Concept and choreography: Aydin Teker
Performance: Gizem Aksu
Duration: 70 min.
Hallo! is a performance about not hearing and not being heard. It is a performance in two parts.
Aydın Teker has created this performance in the aftermath of “Gezi”* as a political statement reflecting on protests and how they were perceived by various factions. The performance puts the audience in the center along with the performer Gizem Aksu. Hearing, listening yet being helpless and disconnected. Every performance creates a one time, never to be repeated piece changing with the audience. In the second part of the performance where the audience has the chance to voice their feelings and thoughts about the performance people reveal how they relate to the piece and how it relates to their lives.
This performance is a result of a hopeless and helpless time after “Gezi” for Aydın Teker. At a time when she started thinking that “nothing she ever did had a meaning” Ms. Teker realized that people were talking but not really listening. This helpless moment of not being heard moved her to choreograph this performance. One can observe the audience and how the feeling of “not being heard” affects them as the performance progresses.
* Gezi, is the name of a park in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, which was to be demolished by the government, upon which an unorganized protest wave took over for a period of time starting May 28th 2013.
For more information: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gezi_Park_protests
Revolutions Unheard interview for Tanz im August Festival, Berlin, Gurur Ertem
Past Performances Moda Sahnesi, Istanbul, 20 March 2015 Hestia, Istanbul, 11 April 2015 Moda Sahnesi, Istanbul, 14 April 2015 Köşe Yeldeğirmeni, Istanbul, 18 April 2015 Köşe Yeldeğirmeni, Istanbul, 2 May 2015 Moda Sahnesi, 20 May 2015 Çıplak Ayaklar Stüdyosu, Istanbul, 30 May 2015 Friterm Tuzla, Istanbul, June 2015 Kimin Sesi? Santralistanbul, Istanbul, 8 November 2015 Moda Sahnesi, Istanbul, 13 November 2015 Galata Perform, Istanbul, 28 February 2016 Nilüfer Sanat, Bursa, 12 March 2016 Hane Ayvalık, Balıkesir, 16-17 March 2016 Açık Stüdyo, Izmir, 26 March 2016 Çıplak Ayaklar Stüdyosu, Istanbul, 1 April 2016 Ar Kültür, Iflah Olmaz Kadınlar Sergisi, Istanbul, 21 May 2016 Hane Ayvalık, Balıkesir, 24 March 2017 Tanz im August Festival, Berlin, 22-23-24-25 August 2018 Festival del Silenzo, Milano, 3-4-5 May 2019