Programme

Dragana Bulut

Future Fortune

PerformanceDance

English / approx. 90 min.

What will our future look like, starting with this present now? In a time of constant uncertainties, in her new HAU co-production Dragana Bulut explores how people use different strategies in order to predict and also shape their future. Together on stage with a semi-humanoid robot, she looks into the tension between determinism, free will and choice making. Thereby she also refers to the influential but almost forgotten play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, who introduced the term ‘robot’. Using tools of classic science fiction, the performance time travels through the temporality of its own production within the contemporary art market. Is the future already determined by the present? If so, what happens when we sacrifice the present for the construction of the future?

Cast

Concept, artistic direction and choreography: Dragana Bulut / By and with: Dani Brown, Dragana Bulut / Dramaturgy: Ana Vujanović, Maja Zimmermann / Lighting Design: Joseph Wegmann / Sound Design: Raphaela Andrade Cordova / Sound Research: Tian Rotteveel / Consulting Stage & Light Design: Jonas Maria Droste / Artistic Collaboration: Kareth Schaffer / Robot Programming: ShowBotiXX (Thorben Seeland), Heinrich Mellmann / Press: AugustinPR / Photo- and Video Documentation: Marta Popivoda / Production Management: Joseph Wegmann, Francesca Spisto / Production Assistance: Tamara Antonijević

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Wed 28.10.2020, 17:30 / HAU2
    Wed 28.10.2020, 21:00 / HAU2
    Thu 29.10.2020, 17:30 / HAU2
    Thu 29.10.2020, 21:00 / HAU2
    Fri 30.10.2020, 17:30 / HAU2
    Fri 30.10.2020, 21:00 / HAU2
    Sat 31.10.2020, 17:30 / HAU2
    Sat 31.10.2020, 21:00 / HAU2

Credits

Production: Dragana Bulut. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, PACT Zollverein (Essen). Funded by: Berlin Senat Department for Culture and Europe, the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Coproduction Fund for Dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Supported by: Bitef Theater Belgrade, Station Service for contemporary dance Belgrade. In co-operation with: ShowBotiXX (Rainer E. Becker and Matthias Hoffman). Thanks to: Adaptive Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, Humboldt University of Berlin.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.

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