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Bahar Temiz / Platform 0090 & KVS

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.

“The world is constantly changing, and humans constantly develop new technologies to survive. I find that relentless drive depressing and exciting in equal measure.”

Bahar Temiz

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?


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…

Bahar Temiz was born in Istanbul and moved to Europe to study philosophy, at the Sorbonne in Paris, and dance, at the Artez Dance Academy in Netherlands. She has worked as a performer with, among others, Superamas and the choreographer Ivana Müller. In 2018 Marc Vanrunxt created the solo White on White for her. Bahar Temiz' own work as a choreographer is characterized by a strong visual language and a transdisciplinary approach. She draws inspiration from literature, philosophy and history. Her work has been shown in Europe, Lebanon and Turkey.


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 SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Bahar Temiz in samenwerking met/en la collaboration avec/in collaboration with Meryem Bayram ARTISTIEK ADVIES / CONSEIL ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ADVICE Marc Vanrunxt TECHNISCH DIRECTEUR / /DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Nele Verreyken PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Platform 0090 & KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION C-Takt, wpZimmer, Het Laatste Bedrijf RESIDENTIES / RESIDENCES / RESIDENCIES Workspace Brussels, wpZimmer, KVS 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