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Bojana Cvejić

Bojana Cvejić, born in Belgrade (Serbia), is a performance theorist and performance maker based in Brussels. She is a co-founding member of TkH editorial collective with whom she has realized many projects and publications. Cvejić received her PhD in philosophy from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, London and MA and BA degrees in musicology and aesthetics from the Faculty of Music, University of the Arts, Belgrade.

Her latest books are Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance (Palgrave, 2015), Drumming & Rain: A Choreographer’s Score, co-written withA.T.De Keersmaeker (Mercator, Brussels, 2014), Parallel Slalom: Lexicon of Nonaligned Poetics, co-edited with G. S. Pristaš (TkH/CDU, Belgrade/Zagreb, 2013) and Public Sphere by Performance, co-written with A. Vujanović (b_books, Berlin, 2012). She has been (co-)author, dramaturge or performer in many dance and theater performances since 1996, with a.o. Jan Ritsema, Xavier Le Roy, Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, and Christine De Smedt.

In 2013, Cvejić curated the exhibition Danse-Guerre at Musée de la danse, Rennes (in collaboration with C. Costinas) in the frame of which she made videos two videos …in a non-wimpy way (with Steve Paxton) and Yvonne Rainer’s WAR (co-authored with L. Laberenz). In 2014, she devised a choreography and lecture program titled Spatial Confessions for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Cvejić teaches at various dance and performance programs in Europe and has been recently appointed as Professor of Philosophy of Art for the doctoral studies at Faculty for Media and Communication, University Singidunum in Belgrade. Her current research focuses on social choreography, technologies and performances of the self, and time and rhythm in performance poetics and Post-Fordist modes of production.

Alain Franco

Alain Franco studied music at the conservatories of Brussels, Liège, Antwerp and achieved a DEA master in Music and Music history of the 20th century at the IRCAM-EHESS Institute in Paris. From 1989 until 1993 Franco was the permanent conductor of ensemble Champ d’Action and collaborated with Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), Ictus (Brussels), the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Orchestra of Lyon’s Opera House and Ah Ton ensemble (Oldenburg), among others. He collaborated closely with composers such as Karel Goeyvaerts, Hugues Dufourt, Philippe Schoeller, Serge Verstockt, Kaija Saariaho, Heiner Goebbels, Jonathan Harvey, Enno Poppe, Benoît Mernier, Kris Defoort, Denis Bosse, Walter Hus, ...

In addition to his practice as a musician he developed an original reflection on theatrical issues regarding stage reresentation and practice, which lead him to collaborate with performers, theatre directors and choreographers, such as Dito'Dito, De Parade, Needcompany, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meg stuart, Romeo Castellucci, Isabel Schad, Loïc Touzé, Etienne Guilloteau, Benjamin Vandewalle, Deufert & Plischke and others. He co-authored the piece 'Zeitung' with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 2007.

He has been teaching at the Akademie der Künste and HZT in Berlin and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels.

In 2014-2015, he worked on a 5-part lecture performance series for the Volksbühne Berlin, the performance of the entirety of ‘Das Wohltemperierte Klavier’ of JS Bach, and different other projects in Brussels, Berlin and other places.