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Happyology - Tears of Joy
Recording: 2018-10-12 , HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Dragana Bulut

Happyology – Tears of Joy

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

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 work on social choreographies that examine how our feelings, desires and fears are commodified.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1236

Cast & Credits

Konzept, künstlerische Leitung und Choreografie: Dragana Bulut
Von und mit: Andrew Hardwidge, Kareth Schaffer
Dramaturgie: Ana Vujanovic ́
Lichtdesign: Joseph Wegmann
Sounddesign: Neda Sanai
Künstlerische Mitarbeit: Helen Schröder
Presse und Produktion: björn & björn
Dank an: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Ksenija Djurovic ́, Zeina Hanna, Marta Popivoda, Chris Scherer und Janja Valjarevic ́

Produktion: Dragana Bulut
Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Gefördert durch die Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Unterstützt durch PACT Zollverein Essen und Station Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
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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