Graf – 2006

Choreography and interpretation: Mustafa Kaplan / Filiz Sızanlı
Sound and music: Cevdet Erek
Stage design: Erki De Vries with Filiz Sızanlı and Mustafa Kaplan
Costume: Naz Erayda
Text: Kerem Kurdoğlu
Light design: Yann Marrusich
Co-production:  ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artist Association and Montpellier Danse Festival, French Institute Istanbul, Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine Saint-Denis, CND Paris
Première: Montpellier Danse, June 2006

60 min.

Focusing on remembering and forgetting. Within this frame, we have the intention to reflect on our background education: engineering and architecture. This situation made us think about remembering and forgetting. Getting lost in the further past and more specifically remembering our learning experience. Our question is: “How can we perceive something as if it is our first experience; face something we have already known or something we have forgotten?” These remembrances allowed us to focus on the relation between machine and space.

We also want to see the transformation of body and kinaesthetic energy into other forms.  We are interested in the extension of the body (like sound-volume) and skin-surface relation, as we are working with bending the space with the distortion of the perception.

We collaborated with the fine artist Erki De Vries for the scenography and we worked with Cevdet Erek for sound and music design; both performing live along with the dancers. These collaborations mostly affected the research on movement and the dramaturgy of the project.

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Past Performances
Febr.’12 / Hors-Saison, Paris, FRANCE
Nov.’08 / Culturescapes-Turkei, Geneva – Basel – Bern, SWITZERLAND
June’08 / Biennale Bonn, GERMANY
February’08 / 0090 Kunstenfestival, Anvers, BELGIUM
December’07 / garajistanbul, Istanbul, TURKEY
June’07 / Istanbul Dance Festival, Istanbul TURKEY
May’07 / Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, FRANCE
June’06 / Festival Montpellier Danse, Montpellier, FRANCE