Beyond Love

Beyond Love

Music for theater piece

1 hr 30 mins

Premiere: February 8, 2023, 19:30, HAU3, Berlin, Germany

Concept, artistic direction, choreography, and performance: Dragana Bulut
By and with: Caroline Neill Alexander, Andrew Hardwidge
Dramaturgy: Andrew Hardwidge
Music and Sound Design: Evelyn Saylor
Lighting Design: Fabian Bleich
Stage Design: Jonas Maria Droste, Dragana Bulut
Research specialists: Dr. Yuefang Shou, Kate Devlin
Production Management: Chris Wohlrab (TATWERK)
Assistance: Beatrice Zanesco
Teasers: Mate Ugrin
Press: Nora Gores
Thanks to: Bojana Cvejic, Florian Malzacher, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

Production: Dragana Bulut. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds. In cooperation with: TATWERK | Performative Research. Supported by: PhD research Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Realbotix. The research phase was co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen.

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Beyond Love on Tanzforum Berlin

Further Performances: Feb. 9, 19:30, Feb. 10, 18:00 & 21:00, Feb. 11, 18:00 & 21:00

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What is the future of love? In her new HAU co-production Dragana Bulut explores the commodification of love. Together with the companion robot Harmony, the two performers host the audience at the choreographic speed dating performance for a world in a crisis of intimacy. Through alternating between dating and performative scenarios, they explore the dilemmas of connection: How do dating platforms, relationships mediated by algorithms and love robots change the way we fall in love? If love needs reciprocity, can technology provide it? Or what might we scavenge from its failures? “Beyond Love” is the third part in Dragana Bulut’s trilogy probing the way the emotional spheres are choreographed by the forces of market commodification and technology. After “Behind Fear” and “Happyology – Tears of Joy”, it deals with love in the current third part.

Please note: the audience are part of the performance and interact with each other.

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