Curated by Selen Ansen, Arter’s Performance Programme continues with the dance piece Data Shadow (work in progress) by Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası, as part of the programme’s second section titled Participation.
Data Shadow inquires the relationship between dance and memory by inviting the audience to experience dance as the performance of memory. Taking its cue from personal memories and setting the collective memory of dance into motion, the choreography created by Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası brings on stage the recording and the transmission of dance from the past to the future while drawing attention to the transience of every movement made. Contemplating on dance as an artistic discipline which is impossible to conserve in its entirety due to its transient character, Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası imagines the possibility for multiple memories and moments which exist independently to constitute part of a single narrative in the future.
Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası was established as a “land of dreams” in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul in 2003. The company, mainly constituted by dancers trained in contemporary dance, has valued collective practice and attempted to produce its own language since its inception. Their independent productions Why, İnçu, and Çima, were followed by more recent performances, including Reverse Ocean, Control, You Are Not a Fish After All, A Girl Is Born, and Journey with Gomidas.
Produced with the support of Arter, Data Shadow will premiere on Saturday, 11 January, 18:00 . The dance piece can also be seen on Sunday, 12 January, 18:00 at Arter’s performance hall Karbon.
Tickets at Arter. Admission: 40 TL, Discounted: 30 TL.
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Choreography: Melih Kıraç
Creative Dancers: Aslı Öztürk, Büşra Firidin, Mihran Tomasyan, Melih Kıraç
Advisor: Duygu Güngör
Lighting Design and Application: Utku Kara
Sound Design: Berkant ‘doktor’ Kılıçkap
Costume: Selen Hayal
Photography: Cihan Bacak, Osman Nuri İyem
Director of Photography: Barış Özbiçer
Camera Assistant: Dimitri Mikhaylov
Camera: Osman Nuri İyem, Muhtar Pattabanoğlu
Sound: Murat Şenürkmez
Editing: Doruk Kaya