PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, Turkey 2007- Present

Faculty at Performing Arts Department

         Teaching Movement Techniques, Performance & Technology and Bodies &

            Technologies classes at the Performing Arts Department

 

boDig Istanbul, Turkey 2007- Present

Co-founder

         Co-founded boDig with Aylin Kalem which is an an Istanbul based arts initiative

            focusing mainly on the issues of the body in contemporary and digital culture       

         boDig organized many festivals in Turkey and in France which showcased works of

            more than 70 different artists’ coming from 14 different countries

 

Choreographer/Performer– Europe & New York & Istanbul 2000- to the present

Modern Dance

          Performing in Prague and Istanbul, choreographer Berrak Yedek’s solo

            “Let me be…” (www.let-me-be.me)

          Movement direction of director Ipek Tasdan’s stage adaptation of Stephen Zweig’s

            “The Royal Game”

          Choreographed “Sahibinin Acisi” (written by Ipek Tasdan and directed by

             Turgay Dogan)

          Choreographed Turgay Dogan’s version of Falk Richter’s “Rausch”

          Created “Bir” a performance piece for Neighbours Exibition at Istanbul Modern

             Museum

          Co-created “Merdiven” a street performance as a parallel event for the 13th İstanbul

             Biennial (with Aylin Kalem)

          Co-created “Uykudan…” a performance piece for Istanbul Modern

             Museum’s 2013 YAP Exhibition (with Aylin Kalem)

          Created a performance piece for Elgiz Collection Opening at Çıragan Palace

          Co-created three original performance pieces for La la la Human Steps exhibition of

              Istanbul Modern Museum (with Aylin Kalem)

          “The Knot Theory” performed in boDig  festival in Garajistanbul, Rencontres

              Chorégraphiques de Carthage (Tunis), Centre des Arts (Enghien Les Bains-

              Paris)

          Created parts of her latest work “The Knot Theory” at L’animal a Lesquena in

             Barcelona/Spain and performed the work in Barcelona         

          Showcased her installation work at the Bjcem Biennial in Bari Italy

          Attended the Absent Interfaces lab in Vienna as a representative artist of Turkey

          Showcased her installation work at Tedance Festival in Lisbon/ Portugal

          Co-created “Vantage Point” performance piece commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov

            (with Jamie Allen)
          Created two pieces for an off-Broadway dance festival and danced as a principal                               

          Co-created “Vapor”, a multimedia dance performance -funded by NYU and Koc     

             Foundation (with Ron Goldin)                                                 

          Performed for Irina Poulos for the Onasis Foundation Dance Awards

          Choreographed pieces for Tisch Dance Department, 37th St. Dance Lab and

             Chasama  Theater at Times Square

          Performed in Nacho Duato’s “Jardi Tancat”

          Performed with choreographers like Linda Tarnay, James Sutton, Nicolo Fonte,   

             Candas Bas, Berrak Yedek, Djamel Fellouche, Lindsay Smith

 

Codice- Idee per la Cultura (Sponsored by TELECOM Italia) – Pisa, Italy 2006

Commissioned Multimedia Choreographer

         Co-arranged the performance section of the Festival

         Created two new Interactive performance pieces for the Technology Festival in collaboration with

           Luke R. Dubois and Jamie Allen

 

United Nations – New York, NY 2005

Interactive Installation Artist 

         Created the “first” interactive video installation piece to be exhibited at the  

           United Nations Headquarters

 

Baryshnikov Art Center – New York, NY 2005

Interactive Media Artist and Choreographer 

         Commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov to create a dance piece using interactive

              Technologies in collaboration with Jamie Allen

 

Dance Insider Magazine – New York, NY 2003-2005

New York Reviewer

          Reviewing classical and modern ballet performances for the Paris based magazine

 

EDUCATION

 

European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 2011-2016

Arts, Health & Society Division, PhD Program, (received Summa Cum Lade)

 

European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2010-2011

Arts, Health & Society Division, CAGS Program

 

New York University- New York, NY 2003-2005

Tisch School of the Arts, MPS Masters in Interactive Telecommunications (3.9 GPA)

 

New York University- New York, NY 2000-2003

Tisch School of the Arts, BFA in Dance with a minor in Economics (Honors Scholar)

 

AWARDS RECEIVED

 

2011: TUBITAK International Scientific Meeting Grant Programme Scholarship

2006: “Buyers Choice Award” for and interactive installation at the EXHIBITOR 2006

2005: Baryshnikov Art Center Fellowship

2004: Convivio Scholarship for the Interaction Design Summer Program

2004: Re-award of Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program Scholarship

2004: Rudin Interactive Telecommunications Award

2003: Awarded the Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program Scholarship

1991: Royal Academy of Ballet (London) Scholarship winner

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