DOCH OPEN LECTURES BOJANA CVEJIC IS CANCELLED
DOCH OPEN LECTURES BOJANA CVEJIC – INSTÄLLT!
Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of autumn 2018! This time at Danscentrum Stockholm! Meet dramaturg, educator and author Bojana Cvejic.
Dancing Solo: A Social Dramaturgy of the Self
How does it occur, and why does it work so well that individuals recognize themselves through personal experience? When such experience is moreover aestheticized, which method can adequately describe the ethopoetics of performing the individual self in everyday life: at work, during social time, for oneself, ‘off-stage’? In an age that lives most intensely “the idea of the bios as a material for an aesthetic piece of art” (Foucault), dancing solo in the Western legacy is more than a genre and format of stage performance. I will suggest ‘social dramaturgy’ of dancing solo as a blueprint for embodied experiences, truth games and techniques of the self played by individuals in the current aesthetic age of capitalism.
Bojana Cvejić’s work spans philosophy, theater and performance education. She is author of several books in performance theory and philosophy (Choreographing Problems, Palgrave 2015, Public Sphere by Performance, with A. Vujanović, bbooks 2012 etc. Drumming&Rain: A Choreographer’s Score (co-authored with A. T. De Keersmaeker, Mercatorfonds 2013.). She has collaborated as a dramaturg in a number of choreographies by X. Le Roy, Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, C. De Smedt). As a co-founding member of TkH/Walking Theory editorial collective and performing arts theory magazine (2000-2017), Cvejić has engaged theoretical-artistic research projects, currently an investigation of performances of the self and transindividuality together with Ana Vujanović and Marta Popivoda. In 2013, Cvejić curated the exhibition Danse-Guerre at Musée de la danse, Rennes. In 2014, she devised a choreography and lecture program titled Spatial Confessions for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Cvejić is Associate Professor of Dance and Dance Theory in KHIO Oslo and Professor of Philosophy of Art at FMK, Singidunum University in Belgrade.
About DOCH Open Lectures
Artists, thinkers and teachers connected to DOCH’s Dance Department share their works and thoughts in various forms. DOCH Open Lectures are open to the public, free and don’t require a reservation.