This workshop focuses on circle dances from Turkey’s protest landscape and explores how dance facilitates interconnectivity and trans-local allyships among participants of the choreographic action. It reveals how folk-dance circles, where bodies align equally and horizontally, can manifest and subvert various forms of hierarchies based on abilities, identities, and competencies. We will develop bodily forms of engagement with history and tradition while looking into flexible connections between dance, politics, resistance, and diaspora. No previous dance experience is needed.
PhD, studied at UCLA and is currently Professor of Dance, Music and Performance in Global Contexts at the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance. Her research intersects dance and performance studies, sociology, and political theory and applies choreographic and ethnographic methods. Her recent contribution, Tanzen/Teilen – Dancing/Sharing, is a co-edited volume published by Transcript (2022).
Limited number of participants