Photo: Ebru Anıt Ahunbay

harS

concept, choreography: Aydın Teker

choreography, performance: Ayşe Orhon

"[...] This work consisting of a performer and a harp stands as a performative installation exposed on stage. The coupling of two distinct entities enhances the piece a sculptural quality with images of chimerical beauty. The conventional image of the harp as a static and two-dimensional object is overcome by shifting its plane and its vanishing points in a three-dimensional environment. Thus, each curve and line of the instrument is re-discovered in its geometrical design. The body is complementing the harp by filling its gaps in space. Thus, the robustness of the instrument is overturned by the malleability of the body.[...]" Aylin Kalem 30.11.07

 


Direction, choreography: Aydın Teker
Choreography, performance: Ayşe Orhon

Musical advice: Evrim Demirel/// Costume design: Ayşegül Alev/// Light design: Thomas Walgrave

Premiere May 10, 2008KunstenFESTIVALdesarts, Brussels

Thanks to: Ümit Tunak, Alper Maral, ÇATI (Contemporary Dance Artists Association -Istanbul), Ahmet İnceel

Production: Bimeras | iDANS (Istanbul) /// Co-production: Alkantara (Lisbon), Biennale Bonn (Bonn), Baltoscandal Festival (Rakvere), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam), KunstenFESTIVALdesarts (Brussels), Festival Culturescapes (Basel)

Project co-produced by NXT STP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Performances:
KunstenFESTIVALdesarts, Brussels, 10-11-13-14-15 May 2008
International Istanbul Theatre Festival, Istanbul, 21-22-23-24 May 2008
Alkantara Festival, Lisbon, 5-6-7 June 2008
Biennale Bonn, Bonn, 14-15 June 2008
Festival Baltoscandal, Rakvere, 3 July 2008
Tenth World Harp Congress, Amsterdam, 21 July 2008
De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 19-20-21 September 2008
4+4 Days in Motion, Prague, 10 October 2008
VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival, Modena, 14-15 October 2008
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, 16 November 2008*
Kaserne Basel, 18-20 November 2008*
Theater Chur, 22 November 2008*
Dampfzentrale, 29 November 2008*
 
* Within Festival Culturescapes