Programme

Dragana Bulut

Happyology

PerformanceDance

English / 70 min

Self-optimization is on everyone’s tongue. So, how much does the prevailing requirement to always be happy influence our behaviour and our subjectivity? In her first HAU co-production, Dragana Bulut and her team examine the promises and paradoxes of positive psychology. To this end, life coaching plays a big role in increasing physical and mental well-being. Through the playful appropriation and deconstruction of different coaching methods, the choreographer places individual desires in contrast with the commercialization and instrumentalisation of happiness and paints an uncanny picture of the individual torn by sadness-burning life strategies. With this work, Dragana Bulut continues her staging of social choreographies, in continual pursuit of the question of how our feelings , desires and fears are commodified.  

After the performance on October 11 there will be an artist talk with Dragana Bulut and the theorist of performing arts and culture and dramaturge Ana Vujanović.

Cast

Concept, Artistic Direction and Choreography: Dragana Bulut / By and with: Andrew Hardwidge, Kareth Schaffer / Dramaturgy: Ana Vujanović / Light Design: Joseph Wegmann / Sound Design: Neda Sanai / Artistic Collaboration: Helen Schröder / Press & Production: björn & björn

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Wed 10.10.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 11.10.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 12.10.2018, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 13.10.2018, 19:00 / HAU3

Credits

Production: Dragana Bulut. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by PACT Zollverein Essen and Station Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade.

Thanks to: Chris Scherer, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Zeina Hanna, Ksenija Djurović.

Location

HAU3
Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.

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