Dragana Bulut


Dragana Bulut’s work encompasses choreography and performance. She regards the theater as a public forum: a place of social gathering for critical investigation of the various structures and intersections of aesthetics, economics, and emotions. By appropriating established formats, she creates performances rooted in the tension between the material and the immaterial realms, between tangibility and affect, to explore the space between reality and fiction. These social choreographies bring to light the, often, overlooked shifting processes that choreograph our behaviors as a society. Bulut graduated from the UDK Berlin with a Master’s degree in Solo/Dance/Authorship in 2005, and has worked ever since as a freelance choreographer. Her projects have been presented at major institutions, such as HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tanzquartier Wien, PACT Zollverein Essen, and Museum Folkwang Essen. Bulut is currently using the medium of social choreography to examine the commodification of emotions.