PACT Zollverein |
8:00 p.m. Tickets
AYDIN TEKER Istanbul
One male and three female dancers appear on stage wearing shoes mounted on large blocks, which make it difficult for the dancers to move. The blocks force the dancers to move cautiously and in unfamiliar ways. The special poetry of this ballet develops from the interplay of weight and lightness, power and artistry.
“Originally, ‘aKabi’ was all about balance and asymmetry. The shoes were only a toy. During our work over the last two and a half years, the relationship between the body and shoe has become an essential element of the entire piece. Incidentally, “aKabi“ is an abbreviated form of the Turkish word ‘ayakkabi’,” explained dancer and choreographer Aydin Teker.
Aydin Teker started her career as a dancer with the Ankara State Opera before moving to England and New York for several years. After completing her education, she returned to Turkey in 1982. Since then, she has taught modern dance and choreography at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. She is one of the most important representatives of modern dance in Turkey.
Co-production: Bimeras / Istanbul, Alkantara / Lisbon, spielzeit‘europa / Berlin