Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Contemporary dance from Turkey

Mustafa Kaplan and Filiz Sizanli of Taldans

Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 25, 8pm

As part of Queens College's extensive Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present, Future programming, TaldansMustafa Kaplan and Feliz Sizanli--two of Turkey's most notable dance innovators--will present work at the college's Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The artists join colleague Ayşe Orhon, an emerging choreographer, for INFLUX: Turkish Contemporary Dance, a free event.

Scholar Gurur Ertem, artistic director of programming at iDANS (Istanbul International Dance and Performance Festival) will moderate a post-show Q&A. 

On February 22 (12:15pm), Ms. Ertem offer the free lecture, "The Contemporary Dance Scene in Istanbul," at Campbell Dome.

A sociology doctoral student at the New School for Social Research, Ertem is developing a thesis on the sociology of contemporary dance. She frequently writes about contemporary choreography and is the editor of 20.YY’da Dans Sanatı: Kuram ve Pratik (2007, Bogazici University Publications, Istanbul; Turkish); Çağdaş Dansta Solo? In Contemporary Dance (2007, Bimeras Publications, Istanbul; Turkish and English); and Dance on Time! (2009, Bimeras Publications, Istanbul; Turkish and English). 

Both events are hosted by Edisa Weeks, QC Drama, Theatre & Dance Department, in collaboration with the Kupferberg Center.

Admission: Free

For complete INFLUX programming information, click here or call the box office at 718 793-8080.

For information about all of Queens College's Year of Turkey events, click here.
Goldstein Theater, Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, Queens
(corner of Kissena Blvd and the LIE, Exit 24)

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