FREQUENCY: BLUE | Atelier Muse
June, 30 Sunday | 18:30 - 20:30
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Practical Details

Atelier Muse as the curator and Circuit Istanbul as the venue of the program invites everyone to dance within "Frequency: Blue". We are starting with the presentation of Müge Olacak about dance writing and moving on with performances of artists Burcu Bilgiç, Ufuk Şenel and Aslı Bostancı.

18:30 / Dance writing as a learning practice, Presentation, Müge Olacak
19:10 / Partly moving presentation (Work-in-progress), Performance, Burcu Bilgiç
19:30 / Life is short, birds are flying, Performance, Ufuk Şenel
20:15 / Calling Vaikhari, Performance, Aslı Bostancı


In this presentation, Müge Olacak will present examples and practices about dance writing from Turkey and around the world. It is aimed to present different possibilities for whom want to write about dance and to discuss what we can do together.

Müge Olacak:

Presentation will start at one location, go through the space and end at another location in the same space. Viewers are advised to locate themselves based on this information. We kindly request viewers not to change their location after the presentation starts. It is advised to listen to the presenter’s voice if the presenter’s body is out of sight. Presenter’s body will enter the eye sight after a while.

Burcu Bilgiç:

Choreography: Ufuk Şenel
Dancers: Yiğit Ürkmez, Ufuk Şenel
Sound design: Volkan Ergen

Special thanks to Leyla Postalcıoğlu, Serap Meriç, İdil Kemer and Can Bora.

"Life is Short, Birds are Flying", has accumulated different experiences along the axes of intimacy and sincerity in approximately three years. It started along its journey with Meg Stuart’s workshop"Closer" and it continued on with research workshops on the concept of intimacy with different groups. During this process, it was purified. The final notion it arrived at was, everything that can bend can break. The project grounds this notion on human relations and it reveals that when we try to share with others the simplest actions we perform at the very core of our lives, it destroys our personal space. Hence, the greatest and the most unique breaking point starts within us. The artists delved into these points physically and emotionally and they searched for the purest movement and expression forms on stage by sometimes encountering their traumas and sometimes physically pushing each other to their limits. At this point, the concepts of consistency and sustainability became very important. The end of a relationship is a breaking point. However, this projects argues that the concept of hope is the main breaking point because everything that can transform and evolve holds the potential of sustainability. This gives us existential quality. To reach this point, we bend many times and most of the time we even think that we break. However, as long as we live, we will need to look together in the same direction, to sing the same song together and even watch the birds together. As the world is getting uncannier every day, this project believes that
the real breaking point is hope. Thus, it underlines that our complex and chaotic lives, and our selves that become monsters as we relate to each other, coincides again with “hoping”. That is the reason why these two bodies, which are moving in their simplest forms, are saying all the things that could be said in a relationship, but are still trying to look in the same direction and watch the birds together.

Ufuk Şenel:

Expansion of body’s density and creating a unified performance field, through body’s motional/rotational vibes supported by vocal vibrations, is the focal point of “calling vaikhari” performance. During this expedition, vocal vibes act not as an outer design element, but as an expression of body’s internal needs, tendencies and emotions through anatomy’s sound cords. Motional and vocal channels thru which the Source and intermediate are unified, whom upholds a potential statement, is the core of the performance. “calling vaikhari” is redesigned uniquely to every specific location and the recipients’ existence adds a final layer to this unification, with their presence felt and filtered during the performance. Therefor; multi-dimensional frequencies of space and audience are merged. With all this data, the performer creates her vibrational field, throughout the dynamic changes during the performance.
The term “vaikhari” is the audible stage of sound that living symbionts share during their wakeful consciousness. “calling vaikhari” is a singing body. a body transforming into sounds which it listens to. A bodyless memory whom the vibrations become. Indefinite listener, body filling sounds…space filling bodies, body filling space… For liberating sounds, let’s meet inside…

Aslı Bostancı: