Tümay KilinÇel


Tue 12.11., 20.00 h

Wed 13.11., 20.00 h
Artists' talk after the performance

Fri 15.11., 21.00 h


Künstlerhaus Mousonturm - Studio 1

approx. 60 Minutes
German Premier

If the Orient – according the cultural scientist and pioneer of post-colonialism Edward Said – is a European invention, then shouldn’t all oriental dances, often just called belly dancing, also be considered as a part of European dance history? Why does contemporary dance, which usually implies openness and a diversity of expression, exclude certain forms of dance, in this case belly dancing? In her new solo, Frankfurt-based choreographer Tümay Kılınçel turns existing perspectives around and integrates Oriental dances into the genealogy of the contemporary. How can the exotifying body image of women in belly dance be emancipated socially and thus turn into a means of empowerment? How can Kılınçel as an artist use this body practice without being placed into a prefabricated box?

Direction & Performance: Tümay Kılınçel

Dramaturgy: Berna Kurt

Outside Eye: Sherin Hegazy

Musicdesign & Live-Music: Leila Moon

Lightdesign: Camilla Vetters, Jost von Harleßem

Technical Direction: Jost von Harleßem

Assistance: Giannis Ntovas

Production Manager: Eva Kern, Franziska Schmidt (produktionsDOCK)
Special thanks Ya Tosiba für den Track Bobbas


A Production of Tümay Kılınçel
Coproduction Mousonturm Frankfurt/M., HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf

Supported by Nationale Performance Netz – Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, sponsored by Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and the Stadt Frankfurt am Main. The Project was also made possible by flausen+young artists in residence ein Stipendien-Modellprojekt vom theater wrede

Thanks to: Ali Adar, Amir Asady, Mariya Barashka, İpek Kılınçel, İsmet Kılınçel, Wera Mahne, Lisa Deniz Preugschat, Zadiel Şaşmaz, David Löffel Saltzmann, Gerd Weidig, İstanbul Oryantaller Eğitim Ve Kültür Derneği, Flausen Residenz Gruppe (Nora Amin, Nguyễn Baly, Hiba Shammout), Anna Dippert, Kim Kästli, Steven Wisard

Photos: Katharina Seibt and Flavio Karrer