Timmy De Laet

Assistant Professor

Bio

Timmy De Laet is a junior researcher at the University of Antwerp and the Research Centre for Visual Poetics. He had an actor’s training at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, holds a Master’s and an Advanced Master’s Degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Antwerp, and studied Dance Theory at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is currently completing his PhD-dissertation, titled “Re-inventing the Past. Re-enactment in Contemporary Dance and Performance Art.” He has published articles on re-enactment in several journals and edited volumes. In 2011 he was awarded the Routledge Prize for excellent research paper at postgraduate level at the PSi#17 conference in Utrecht. He is also working as a researcher on the project “The Didascalic Imagination. Contemporary Theatrical Notebooks as Genetic Documents of the Artistic Process” (funded by FWO – Research Foundation Flanders), which examines director’s notebooks as genetic documents of creative processes in contemporary theatre.