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Talk: I am Viola da Gamba and Joyn: Narrative Poetry in Performance

Thursday 12 March 18:00-20:00


The Institut français d’Ecosse is delighted to have theatre critic, performer and Luxembourg writer Dana Rufolo, who will be talking about her creative work for the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. The conference is FREE and open to all. Become a member and be the first informed of our events. If you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join.

About Dr Dana Rufolo
Holding an MA in theatre theory and criticism and a doctorate in theatre studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA), as well as a DESS in Art Therapy with special emphasis on Drama Therapy from the University of Luxembourg in conjunction with the University of Paris V, Dr Phil Dana Rufolo is the founding director of the Theatre Research Institute of Europe (aka TRIE, pronounced “try”). The special feature of TRIE is that it comprises a performance wing called TRIE Justice.

During her prolific career, Dr Rufolo has published numerous academic articles on theatre and on drama therapy. Her articles on her theory of "Aesthetic Empathy" received literary prizes in the country of Luxembourg which has classified her as a national writer; her writings are stored at the Centre National de Littérature in Mersch, Luxembourg for future researchers.

Performer, poet, and short story and play writer, Rufolo has seen her plays Hurt and Dignified produced at the 2007 European Capital of Culture, and her narrative poetry book "I am Viola da Gamba" staged at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg in 2012.

Since 2016, Dana Rufolo is also the editor-in-chief of the London-based theatre magazine Plays International & Europe, where she has excelled in keeping the classic tradition of the hand-held magazine alive by championing the individuality of the critic-correspondents who write for the magazine by inviting talented theatre critics to develop their own personal voice.

Event details
Talk: I am Viola da Gamba and Joyn: Narrative Poetry in Performance
Thursday, 12 Mars | 6-8pm
Language: English
Free and open to all

Event organised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures) curated by Dr Séverine Genieys-Kirk.

This event will be followed by a one-day writing workshop at the Institut français d’Ecosse, as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Guthrie Drama Seminar Series. Click here for more details.

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

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The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

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