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Bojana Cvejić


Bojana Cvejić (Belgrade, 1975) is a performance theorist working in dance and philosophy. A graduate (BA, MA) from the University of Arts, Belgrade, Bojana followed two tracks in her twenties. She staged five music-theater productions in alternative venues in Belgrade from Cinema Rex (1996), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for BEMUS festival (2005) at the Museum of Yugoslavia, and lastly, Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni with an international cast of singers and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra with Premil Petrović as conductor for BITEF (2008) in a large site-specific setting (Sajam, Belgrade fair). From 2001 until 2017, Bojana is the co-founding member of TkH (Walking Theory) editorial collective in Belgrade, with whom she realizes many research and performance projects, including TkH Walking Theory Journal for Performing Arts Theory which she co-edited a few volumes of. As a member of TkH and independently, Bojana took part in numerous regional collaborations with partner organizations on the independent scenes of Zagreb and Ljubljana, such as Maska, Frakcija and BADco.

With Ana Vujanović and Marta Popivoda, Bojana investigated “Performance and the Public” at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers 2010-12, Paris, resulting in the book Public Sphere by Performance (co-written with Vujanović, Berlin, bbooks, 2012). Her forthcoming book is Toward a Transindividual Self, co-written with Vujanović (Berlin, Archive books).

From 2000-2003, Bojana shared her time between Belgrade and Brussels, where she wrote for and performed in experimental theater with the Dutch theater director Jan Ritsema, produced by Kaaitheater (Brussels). With TODAYulysses (2001) and Pipelines, a construction (2002), Cvejić and Ritsema toured many cities in Europe (from Portugal to Norway, from Germany to Croatia etc.) and performed at prestigious festivals such as Wiener Festwochen.
Since 2001, Bojana teaches at P.A.R.T.S., contemporary dance school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, with whom she published book-cum-DVD A Choreographer’s Score (Brussels, Mercator 2011-2013).

In 2013, Bojana co-curated the exhibition Danse-Guerre at Musée de la danse, Rennes. She has made two videos “… in a non-wimpy way” (with Steve Paxton) and “Yvonne Rainer’s WAR”, presented at Musée de la Danse (Rennes), Culturgest Lisbon and Red Cat in Los Angeles. In 2014, she devised a choreography and lecture program Spatial Confessions at Tate Modern.

After completing her PhD at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (London, 2013), Bojana published Choreographing Problems (Palgrave, 2015). Since 2017, she is Professor of Dance and Dance Theory at Oslo National Academy of Arts KhiO and lives between Brussels and Oslo.