Luk Van den Dries

Emeritus Professor in Theatre Studies

University of Antwerp

Luk Van den Dries is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp. His research deals with contemporary postdramatic theatre, representations of the body, and the dynamics between directors’ notebooks and rehearsal processes. He is principal investigator of the research project “The Didascalic Imagination”.

He has written extensively on Jan Fabre, and he works as a freelance dramaturge for Fabre. His recent book publications include Jan Fabre: Esthétique du paradoxe (co-edited with Marianne Beauviche, 2013); Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe (co-edited with Thomas Crombez, 2014); Het geopende lichaam: Verzamelde opstellen over Jan Fabre (2014); Theater: Een Westerse Geschiedenis (co-edited with Thomas Crombez, Jelle Koopmans, Frank Peeters, and Karel Van Haesebrouck, 2015) and Bausch, Castellucci, Fabre (The Great European Stage Directors, volume 8, co-edited with Timmy De Laet, 2018).