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Bojana Cvejić RS

Bojana Cvejić’s work spans philosophy, performance practice and theory and dance. She studied musicology (BA, MA, University of Arts, Belgrade) and philosophy from which she received a PhD at Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy in London. Cvejić has made more than twenty theater and dance performances since 1996 as (co)director (five experimental opera stagings, performances with Jan Ritsema) or dramaturg (in choreographies by among others Xavier Le Roy, Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). Cvejić is author of several books, most recently Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, available in Slovene and Hebrew too), Public Sphere by Performance, (co-written with A. Vujanović, Bbooks, 2012) and Drumming&Rain: A Choreographer’s Score (co-authored with A. T. De Keersmaeker, Mercatorfonds 2013; third volume of A Choreographer’s Score, available in French too). She has made two videos “… in a non-wimpy way” (with Steve Paxton) and “Yvonne Rainer’s WAR” (co-authored with L. Laberenz). She teaches at contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels since 2002, and is Professor of Dance and Dance Theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts KHIO since 2017 and Guest Professor of Philosophy of Art at FMK Belgrade since 2016. As a co-founding member of TkH/Walking Theory editorial collective (2001-16), Cvejić engages theoretical-artistic research projects, currently an investigation of performance of the self and transindividuality (in collaboration with A. Vujanović and M. Popivoda). In 2013, Cvejić curated the exhibition Danse-Guerre at Musée de la danse, Rennes (in collaboration with C. Costinas). In 2014, she devised a choreography and lecture program titled Spatial Confessions for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Her areas of interest include expressionism in Western (continental) philosophy, social choreography, critique of individualism, rhythms of intensified work, and contemporary performance poetics.