Body Double Stockholm Istanbul
Body Double gather eight choreographers based in Turkey and Sweden for a bilateral exchange project. First in May in Stockholm at MDT and then in December Istanbul at Alt Bomonti. The dramaturgy of the two gatherings is echoed at both places. They start off with two days of public shows by the guesting artists, followed by four days of artistic laboratory. The cities of Stockholm and Istanbul are in focus during the labs, where the artists mainly work in duos formed by a chance lottery. Collected materials will contribute to choreographic podcasts.
With Mustafa Kaplan, Peter Mills, Rani Nair, Ilyas Odman, Zoë Poluch, Filiz Sizanli, Björn Säfsten and Bahar Temiz.
The project has grown in a over more than two years long conversation mainly between choreographer Filiz Sizanli and curator Anna Efraimsson (of The Blob) with choreographer Björn Säfsten and the other artists.
Curated by: Anna Efraimsson/The Blob and Filiz Sizanli in conversation with Björn Säfsten.
Production: The Blob, Taldans, Firat Kusçu, Säfsten Produktion, Nordberg Movement.
Press and communication: Emelie Bergbohm – Bohm Bohm Room
Coproduction: Säfsten Produktion and MDT.
Supported by: Prof. Erol Nezih Orhon at the Anadolu University Faculty of communication sciences, Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, The City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.