New Publication: Peripeti. Journal for Dramaturgical Studies, Special Issue 2017: Hotel Pro Forma – Hotel of Beauty

25 September, 2017 by Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen | 0 comments

New Publication: Peripeti. Journal for Dramaturgical Studies, Special Issue, 2017: Hotel Pro Forma – Hotel of Beauty

This special English language issue of the Danish dramaturgical studies journal Peripeti is dedicated to the internationally renown performance theater Hotel Pro Forma.

Since its foundation in 1985 the Danish performance theater Hotel Pro Forma _has cultivated the interaction between architecture, music, visual arts and words from the principles of visual arts. With its distinctive aesthetic idiom it has gained a prominent place in the Danish and international theater landscape. Hotel Pro Forma's use of advanced lighting and new technology has attracted attention in connection with its many remarkable productions.


Throughout the life of Hotel Pro Forma, Kirsten Dehlholm has been the artistic director of the theater, which acts as a studio, a laboratory, and a production company. In the course of the last 30 years, it has constantly explored new avenues between performance, visual art, installation, and opera.


In this special issue of Peripeti several researchers have come together to investigate a series of performances and to look more closely into Hotel Pro Forma's artistic means and processes to expand an understanding of the performing arts.




Erik Exe Christoffersen and Kathrine Winkelhorn


Hotel Pro Forma in a European Context

Theresa Bener


The Hauted Hotel

Monna Dithmer


Intermedial Performance and the Vertical Perspective

Erik Exe Christoffersen



Envigorating the City of Holstebro

Erik Exe Christoffersen


Operation: Orfeo

Morten Kyndrup


The Picture of Snow White

Ida Krøgholt



Erik Exe Christoffersen


House of the Double Axe

Nina Gram


Calling Clavigo

Niels Lehmann


The Face and the Divine Space

Christian Pagh


War Sum Up

Anette Vandsø


Ellen and Creative Relations

Erik Exe Christoffersen


The One Who Whispers

Laura Luise Schultz



Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen


From Forgotten Works to Staging as Form

Kathrine Winkehorn and Anja Mølle Lindelof



Kathrine Winkelhorn


"This is not Madama Butterfly"

Lars Qvortrup



The Lighting – an interview with Jesper Kongshaug

Kathrine Winkelhorn


Getting the World Back

Morten Søndergaard


Artistic Research

Kathrine Winkelhorn and Erik Exe Christoffersen


In The Machine Room of Hotel Pro Forma

Tine Voss Ilum


Hotel Pro Forma's Productions

Kirsten Dehlholm


Selected Venues for Hotel Pro Forma's Productions






Peripeti is published by Department of Dramaturgy, Aarhus University


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