DANCE WITH DIFFERENT BODIES – 3 DECEMBER INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
- SGKM Auditorium
Celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2018, the Dance with Different Bodies project was started by dancer, choreographer, dance therapist and academic Tuğçe Tuna in İstanbul in 2001.
The first of its kind in Turkey, Dance with Different Bodies is an art ensemble whose movement research methods are disseminated and whose performances are keenly anticipated on international platforms.
Focusing on the diversity and transformation of the cognitive, sensual and plastic structure of the body, with people of different physical features, the ensemble continues its work with various workshops and performances.
Tuğçe Tuna, who is responsible for the concept, choreography, text and direction of the performances, sums up her outlook on the project with the following words: “While aiming to approach the body with a new perception and depart from conventional aesthetic judgements with the Dance with Different Bodies works and workshops, I also research the ability of directing the body with distinct physical conditions and the relevant ways of expression...”
Educating its own artists, the project focuses on what “disability” is, who and what it belongs to, while questioning such concepts as the “disabled body”, which lead to discrimination.
Among the dancers working with the project are Sedat Akçam, Pınar Akyüz, Sezer Arıçay, Begüm Balcıoğlu, Gülçin Erdiş, Muhsin Öngel, Gasia Papazyan, Kerim Keküç, Sinan Özer, Aynur Yıldırım and Tuğçe Tuna. Working with Vahit Tuna, Fati Fehmiju, Marianne Faithfull and Ah Kosmos! for music and sound design, the project’s graphic designer is Vahit Tuna.
- FREE OF CHARGE