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Lou Cope

Lou Cope is a British dramaturg, writer and teacher, who recently moved from Belgium to Brighton, UK. Recent work includes: dramaturg to Koen Augustijnen on his new show for les ballets c de la b – ‘Au-Dela’, which is touring throughout europe this year; dramaturg to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet on the double Olivier Award, and Benois Prize for Dance, winning ‘Babel (words)’ designed by Antony Gormley; dramaturgical consultant on Cherkaoui and Gormley’s ‘Sutra’; dramaturg to Lisi Estaras on the les ballets c de la b research project ‘Soup’; to the London-based Darkin Ensemble on ‘The Blake Diptych’; and to Netherlands based Ulrika Kinn Svensson & Koen de Preter on ‘Sometimes it’s There’, currently in its 2nd year of touring. Lou is currently running the MA in Choreography at Fontys Dansacademie in the Netherlands on which she teaches dramaturgy and choreographic process, and is mentor to all Masters Choreography students. In 2012 Lou will be working and presenting workshops in Portugal, Malta and Greece. She has published a number of articles in books and journals on the director/choreographer in collaborative environments, including an article co-written with Alain Platel, and has just completed a chapter with Koen Augustijnen about their process for ‘Au-Dela’for a new book published by Methuen on Dramaturgy. 2012 also sees new collaborations with Jose Agudo and Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sharon Watson & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Liz Aggiss, Helder Seabra and Fleur Darkin of Scottish Dance Theatre.