Project: Dr Ulrike M Vieten (Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice & School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work)
Co-Production: Queen’s University Belfast – Tiyatro Medresesi – Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası
Concept and Execution: Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası
Performers: Aslı Öztürk, Duygu Güngör, Melih Kıraç, Mihran Tomasyan
Sound Design: Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç
Lighting Design: Mihran Tomasyan
Lighting Technician: Yasin Gültepe
Video Mapping: Ezgi Kaplan
Photography: Atalay Yeni
Poster: Ezgi Kaplan
Project Coordinator: Dilek Aydın
Project Interns: İrem Avcı, Ufuk Fakioğlu
Camera: Dilek Aydın, Ezgi Kaplan, Muhtar Pattabanoğlu, Engin Meral
Technical Support: Berkant ‘Doktor’Kılıçkap, Muhtar Pattabanoğlu, Mevlüt Yaman, Ulaş Yatkın, Utku Kara
Founded in 2003, Çıplak Ayaklar Dance Company has always been in touch with different fields and disciplines, and has got excited for new works developing though these connections. The company has produced many pieces in collaboration with different artists and institutions for more than a decade.
This performance you are about to see is the result of such collaboration. Dr. Ulrike M. Vieten from The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice of Queen’s University Belfast invited our company to work on the topic of “Loss and Displacement”. It was very interesting for us to be able to ponder on this very actual theme.
Who knows how many people have been displaced and had to leave their homes, while we were looking through personal meanings of this theme and falling in silent moments quite often.
Refining this broad issue into an artistic outcome has sometimes come through an improvisation, and sometimes through the connection of our feelings that we were
investigating deeper. At the end, this sharing, despite maybe being just a representation of a state of mind, has led us to further understand each other and to look deeper into some
fractions happening right now. It has motivated us to sympathize with suffering parts of the global community while searching for the things that make us human.
This Dance Performance is Part of the DfE-GCRF research grant for the pilot project ‘Loss and the Language of Dance: embodying displacement in Turkey’