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EDUCATION & TRAINING


2015 – 2016                   Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts Studies

Warsaw Dance Department, Warsaw, Poland

2013 – 2015                   Contemporary Dance, Performance and Choreography

ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists’ Association, Istanbul, Turkey

2003 – 2008                  Boğaziçi University; Business Administration, Istanbul, Turkey

 

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE


Creator & Performer:

  • “Duyuyorum – Hearing” / Interactive Sound Installation

Sivil Düşün EU Programme Civil Society Forum, Ankara, 2017

LGBTQ Pride Week Exhibition, Galeri BU Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2017

  • “Fullmoon” / Dance Performance

Showings: Sanatta Görünürlük Festivali (2017); ÇATI (2015), Istanbul

Premier: KargART Performance Festival, Istanbul, 2015 – Selected

  • “Date” / Dance Performance

2nd Date; ÇATI, Istanbul, 2015

Premier: Long Thursday Art Event by Creative Cukurcuma, Istanbul, 2015 – Invited

  • “Dance on the Bridge”; Site-Specific Performance

Euroasia Marathon, Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, 2014

SzurSure Performances:

(SzurSure is a site-specific improvisation performance initiative co-founded by Müge Olacak)

  • 3 hours for 1 minute, Butoh performance, Piłsudski Square, Warsaw, 2016
  • “Sandwich”, Matka mojej Matki – Mothers Day Event, Warsaw, 2016 – Invited
  • “TorchOne”, Museums Night Event; Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, 2016 – Invited

Performer:

  • “Public Collection of Modern Art” by Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus, Salt Galata, Istanbul, 2016
  • “Today” by Paulina Święcańska & Ksenia Opria; Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Warsaw, 2016
  • “Move” by Nevin Aladağ, Artinternational, İstanbul, 2015
  • Butoh Site Specific Project, by Gonzalo Catalinas Gallego, Istanbul, 2015
  • “Butoh at ÇATI” Dance Project by Irem Calıkusu, Istanbul, 2014
  • Krama Dance Company Istanbul Project, 2014

Butoh Space Dance Performances:

(Directed by Tetsuro Fukuhara)

  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, 2016
  • Adım Sanat, Eskişehir, 2016
  • Space Dance Site-Specific Project, Istanbul & Bafa, 2014

Writer:

Teaching:

  • Movement Research and Improvisation – 2015-present

Leading weekly classes for creating improvisation by using body awareness techniques like meditation, yoga, somatic experiencing, breathing techniques; ÇATI Studio; Istanbul

  • “Body and Space” – 2016

Workshop designed for experiencing creation process of a site-specific performance by exercises for understanding and integration of body and space; Tasarım Köyü Izmir (Design Village Izmir)

  • “Silence in Movement” – 2014

Exploring peace with movement for Global ‘Peace One Day’ celebration event; ÇATI Studio, Istanbul

  • Miss Project – 2014

Body awareness workshops which is a combination of yoga and dance; Izmir

  • Yoga Teacher Training Assistance – 2014

Advayta Yoga, Istanbul

  • Certified Yoga Instructor – 2013-present

Led meditation and yoga classes to adults of all movement levels and ages at studios in Istanbul

Led yoga & meditation retreat; Datça-Muğla

Training:

2013 – 2014                     Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training; Advayta Yoga, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 – 2013                     Modern Dance Studies; Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 – 2012                     Go Beyond the Illusion; Trust Human Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

 

MARKETING AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE


May 2014 – Present                        Atelier Muse, Istanbul, Turkey

                                                             Founding Director & Performance Artist

Atelier Muse is a creative and innovative brand which has been established in order to put signature under the modernity with its genuine methods and projects. Atelier Muse that gives art education and art management consultancy services especially in relation to contemporary dance and performance fields, is a producing area between foundations, civil society organisations and art world.

Atelier Muse has been created by shouldering a special mission as banding projects of partners together, making new projects available for large mass and producing unique boutique projects correspondingly character of corporations or individuals.

Projects for ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists’ Association, İstanbul, Turkey

  • Bilgi University Social Incubation Centre Program coordinator,2016-2017
  • Dans Yazım, dance writing platform creation, 2016
  • Chorography Workshop Series, 2015-2016
  • International Contemporary Performance Almanac participation coordinator, 2015

Artists partnerships: Gizem Aksu, DaDans, Saadet Türköz, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Gonzalo Catalinas Gallego, Mustafa Kaplan, Erdem Gündüz, Talin Büyükkürkçiyan, Cansu Ergin, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Özlem Kaya, Nadia LeDrew, Murat Dürüm

Organisational partnerships: Impact Hub Istanbul, Music of Armenia, Salt, Gaia Dergi, Alt Art Center, Hungarian Cultural Center, KOM-L1 Organisation (HUN), A Corner in the World Festival, Mixer Art Center, Warsaw Dance Department, Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science, Pompka Foundation (PL), Köşe Performance Venue, Boğaziçi University Political Science Research Group

 

Sept 2014 – Nov 2015                 BİMSA / Teknosa, İstanbul, Turkey

Marketing Communications Consultant

 

Oct 2011 – Jul 2013                     VODAFONE A.Ş., İstanbul, Turkey

Corporate Segment Marketing, Associate Manager

 

Jun 2010 – Sept 2011                  FINANSBANK A.Ş., İstanbul, Turkey

SME Segment Marketing, Supervisor

 

Mar 2009 – May 2010                 FINANSBANK A.Ş., İstanbul, Turkey

SME Segment Marketing, Assistant Supervisor

 

Aug 2008 – Feb 2009                 FINANSBANK A.Ş., İstanbul, Turkey

Affluent Segment Marketing, Assistant Supervisor

 

Sept 2006 – Oct 2007                 YÖNTEM DIŞ TİCARET LTD. ŞTİ. , İstanbul, Turkey

Marketing, Adidas Assistant Brand Manager