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Ana Dubljević

Ana Dubljević was born in 1980 in Serbia. Dubljević has a B.A. degree in fine arts and a degree as a yoga instructor. She is a performer, dancer and a choreographer. She is an active member Station Service for contemporary dance in Belgrade.

Her educational and artistic development in contemporary dance and choreography was realised through different sorts of non-institutional platforms such as Fostering Creativity and InteatroFestival Academy in 2006, DanceWEB/ImpulsTanz in 2007, the NOMAD Dance Academy in 2008, Enparts Campus in 2010. Dubljević is a supported artist within the APAP Network, took part in The Curatorial Project in 2011 and had residencies like Lifelong Burning with Workspace Brussels in 2013, Jardin d’Europe in Cullberg Theater in 2012 and in the Mogosoaia Center in 2008. 

As a performer Ana was working with choreographers and theater directors including Dalija Acin, Isidora Stanisic, Aleksandar Popovski and Andjelka Nikolic, and was part of different awarded performances. Some of her choreographic performances are It, Let's start from the beginning, Performance that is not called pussies in dicks, Tell them about the dream and Temporaries. She is focused on collaborations and interested in exploring various ways of creating within non-hierarchical structures.

Her artistic interest dwells around "dancing" concepts, questions, relations, languages and bodies. The focus of her work is on the one hand on the "politicality" of art and art work, and on the other – the "politicality" of our everyday individual and collective lives, today. Looking from this perspective, questions about identity appear often. Specifically, Ana is interested in the issue of the self-construction of identity in relation with the society. Asked about identity, Ana replies that she would like it to be a research on love and other politics. A research on the anarchoqueer theory and practice as a form of resistance, something like: How do we relate to people emotionally and sexually? How have these types of  relationships largely been determined by oppressive systems such as patriarchy, heteronormativity, capitalism, families, culture, and the state – systems that we do not believe in, and which we are constantly  rethinking and struggling to dismantle?