Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen (b. 1971) holds a MA in theatre studies. He did his thesis on interactivity as dramaturgical strategy based on performance-installations by the Danish company SIGNA.
2007-2010 he was an affiliated lecturer at the Section of Theatre and Performance Studies, Institute of Arts and Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen. He has also taught Performance Theory at the Department of Performance Design, Roskilde University Centre (2008-2009), as well as worked as a dramaturge (Stuart Lynch, Arshak Ikilikian, Lone Star Productions a.o.) and a performer (SIGNA). He is now a PhD student at Dept. of Music and Theatre Studies, Stockholm University.
His fields of research cover live interactive theatre, experimental and performance theatre, ritual, spiritual and religious theatre, performance analysis, dramaturgy, and theatre sociology. He has presented papers at PSi and FIRT/IFTR and other international conferences in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Germany, Croatia, Canada and Japan.
He is a member of the Oslo based international research project Performing the Sacred, the network Aesthetics, Theology and Science, and he is co-convener of the FIRT/IFTR working group Performance and Religion.
He is board member of Nordic Theatre Studies, and co-editor of the journal NTS.
Selected publications and conference papers:
2006: “At performe eller ikke at performe? Om interaktivitet i Signas 57 Beds og The Black Rose Trick” (To perform or not to perform? On the interactivity of Signa’s 57 Beds and The Black Rose Trick), in Peripeti #6
2006: "Publikumspositioner" (Audience positioning), in Bent Holm (ed.) Tro på teatret (Faith in theatre), Frederiksberg: Multivers
2008: "Dramaturgi pro forma", in Peripeti #10
2008: “Performance and Congregation: Experiental Metaphysics in Hotel Pro Forma’s Operation: Orfeo and jesus_c_odd_size”, in Performance Research 13.3
2008: “'A SIGNA Performance is as Boring to Watch as a Blue Movie...'
Visuality, Interactivity and Dramaturgy in SIGNA’s work", PSi #14: Interregnum, Copenhagen, August 21st
2009: "'You Can Leave Whenever You Like… and Come Back'. Stuart Lynch’s 24 hour performance in the Schism Between Cultural Misfit and Appeasement", as part of the panel "Challenging Smooth Consumption: Durational Performance as Cultural Misfit", PSi #15: (Mis)Performance, Zagreb, June 26th
2010: “SIGNA” (a portrait), in Peripeti #13
2010: "'Who am I, who are you in a performance?' Potential spaces of identity formation in the work of SIGNA", International conference: Spaces of Identity in the Performing Sphere, Zagreb, February 12th
2010: "Public Theology as Liturgical Drama: A case of contemporary, prophetic artistic intervention in the Church of Sweden?", PSi #16: Performing Publics, Toronto, June 10th
2010: "Redemption as Secular Re-Invention: Modern liturgical drama in Sweden", IFTR/FIRT: Cultures of Modernity, Munich, July 27th
Hi Kim, thanks for the comment. I'm excited about the response the site has received and the diversity of the people joining. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will turn out. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please send me a message. Hope to meet you in person at a festival. I'll be in Hamburg and Berlin the last half of August and in Italy and Switzerland for most of October and November.