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Future Fortune
Recording: 2020-10-29 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Dragana Bulut

Future Fortune

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

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?

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1487

Cast & Credits

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

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.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Dragana Bulut / Trailers and Video Documentations

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