The solo dance piece Sahman-Grenze-Kuş deals with my experiences with the ruins of Ani located at the border of Armenia and Turkey. It explores the historical impact of the landscape, referring to themes of border tradition, traces and the transmission of memory. Through the play with different layers of presence and the combination of live performance with film material, the work intends to establish a dialogue between different media, temporalities and places.
Idea/Choreography/Dance Jasmin İhraç
Camera Leyla Cömert, Yusuf Emre Yalçin
Editing Noam Gorbat
Projection Natalia Sookias
Sound Jan Brauer, Matija Vojvodić
Music 'Denge' by Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Piano: Nare Karoyan
Artistic Advice Ayşe Orhon
Text Taniel Varoujan
Photos Leyla Cömert, Meike Denker, Jasmin İhraç, Natalia Sookias, Nicolas Beck, Dimitris Alexakis, Kadir Yeniaras, Ute Langkafel Maifoto
Premiere Dusseldorf, 3rd November, 2017, Gallery Kunst und Denker Contemporary
With the support of Kunststiftung NRW and Goethe Institute. Part of the research for this production was developed in 2017 in the frame of the project "Unacknowledged Loss" directed by Barbara Raes a project of HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported in the frame of Bündniss internationaler Produktionshäuer von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. With special thanks to Ricardo Carmona.
Inspiration Dancefilmproject 'K'ar' by Senem Gökçe Oğultekin