Dragana Bulut is choreographer and researcher. She regards the theater as a public forum: a place of social gathering for critical investigation of the various structures and intersections of aesthetics, economics, and emotions. By appropriating established formats, she creates performances rooted in the tension between the material and the immaterial realms, between tangibility and affect, to explore the space between reality and fiction. These social choreographies bring to light the, often, overlooked shifting processes that choreograph our behaviors as a society. Bulut is currently using the medium of social choreography to examine the commodification of emotions.
She graduated from MA studies Solo/Dance/Authorship, at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT), Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2005 she develops her own choreographic work, which was presented in various contexts (including: HAU Hebbel am Uffer Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tanzquartier Vienna, InTransit festival Berlin, Pact Zollverein Essen, Museum Folkwang Essen, Sophiensaele Berlin, euro-scene Leipzig, Rampe Theatre Stuttgart, Laban Dance Center London, iDANS festival Istanbul, Fabrik Potsdam, Danspace Project NY, ENPARTS Campus at the Venice Biennale, eXplore Dance Festival Bucharest, Balkan Dance Platform, ect.)Dragana performed for Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Ivo Dimchev, Charles Linehan amongst others.
She won the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010 European Prize for Young Choreographers, and received the 2004 and 2008 DanceWeb Europe Scholarship. In 2014 she received stipend from the Berlin Senate. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude generation 20013/15. In 2016 she receives CAA scholarship Berlin.