photo @ Dorothea Tuch

ARCHIV ARBEIT VI is a commission work created in the frame of Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum.
It is a celebration of legendary Serbian choreographer and dancer Kokana Šanić Koka’s anniversary. In a setting between tavern and cabaret Kokana is time traveling and questioning the notion of exoticism in German expressionist dance.

With a background in folk dance, cabaret and magic, she has developed a performative practice that has been acclaimed and deeply appreciated in her local context and has strongly influenced a number of young Balkan choreographers. She has performed with Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Sent M’Ahesa, Ivo Dimchev, among others, and together with writer Ana Vujanović, she ran a small travelling shop selling Balkan theoretical and artistic souvenirs. This will be the first occasion to gain insight into her seminal work up-close in Berlin.
The JULIUS-HANS-SPIEGEL-ZENTRUM - As a mobile research space, the Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum examines the interweaving of different dance cultures since the modern period.

CONCEPT/PERFORMANCE Dragana Bulut DRAMATUTGY Ana Vujanovic CURATED by Anna Wagner, Eike Wittrock PRODUCED by Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum GbR, in cooperation with the Internationalen Forschungskolleg Verflechtungen von Theaterkulturen, the Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With friendly support of Akt-Zent e.V..