Togetherness of Sensual Connectedness Ülkü Çağlayan
10 July Wednesday | 19:30 - 21:00 | 1.5 hours | 100 TL
Minimum 4, maximum 10 persons
No previous experience is required
Comfortable clothing that is not too tight is recommended as well as additional layers of clothing in case of sweating and/or feeling cold
Registration and upfront payment [or deposit] is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
The sensitive body, the sensual body, the sexual body, the breathing body, the moving body, the psychedelic body. The body that amazes us with its unexpected reactions and capacities. Can we become a sensual body, rather than an object-or subject-body? Can we experience its physicality and creation? Breath will facilitate our process with some mini movements while we lie down. Energies of other bodies and our dream world will be experienced within our own bodies.
In 2012, just after graduation [B.A. Koc University, P.G Dip. University of Arts London], she went to South Africa to be trained as a Breath and Life Coach in order to pursue her curiosity on the concept of self [who am I]. Her training included 160 hours of practical-theoretical knowledge and 2 years of travelling in South Africa, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey with the breath community that she was part of. During this period she worked as a facilitator, organiser and simultaneous translator of the trainer. She observed that the deepest learning for her occurred during the translation process and developed an interest in different levels of listening and their effects on communication. The dramatic changes that she experienced, combined with her focus on performative languages, came together in the founding of CIRCUIT Istanbul.
Since 2016 she has devoted her self to self-studies and alternative education centres to inquiry into body awareness, movement research and performance art, and found the opportunity to interact with specialists and academics she values. Bedirhan Dehmen [Physical Theatre course, Koc University], Michael Klein, Erin Manning [RICEonHydra] and Keith Henessey … Most recently, she completed the first part of Somatic Movement Teacher Training in Vienna.
Besides independently giving private breath sessions she offers, “MOVING BREATH” [a workshop combining movement and breath practices] to corporates and groups with her ‘movement facilitator’ partner. Her current breath and movement practice focuses on the nature of mind, change, and experimenting with new forms of dialogue, and investigates concepts of weirdness and provocation. She is currently a guest student at Koc University taking psychology classes.