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Georg Döcker


Georg Döcker, M.A., born 1988 in Vienna, Austria, is a theatre scholar and dramaturg. He is currently a PhD student at Roehampton University, London, and the recipient of PhD stipends from Roehampton University and TECHNE consortium. His research interests include: experimental theatre, dance, and performance from the 20th and 21st century; power relations and technologies of power; mimesis and theatricality; and the work of Antonin Artaud.

Further activities: From 2015 until 2018, Georg was employed as researcher in the research project “Theatre as Dispositif”, located at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft (ATW), Giessen University, funded by the German Research Association (DFG). In the same years, he introduced and organised the so called ATW TALKS, a series of lectures and conversations on the aesthetics of production in contemporary performance, guests of the series having included, amongst others, Florian Malzacher, Marten Spangberg, Victoria Perez Royo, Estzer Salamon, Bojana Cvejic, Alexandra Baudelot, Kris Verdonck, Alice Chauchat, Valentina Desideri, and Hendrik Folkerts. In 2015, he worked as dramaturg for choreographer Laurent Chétouane's dance production “Considering/Accumulations”, which premiered at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.

Georg holds a BA and MA in theatre studies from the ATW, Giessen University. He finished his BA with a thesis on Eszter Salamon's performance “Dance for Nothing” and his MA with a thesis on the final writings of Antonin Artaud. During his studies, he worked as student research assistant, tutor, co-organiser of academic conferences, intern in German and Austrian theatres, and as assistant to choreographers Laurent Chétouane and Martin Nachbar.

Georg published German and English articles in peer-reviewed journals and magazines, and he held lectures at various European universities and theatres. He is a member of Performance Studies international, the German Association for Theatre Studies (GTW) und the dramaturgy working group of the GTW.