Production Details / Press Releases
Why did the 2013 Gezi protests in Istanbul fail? Aydin Teker believes it was down to a lack of communication among the protesters. And so this Turkish dance pioneer has developed her powerful lecture performance “Hallo!” as a possibility of exploring communication structures and making herself heard, but also as an examination of failure. Are we willing and able to listen to one another? “Hallo!” is a wake-up call and committed political statement which invites the audience into a dialogue that takes a different course every evening.
Aydin Teker occupies an exceptional position on the contemporary Turkish dance scene. She has worked for over 35 years in Istanbul, and is still one of Turkey’s most radical artists. She graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1973, and was an ensemble member of the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. Thanks to a scholarship in 1976 she went rst to London then to the US, where she studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been shown in numerous countries, for example at the Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and the Festival TransAmériques in Montreal.
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TFB Nr. 1219
Cast & Credits
Concept & Choreography: Aydin Teker
With: Gizem Aksu
Production Assistance: Yelin Bilgin
Distribution: Something Great
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):