The solo dance piece Sahman-Grenze-Kuş deals with my experiences with the ruins of Ani located at the border of Armenia and Turkey. It explores the historical impact of the landscape, referring to themes of border tradition, traces and the transmission of memory. Through the play with different layers of presence and the combination of live performance with film material, the work intends to establish a dialogue between different media, temporalities and places.
Idea/Choreography/Dance Jasmin İhraç
Camera Leyla Cömert, Yusuf Emre Yalçin
Editing Noam Gorbat
Projection Natalia Sookias
Sound Jan Brauer, Matija Vojvodic
Music 'Denge' by Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Piano: Nare Karoyan
Artistic Advice Ayşe Orhon
Text Taniel Varoujan
Inspiration Dancefilmproject 'K'ar' by Senem Gökçe Oğultekin
Photos Leyla Cömert, Meike Denker, Jasmin İhraç, Natalia Sookias, Nicolas Beck, Dimitris Alexakis, Kadir Yeniaras
Premiere Dusseldorf, 3rd November, 2017, Gallery Kunst und Denker Contemporary
With the support of Kunststiftung NRW and Goethe Institute.
Part of the research was developed within the project "Unacknowledged Loss" (2017, HAU, Hebbel am Ufer). With special thanks to Ricardo Carmona.