13 MAY / 8:00 PM / RED HOUSE CENTRE FOR CULTURE AND DEBATE
15 LIUBEN KARAVELOV STR.
Dragana Bulut (Germany / Serbia)
MARKET OF LOVE
Author: Dragana Bulut
In collaboration with: Zeina Hanna, Chris Scherer, Heike Albrecht, Ksenija Djurovic
Produced by Dragana Bulut in cooperation with Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and STATION Service for Contemporary Dance, Belgrad. Supported by Ministry of Culture and Information of RS, Secretariat for Culture City of Belgrade and Goethe-Institut. Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Theatre, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.
Duration: 60 min
“Market of Love” invites you to examine the ways love is being choreographed and the processes that lie behind this social choreography. Departing from two points – the effect of mass media on the perception and purpose of love and its operation in the matchmaking world, the performance is questioning how love operates in today’s life economy. What are the processes through which emotions are made a commodity, and what is the logic that predetermines the way we relate, and that to certain extent choreographs our behaviour? Dragana Bulut is for the second time at Antistatic after presenting her performance-auction “Pass it On” 2012.
Lady Tremaine: What on earth have you’ve been doing?
Cinderella: Dreaming, that’s all.
Lady Tremaine: Well, then wake up.
(Cinderella by Walt Disney)
Dragana Bulut is a Berlin-based artist from Belgrade working with choreography and performance. Through observing theater space as a place of social gathering, she questions different configurations of aesthetics, labour and economics. She graduated from MA studies Solo/Dance/Authorship, at HZT, Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2005 she develops her own choreographic work, which was presented in various national and international contexts (including: Sophiensaele Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tanzquartier Vienna, euro-scene Leipzig, Laban Dance Center London, iDANS festival Istanbul, Danspace Project NY, ENPARTS Campus at the Venice Biennale, eXplore Dance Festival Bucharest etc.). Dragana performed for Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Ivo Dimchev, Charles Linehan amongst others. She won the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010 European Prize for Young Choreographers. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude generation 20013/15.