Ingrid Vranken appointed artistic director of the DAS Theatre master study programme

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The directorate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance (ATD) of the Amsterdam University of the Arts has appointed Ingrid Vranken to be the new artistic director of the DAS Theatre master study programme. Ingrid Vranken will succeed Silvia Bottiroli who took leave as artistic director of DAS Theatre in 2021.

Ingrid Vranken (1987) is dramaturge, artist, producer and curator. She completed a master in Theatre Science at Antwerp University and the Freie Universität Berlin and graduated with a master degree from DAS Theatre in 2019.

From 2012 to 2017, Ingrid worked as coordinator for platform SPIN in Brussels, where she focused on fair practices in the arts. She put to good use her experience gained in Brussels as a consultant with Juist is Juist, a knowledge platform for fair practice and good employment conditions in the Flemish art field.

Ingrid Vranken is currently a member of FoAM in Brussels, a transdisciplinary laboratory at the interstices of  art, science, nature and daily life.

Since 2020, Ingrid is also part of the co-artistic leadership of wpZimmer, an international workplace for the arts that focuses on performance, dance and hybrid artistic practices in Antwerp.

Anthony Heidweiller, director Academy of Theatre and Dance:
‘With Ingrid Vranken, the Academy of Theatre and Dance will gain an artistic director who recognises the importance of collaboration with both the national- and international work field. She sees art education as an active, expectant practice which gives one opportunity to form a picture of the future. The Academy of Theatre and Dance warmly welcomes Ingrid Vranken and looks forward to an inspirational partnership’.

Ingrid Vranken
'I am eager to bring these experiences with me into an educational context, and to create together with the staff and students a space where we can not only research the art we want to make, but also the conditions in which we work and study together.'

About DAS Theatre
DAS Theatre is an international master study programme for graduate makers and curators in the performing arts. The study programme is geared to  students with diverse interests in the field of contemporary theatre and is  strongly enquiry based in relation to the work practice of its students. The study programme works with a large network of professionals from the Dutch and international art world who act as tutors, (guest) teachers and mentors.

DAS Theatre (formerly DasArts) has a long tradition as a pioneer in innovative forms of art education. DAS Theatre will also continue to develop itself within the current context of the DAS Graduate School.