Claiming Music for the Theatre: About Definitions between Cultural Policy and Artistic Forms

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This booklet presents the key players in today’s music theatre landscape in Flanders. Profiles of music theatre companies are presented against the backdrop of a number of essays and statements dealing with major developments and issues in Flemish music theatre.

With a strong sense of historical background, this book zooms in on current issues in relation to music theatre today. How do we expect cultural policy to categorize a hybrid ‘genre’ such as music theatre? Is the international (festival) circuit open enough to young and emerging artists? How can the artistic symbiosis music theatre calls for be dealt with in different institutional contexts: in education and training, in the media, in policy environments?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic Theatre in Flanders
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on the Landscape
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherFlanders Music Center & VTi (Vlaams Theater Instituut)
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • cultural policy
  • opera
  • music theatre
  • history
  • Flanders
  • postdramatic
  • art field
  • performing arts
  • contemporary

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