29.06.2022 / 18:00


A Simultaneous Dance Performance for Public Spaces Based on Lockdown Improvisations

Moves between bed and cupboard, a classic variation in front of the kitchenette. Release on the balcony. Home videos from the lockdown in Spring 2020. Soloistic. Pandemic. Uploaded to social media. There are all testimonies to the urge of the dancers and choreographers to dance and remain visible. Ceren Oran uses these finds for her performance “ The Urge” and takes it out onto the streets.

The Urge refers to our current environment the pandemic, which has held us captive for a year and a half, focusing on collective trauma and individual behaviour in it. The interaction of every individual, during a crisis experienced by the whole of society, will be looked at under a magnifying glass and transformed into choreographic pictures, which will entrance through the contrast between strong, common unanimous phrases and the resulting individual solos. A large role is played by Oran’s long term music collaborator Hüseyin Evirgen, co- determines the dramaturgy and of the choreography with changing rhythm and dynamics. This is completed by electronic music with the live musician in each city Simon Couratier, Jeannot Salvatori, Jean-Baptiste Charlot, who increases the contrast between collective and individual on a musical level.

The premiere of the The Urge took Place simultaneously in Munich Berlin and Cologne on may 8 th at the DANCE 2021 Festival. Due to the pandemic restrictions, it debuted as a digital livestream. For this reason the choreographer and her team are looking forward all the more, to performing live in public spaces in Munich. Ceren Oran has a desire to bring dance into the community in the city:

“ To perform in public spaces means taking rists and coming in contact with lots of different people instead of just performing for an elite audience – it means having a broad spectrum of honest feedback. I believe in the fascinating, contagious and inspiring power of dance: Contemporary dance should be available for everybody – anytime and anyplace.” (Ceren Oran)

Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography:: Ceren Oran
Choreographic Collaboration: Maayan Reiter, Rotem Weismann
Dramaturgical Accompaniment: Karolína Hejnová
Studying: Jin Lee
Dancing: Klára Ešnerová, Michal Heriban, Michaela Kadlčíková, Tomáš Pražák, Jana Ryšlavá
Music: Hüseyin Evirgen, Marcela Kučová


length 35 minutes

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