The assumption that the written defines our realities moves everyday life surprisingly close to what happens in theatre, performance and choreography on stage. But while we often feel obliged to forget the script and to engage with reality, in the context of this lecture series we want to ask what the reality of the script is all about: Who writes and rewrites and prescribes what happens in the Black Box, the White Cube or in the public sphere? Burrows is one of the most important protagonists of contemporary dance in Great Britain. He began his career as a solo dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, but founded the Jonathan Burrows Group in 1988, with whom he toured the world. Burrows teaches at Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s P. A. R. T. S. training centre in Brussels and as a visiting professor and honorary doctor at the Institute for Drama and Theatre at the Royal Holloway University in London. His book A Choreographer’s Handbook (2010) sold over 13,000 copies.