Image: Ayşe Orhon

Image: Ayşe Orhon


SəS focuses on the state of the preverbal, before the language, playing with its primary elements such as breath, speech sounds and whistle. Considering today’s body as a geography, SəS aims to dig into the territories of human sound in relation to movement and gaze. Two different strata of movement, one gestural and one vocal are superimposed through one performing body. In this rhythmical play, movements merge and diverge with constant modulation, drawing perpetual landscapes produced by this fragile expedition.

Concept, choreography and performance: Ayşe Orhon / Sound: Olivier Renouf / Light, set: Andreas Harder / Costume: Christian Burle / Artistic advice: Litó Walkey / Sound advice: Burak Tamer / Research: Ayşe Orhon, Nihan Devecioğlu / Production management: Imma Scarpato

Premiere: 15 February 2019 Tanzfabrik OpenSpaces Berlin

Further dates: 16, 17 February 2019 Tanzfabrik OpenSpaces Berlin / June 2019 Centre National de Danse Paris

Production: Ayşe Orhon / Co-production: CN D Centre national de la danse (Paris), Tanzfabrik Berlin

Residency support: Studio La Liseuse / George Appaix (Marseille) / Support for research phase: ALT Sanat Mekanı, Bomontiada İstanbul (2017), Yeldeğirmeni Sanat/Municipality of Kadıköy in Istanbul (2016, 2017) / Special thanks to: Caroline Finkel

Rehearsals 2018/2019: Centre national de la danse Paris, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Studio La Liseuse / George Appaix Marseille

Preview in Figures in Air at Apartment Project Neukolln in the frame of Project Space Festival August 2018

'Five Studies on Barbarians', a station of the process as a duet, was performed by Ayşe Orhon and Nihan Devecioğlu within UTOPIA I project (Ibrahim Quraishi-Uli Glaser) at Mousonturm, Frankfurt -9, 22 April 2017

SeS  (working title 'barbarians)

 Image: Michaela Callaghan

Image: Michaela Callaghan