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Bahar Temiz / KVS
Tue 05.07.2022 - Thu 06.10.2022

ICE is a choreography for a body and a bunch of ropes. Charismatic performer-choreographer Bahar Temiz develops a dance of discovery, overwhelm, endurance, survival and surrender. A physical tour de force full of wonderful imagery that invites viewers to navigate through time, space, and themselves.

Bahar Temiz starts from stories about polar explorers, and their expeditions to Antarctica in the beginning of the 20th century. Driven by a desire for discovery, they expose themselves to extreme conditions and put their lives at risk, and step into an unknown world of ice – a world that is now fading away. Past and future coexist under the dazzling crust of the cold.

The performance, amplified by the soundscape by Charo Calvo and the lighting design by Pol Matthé, is a hybrid of dance, theatre, architecture and visual arts. Within the contemplative universe of ICE, Temiz manipulates the ropes into fascinating landscapes and moving sculptures. Or are the ropes the ones manipulating her?

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Bahar Temiz on ICE

ICE is choreographed for a body and a bunch of ropes. Bahar Temiz starts from stories about polar explorers, and their expeditions to Antarctica in the beginning of the 20th century. Driven by a desir…

Excerpt from ICE

In 1901, Robert Falcon Scott leaves London for an expedition to Antarctica with 48 men under his command. His goal is to be the first man ever stepping on the white of the South Pole: the only place o…

Bahar Temiz (1983, Istanbul) studied philosophy at the University of Paris IV – La Sorbonne and dance
at the Artez Dance Academy in the Netherlands. She followed the Ex.e.r.ce 09/10 choreography training at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier and received Danceweb scholarship in 2012 from Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. She obtained a master’s degree in dance from the University of Paris VIII. She worked as a performer with Clément Layes, Superamas and Ivana Müller amongst others. In 2018, Marc Vanrunxt made for her the solo White on White. Bahar is inspired by literature, philosophy and history. Her works’ are characterised by a strong visual language and a transdisciplinary approach and were presented in Europe, Lebanon and Turkey. She is currently an associate artist of the KVS - represented by Ultima Vez - and working on the continuation of the trilogy: ICE - PUNKT - CONCRETE.


CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE Bahar Temiz IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Maik Riebort TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Michael De Cock & Bahar Temiz GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SON / SOUND DESIGN Charo Calvo LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Pol Matthé DRAMATURGIE Kristin Rogghe ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT DRAMATURGIE Lena Vercauteren ARTISTIEK ADVIES OVER DE SCENOGRAFIE / CONSEIL ARTISTIQUE SUR LA SCÉNOGRAPHIE / ARTISTIC ADVICE ON SCENOGRAPHY Meryem Bayram ARTISTIEK ADVIES / CONSEIL ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ADVICE Marc Vanrunxt TECHNISCH DIRECTEUR / /DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Nele Verreyken PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS & Platform 0090 COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION C-Takt, wpZimmer, Het Laatste Bedrijf RESIDENTIES / RESIDENCES / RESIDENCIES Workspace Brussels, wpZimmer, KVS SPREIDING / DIFFUSION / DISTRIBUTION KVS & Ultima Vez MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / SUPPORTED BY Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum, de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid en Gallop Tax Shelter / the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government and Gallop Tax Shelter, SACD MET DANK AAN / MERCI A / THANKS TO Michael De Cock, Dina Dooreman, Charo Calvo, Maru Mushtrieva, Kathy Van den Bossche, Catherine Vervaecke, Valerie De Visscher, Heidi Ehrhart, Špela Tušar, Povilas Bastys, Nancy Colman, Sarp Karaer, Bram Moriau