Can the body transform into space and the space transform into sound? Is the functional always the useful?
In Dokuman Taldans explore the mechanisms of movement, sound, and rhythm of a textile factory in Linz. In 2009, Filiz Sızanlı, Mustafa Kaplan, Kerem Gelebek and Loup Abromovic did the choreographic research and performed, Cevdet Erek designed and performed the sound, Erki de Vries did the scenography, Yüksel Aymaz designed the light, with Gurur Ertem as the dramaturg.
In 2018, Mustafa Kaplan and Filiz Sızanlı revisit DO KU MAN’s concept and choreography with a fresh interpretation and with a new and larger cast. The tasks of moving sound in space, creating sound blocks, and generating modular structures are now taken over by eight performers.
Thanks to 2009 co-Producers Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture, Festival Montpellier Danse 2009 & 0090 Kunsten Festival; 2009 production’s supporters Dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France, juillet 2009 – mars 2010 « Turquie et merveilles », Productiehuis Rotterdam & De Singel Internationale Kunstcampus, Sinan Kestelli, Sima Can Kaplan, Gizem Bilgen, Aslı Bostancı, Kerem Özel, Ha Za Vu Zu, Çatı Contemporary Dance Artists Association, MSGSÜ Çağdaş Dans ASD for the venue support
Concept and Choreography: Filiz Sızanlı, Mustafa Kaplan, Taldans
Light Design: Utku Kara
Performers: Burcu Uçatenik, Ekin Tunceli, Jasmin İhraç, Fatih Gençkal, Fırat Kuşçu, Melih Kıraç, Sedef Gökçe, Yazı Ece Köz
Project Coordinator: Fırat Kuşçu
Premiere: 1.December.2018, IKSV 22. Istanbul Theatre Festival, Istanbul, TURKEY