Feedback Method

Feedback is a core activity for all the players in the DAS Theatre Master programme – students, staff and external advisors. In individual exchanges people can opt for an informal conversation, an interview or some other strategy. Collective feedback has to deal with many different views of the work, which somehow all need to be articulated and exchanged within one session. The latter becomes very important when dealing with hybrid, cross-disciplinary artistic practices which are often met in the context of the contemporary performing arts.

Such practices are often hard to be defined and their product to be discussed; DAS Theatre is an educational institution which brings these artistic practices in the foreground of today’s art discourse, also by implementing this feedback method. Together with the philosopher Karim Benammar, DAS Theatre first defined the major obstacles which, in a collective setting, often prevent critical exchanges from having a stimulating learning effect.

The central aims for the feedback situations are: to empower the artist who is getting feedback on his or her work, to go beyond the pronouncement of judgments, to allow fundamental criticism, to create a sense of (self-) discipline for the sake of precision and clarity, and, last but not least, to increase the enjoyment of giving and receiving feedback.

A documentary featuring the innovating Feedback Method developed by DasArts in collaboration with the philosopher Karim Benammar.