Production Details / Press Releases
Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum / TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
Nuray Demir and Tümay Kılınçel transgress the boundaries of dance and visual art. They enter spaces of ignorance and try to transform attributed forms and movement into irritations. Cultural memory is dragged into the center of focus and they overwrite themselves as imaginations of otherness. In a foggy field, fashion becomes the object of explosive semiotic analysis.
TÜMAY KILINÇEL studied Dance, Context, Choreography at the HZT Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin und created LOVE, a party performance installation, as her final project for the MA Choreography and Performance at the Justus Liebig Universität. She was awarded a danceweb scholarship for ImPulsTanz Vienna in 2011. Together with the collective Dreamland she conceived the performance Dreamland: How Things Go for Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf. In the frame of Freischwimmer 2014 Tümay Kılınçel created the performance installation Dance Box that is successfully touring since. Recently she collaborated as a choreographer with Wera Mahne on WACH? at Forum Freies Theater. She works as a freelance artist in Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf and Berlin.
NURAY DEMIR studied visual arts at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Marseille the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien and currently at the HfBK Hamburg. Besides wage labor for various galleries, research projects and universities, she prefers to work artistically in interdisciplinary (research) groups, amongst other at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Worpswede Artists’ Residencies and Kampnagel Hamburg. 2015 Nuray Demir was co-curator of HAMAMNESS in the frame of Live Art Festival at Kampnagel Hamburg
The JULIUS-HANS-SPIEGEL-ZENTRUM is an itinerant research center, which investigates the interweaving of dance cultures since modernity. In residencies of four weeks, five choreographers from Berlin and Frankfurt have developed critical perspectives on the exoticisms of modern dance. First results of their research are now being shown in short archive works during Tanztage Berlin. Starting point of their investigation was an archive box from the photo collection of the Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek in Berlin: Kasten Nr. 942n Exotischer Tanz. The classification logic of this archive box, which strongly discriminates between modern and traditional, foreign and familiar, makes the mechanisms of exclusion in modern dance visible that still are at work in contemporary dance.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE: Tümay Kılınçel, Nuray Demir
THANKS to Murat Erman Aksoy, Ahmet Sıtkı Demir, Narges Hashempour, Arnita Jaunsubrena, Wera Maha, Lidy Mouw, Amir Saemian, Therese Wenzel and Manu, Berkay Yahya, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Dominik Zippe and the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”, Freie Universität Berlin
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Anna Wagner, Eike Wittrock
SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION: Tessa Jahn
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Katharina Fenderl
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Dominik Zippe
A production by Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum GbR, in cooperation with Internationales Forschungskolleg Verflechtungen von Theaterkulturen, Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Capital Culture Fund.
Supported by Akt-Zent e.V.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):