email : bojanacvejic [at] gmail.com
Bojana Cvejić (Belgrade) is a performance theorist and performance maker based in Brussels. She is a co-founding member of TkH editorial collective (http://www.tkh-generator.net) 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