Lou Cope

Lou Cope is an Olivier award winning performance dramaturg, teacher and writer. She currently works with performance makers in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Austria, Scotland and England.

In addition to her work with SDT current projects include collaborations with concert pianist Sarah Niccolls (UK), Hannah Ringham (SHUNT), Sharon Watson & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Gary Clarke on Nourish and a MAP Dance commission, Helder Seabra (P/BE), South East Dance, Emese Cornai & Silvia Bennett (H/NL), Jelena Kostic (NL), Compagnie Ubi (FR), Robin Dingemans (UK/SE).

Past work includes working as dramaturg to: Jose Agudo for ACE and Phoenix Dance Theatre; Koen Augustijnen & les ballets c de la b (BE); Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (BE) and Damien Jalet (BE/FR) on the double Olivier Award, and Benois Prize for Dance, winning ‘Babel (words)’ designed by Antony Gormley - now in its 6th year of global touring; & dramaturgical consultant on Cherkaoui and Gormley's 'Sutra'.

Lou teaches dramaturgy and process in a number of HE institutions and has written a number of articles and chapters for books, the most recent being a chapter in ‘New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice’ which was published by Bloomsbury in May 2014.