“QUICK SCAN” for Re-lic / Berna Kurt

Dancers on the performance space… playing with Christmas ornaments which draw the lines of the fictional stage… the show begins… no more eye contact with the audience: fourth wall…

Solos, duets, trios, collective dances… sometimes a fixed rhythm… Individual reaction(s) against some physical, psychological, socio-political restraints?

Embracings… Trials of moving/becoming ‘together’?

A moment of dancing in a syncopated rhythm: 123, 123, 12… Hitting and making sounds out of the body,… Screams, talks, breathing… Some body music-like moments…

Dancing/walking in/out of the moving/fixed circle… arms up and down… Some ritualistic or folkloric-like moments…

Rich, multiple and diverse physicalities… a remarkable individuality in collectivity performers moving ‘together’ but not ‘synchronical

A nice and easy following for the audience not ‘demanding’ so much from us…

 (!!! Attention: the following part may include a spoiler !!!)

Surprising end: a video screening and a quote (by Mahatma Gandhi): “An Eye for an Eye Will Make the Whole World Blind not quite prepared for it? Or something ‘alien’ to the performance?: Christmas hopes for the ‘West’ but war and disaster for the ‘Rest’ (of the World)?

R e – l i c after Re-Rau

a k a “burn’t”

16 December 2016, Akbank Sanat / İstanbul

Concept – Choreography: Korhan Başaran

Dancers: Beril Şenöz, Umut Sevgul, Melissa Ugolini, Evrim Akyay, Kamola Rashidova, Canan Yücel Pekiçten

“Re-lic asks audiences to examine what we find most important in our lives, what we truly care about and how can we pay better attention to the world surrounding us. Even though it’s not always easy, human beings must find a way of sharing hope and finding light.”


Berna Kurt