Within its 6th edition, iDANS Festival organized the meeting “Alternative Pedagogies in Contemporary Dance Education” as part of the series “Teaching the Teachers”. The session was short, yet it was efficient enough to bring into light the major approaches and questions (or the lack thereof) in contemporary dance education in Istanbul. Read more
6. iDANS Festivali’nin Ekim ayı programının son performansı olan Toshiki Okada’nın yönetmenliğini yaptığı Acı Biber, Klima ve Veda Konuşması gösterimi, festivalin ilk bölümü için unutulmayacak bir kapanış, Mayıs ayındaki ikinci bölümüne kadarki heyecanlı bekleyiş için ise umutlu bir başlangıç olarak hafızalarda yer etti. Read more
Ceren Can Aydın
Saburo Teshigawara’nın Obsession (Saplantı) isimli koreografisi Luis Buñuel’in senaryosunu Salvador Dalí ile birlikte yazdığı, sanat sinemasının kurucu filmlerinden sayılan, 1929 yapımı meşhur Endülüs Köpeği filmine bir nazire. Read more
Ceren Can Aydın
Or what is an artist, a musician, an audience, a critique, an architect?… Well, what is art? How ‘s a work of art understood, or is it at all understandable?
Ayşe Orhon directs the questions above to all of the components of what we call ‘art’ in her performance, ‘Many’, she exhibited at garajistanbul in 8/9 November 2011. Orhon has set the subject of her dissertation as ‘Permeable Manifestations’ at the Master of Choreography Program in Amsterdam and, as far as I understand, this piece of dance is the fieldwork of her thesis or possibly just a part of it. The artist questions the circumstances she understands, does not understand and she thinks she is not understood, and the people, both from her own and other disciplines, who have more or less become a part of her own history. She questions her very own self in us. Her answer is evident: I am MANY -as many as the signs infused into my body as a dancer, but, at the same time, as many and multi-layered as the questions, answers, images crossing my mind. Read more
Nóra Bükki Gálla
The architect’s eye looks for the mechanism that makes things work, the structure behind the form. In a performance that connects theory and abstraction with the reality of the stage, Filiz Sizanli attempts to show us how the conventional usage of stage space can be challenged, while playing with the interchangeability of dimensions. Drawing a parallel between dynamism and stability, science and art, we find new ways to explore, analyze and describe motion.
Nóra Bükki Gálla
Being a tourist you are pampered and challenged at the same time: people don’t expect you to keep the rules but on the other hand (since they don’t know your ‘world’, your context) they reflect an image that you might prefer not to see of yourself – and wouldn’t have to anyway, were it not for the simple fact that you are a tourist.
Gabriele Reuter takes that idea: the figure of a foreigner we cannot really identify with, still accept and even grow to love in a way, multiplies it by four and (unfortunately enough for both audience and choreographer) thinks this is enough to make a statement of art. No wonder it isn’t. She tries hard though, dresses her performers in parachutes, jungle costumes and Eskimo wear, adds some truly interesting movement material, and her performers are gregariously confident… Still. Or should we say, all the more…? Read more