İZLEK: Dynamics of Labour in Dance and Choreography in Istanbul

Discussing Choreographic Modes of Production In the Light of 4 Different Examples by 4 Generations of Artists

We invite all contributors of performing arts -artists, scholars, spectators etc.- to reflect upon and discuss certain dynamics of labour and creation under the title of choreography over four sessions comprising of presentations, film/video screenings and performances.

These sessions are intended as a sequel to İZLEK: a series of gatherings in which choreographic works and documentaries about dance were presented and discussed by artists, theoreticians and other participants through 2008 and 2009. Operating on the principle of “spectator as the host” especially within public spaces, İZLEK aims to contribute on behalf of contemporary performing arts toward the production of knowledge and formation of collective memory.

Also referring to the thematic title of amber’15, “Laboro Ergo Sum – I Work Therefore I Am”, the four sessions will focus on topics such as choreographer-performer relationship, virtuosity, craftsmanship, immaterial labour, volunteerism, autonomy, precarity, flexibility, collectivity, and correlation between working conditions, modes of production and aesthetics.

Aiming to strengthen the practices of solidarity and struggle in the dance scene, the driving force behind İZLEK is generated by the necessity and urgency of giving concrete expression to the ideas conceived during these sessions.

Program:

I. Session: Whose Voice?: Relation Between Choreographer, Performer and Spectator
Aydın Teker and Gizem Aksu / Erinç Aslanboğa

Performance: Hallo!

08 November Sunday 2015, 19:30 – – İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus, Energy Museum

II. Session Making of the Collective
Hareket Atölyesi / Funda Özokçu

Film: Ülke/Yol-culuk/Hafıza (Country/ Journey through Memory)

09 November Monday 2015, 19:30 – – İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus, Energy Museum

III. Session Space: Dreams, Construction, Transformation, Sharing

ÇAK (Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası) / Berna Kurt

Video Selection

13 November Friday 2015, 19:30 – İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus, Energy Museum

IV. Session Becoming Organized for the Sake of Existence and Visibility
Genç Koreograflar Etkinliği (Young Choreographers Event) / Sanatta Görünürlük Festivali (Visibility in Arts Festival)

Film/Performance: Selected Pieces

15 November Sunday 2015, 19:30 – – İstanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus, Energy Museum

Each session will last approximately 90 minutes, the language will be Turkish.

İZLEK: Dynamics of Labour in Dance and Choreography in Istanbul

Contributors: Ayşe Orhon, Funda Özokçu, Erinç Aslanboğa, Berna Kurt, Gizem Aksu, Ekmel Ertan, Aslı Mertan, Evren Erbatur, 66 Kolektif, İdil Kemer.

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