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

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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 performanc, 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

Artistic Research
Kathrine Winkelhorn and Erik Exe Christoffersen

In The Machine Room of Hotel Pro Forma

Hotel Pro Forma’s Productions
Kirsten Dehlholm

Selected Venues for Hotel Pro Forma’s Productions



Peripeti is published by Department of Dramaturgy, Aarhus University, Denmark


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