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Recording: 2011-11-27 , laborgras (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Canan Erek



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Is the absence of compulsion the same as freedom? Is a person free in his or her day-to-day life, or do certain things become compulsive much sooner than one would like to admit? Today, do we live in a forced freedom that is thrust back upon us? These contradictions are the point of departure for Canan Erek’s solo evening.

Tezat is an old Turkish word meaning contradiction. Contrasts that we experience in our thoughts and feelings produce a balance between two poles. They define everyday life – in both big and small ways. The first part of Tezat is devoted to the personal inconsistencies that quietly emerge on the inside when emotions and reasons are in conflict. Inspired by the writings of the philosopher Byung-Chul Han, Canan Erek explores the pressure to perform in everyday life during the second part of the program. As a result, the choreography opens up and questions the paradoxes of our society.

Cast & Credits

Concept / Choreography / Dance: Canan Erek
Assistant: Alessandra Defazio
Light: Lutz Deppe Costume: Osamu Arai
Sound: Carlos Sandoval

A production by Canan Erek in cooperation with the Tanzfabrik Berlin supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.


Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44 A
10999 Berlin

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