Production Details / Press Releases
Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum / TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
DRAGANA BULUT and the Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum will celebrate the anniversary of legendary Serbian choreographer and dancer Kokana Šanić Koka. With a background in folk dance, cabaret and magic, she has developed a performative practice that has been acclaimed and deeply appreciated in her local context and has strongly influenced a number of young Balkan choreographers. She has performed for Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Sent M’Ahesa, Ivo Dimchev, among others, and together with writer Ana Vujanović, she ran a small travelling shop selling Balkan theoretical and artistic souvenirs. This will be the first occasion to gain insight into her seminal work up-close in Berlin. She will be accompanied by her long-standing musical collaborator Milenko Trifković.
The JULIUS-HANS-SPIEGEL-ZENTRUM is an itinerant research center, which investigates the interweaving of dance cultures since modernity. In residencies of four weeks, five choreographers from Berlin and Frankfurt have developed critical perspectives on the exoticisms of modern dance. First results of their research are now being shown in short archive works during Tanztage Berlin. Starting point of their investigation was an archive box from the photo collection of the Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek in Berlin: Kasten Nr. 942n Exotischer Tanz. The classification logic of this archive box, which strongly discriminates between modern and traditional, foreign and familiar, makes the mechanisms of exclusion in modern dance visible that still are at work in contemporary dance.
Cast & Credits
PERFORMANCE: Kokana Šanić Koka aka Dragana Bulut
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Anna Wagner, Eike Wittrock
SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION: Tessa Jahn
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Katharina Fenderl
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Dominik Zippe
A production by Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum GbR, in cooperation with Internationales Forschungskolleg Verflechtungen von Theaterkulturen, Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Capital Culture Fund.
Supported by Akt-Zent e.V.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):