Behind Fear

Better safe than sorry! In her new production Dragana Bulut stages choreographies of fear by exploring paradoxes of security and safety culture. Through the playful appropriation of safety and wellness procedures Behind Fear navigates external as well as an internal sense of safety and mechanisms through which our desire for it is constructed. The security guard team attempts to secure the viewer from the horror of the moving, lurking danger that is too quick to be captured, yet real enough to affect. When confronted with the dangers of the theater space we can fight, flight, freeze or take precautionary measures. But what if we take a risk to enjoy their dangerous beauty?

Concept, artistic direction, choreography and performance: Dragana Bulut
By and with: Caroline Neill Alexander, Tian Rotteveel, Mohanad Al-Rim, Nancy Meissner
Dramaturgical Advice: Maja Zimmermann, Thomas Schaupp
Music and Sound Design: Tian Rotteveel
Lighting Design: Elliott Cennetoglu
Stage Design: Jonas Maria Droste
Research collaboration: Minna Partanen
Research specialist: Franziska Dietrich, Julian Hanich, Alex Williams, Carnelian King, Ben Woodard, Sebastian Vogt
Production Management: Marit Buchmeier, Lisanne Grotz / xplusdrei Produktionsbüro
Teaser and Photos: Mate Ugrin
Thanks to: Bojana Cvejic ,Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Luka Ivanovic

Production: Dragana Bulut. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, PACT Zollverein (Essen). The realization of the project has been made possible with funding from the Capital Cultural Fund. 

Dragana Bulut “Behind Fear” | Teaser from HAU Hebbel am Ufer on Vimeo.