the book, visit Varamo Press.
In the spirit of collaboration and conversation that marks And then it got legs, at presentations guests are invited to respond to the book with oral annotations.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Bojana Cvejic and Guy Cools. 15 July 2023 at Rote Bar, Volkstheater, Vienna in the framework of ImPulsTanz.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Noha Ramadan and Lisa Skwirblies. 6 June 2023 at DAS, Amsterdam.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Anneleen Swillen and Kristof Van Gestel. 15 February 2023 at PXL-MAD, Hasselt.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Jonathan Burrows and Sara Manente. 24 November 2022 at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Mette Edvardsen and Jon Refsdal Moe. 14 November 2022 at Norma T, Oslo.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Izabella Borzecka and Benjamin Pohlig. 11 November 2022 at MDT, Stockholm in the framework of Reading Edge.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Tuomas Laitinen and Maria F. Scaroni. 5 November 2022 at Kiasma, Helsinki in the framework of Moving in November.
Book launch, with oral annotations by Heike Langsdorf and Kristof Van Baarle. 29 September 2022 at Campo Victoria, Ghent in the framework of Cliniques Dramaturgiques.
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