email : bojanacvejic [at]

Bojana Cvejić (Belgrade) 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, forthcoming), Drumming & Rain: A Choreographer’s Score, co-written with A.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. J. Ritsema (Verwantschappen; TODAYulysses; Pipelines, a construction; knowH2Ow; Cocos, Breeding, Brains and Beauty), X. Le Roy (Mouvements für Lachenmann, The Rite of Spring, More Mouvements für Lachenmann), E. Salamon (And Then; Tales of the Bodiless), M. Ingvartsen (It’s In The Air; The Artificial Nature Project, 69 Positions), C. De Smedt (Untitled [Four Choreographic Portraits]). She directed five experimental opera stagings, most notably Don Giovanni at BITEF, Belgrade, 2008. Her latest works are videos …in a non-wimpy way… and Yvonne Rainer’s WAR (in collaboration with Lennart Laberenz) for the exhibition Danse Guerre at CCN Rennes (she co-curated with Cosmin Costinas 2013) and Spatial Confessions at Tate Modern (2014), the program she curated and made choreography, conference and performance for (in collaboration with a.o. Christine De Smedt).

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.



2013  PhD from Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, London, Kingston University    (“Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance”); director of studies Prof Peter Hallward

2005  MA from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade   “Performative Practices beyond Musical Work: Satie, Cage, Young, Fluxus, Zorn” ; thesis supervisor Prof Miško Šuvaković

1994-2000   BA from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade “Open Work in Music: Cage, Boulez, Stockhausen”

1995-2000 Training in theatre directing, performance and opera in New York (The Kitchen, 2000), Bochum (International Theatre Academy, 1999), and Bayreuth (Das Treffen, 1995)


TEACHING POSTS  (selection) 

2015-2016    lecturer (associated since 2002) and co-coordinator of Research Cycles Pilot#1 and Pilot#2 at


2013              guest lecturer at DOCH University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm

2012               Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Choreography and Performance MA, guest lecturer

2010-2012    S.N.D.O. Amsterdam University of the Arts; dance and performance theory, guest lecturer

2009-2013    full-time lecturer at the Utrecht University, Department for Media and Culture Studies

2008              6M1L (Six Months One Location) & e.x.e.r.ce, research project conceived with X. Le Roy, Centre Nationale Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languédoc-Roussillon

2006               Mobile Academy, Warsaw

Steierischer Herbst, Graz, workshop »When skin is faster than word«

2005-2008  Workshops in Danças na Cidade and Alkantara in Lisbon

2004             International Summer Academy, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, workshop together with J. Ritsema

2003-2004    MASKA Seminars, Ljubljana

2002             Gulbenkian Foundation, CAPITALS, Lisbon