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The Midsummer Dream School

Summer School of Humanities, Arts, Dramaturgy, 10 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1360 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 552 EUR


The Midsummer Dream School provides with an exclusive and intensive study programme with workshops, lectures, performances in a cross-over environment of academia and theatre.  

The course has focus on how to learn about dramaturgy of theatre at the university and in a theatre laboratory.
The first part of The Midsummer Dream School will take place in the theatre spaces at Aarhus University, the second part in the venues of Odin Teatret in Holstebro. The Midsummer Dream School will focus on applied dramaturgy and creative processes in performing situations, especially on the relationships between performers and spectators in the theatrical space.In Aarhus the practical/theoretical work will concentrate on scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, seen from various dramaturgical points of view. At Odin Teatret the activities will focus on the actor’s dramaturgy and montage, both physical and vocal, led by the actors Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev and Kai Bredholt, as well as on dialogues concerning dramaturgical strategies with Eugenio Barba, founder of Odin Teatret (1964).

The programme is led by associate professors Erik Exe Christoffersen and Annelis Kuhlmann, and by guest director, Kirsten Dehlholm, founder of the performance company, Hotel Pro Forma (1985) from Copenhagen ( The daily schedule includes practical workshops, performances, exercises, lectures, films and discussions, and discussions and analysis of performance, results and experiences from the creative processes in groups.&nb

Price for accommodation and food in Holsterbro + lunch in Aarhus 3100 DKK.

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


The tuition fee varies from course to course. Find the price on the individual course page. Find more information here

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 04


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