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aKabi


“aKabi” is a work about the limits and possibilities of the body created by the use of unconventional shoes. The result is an extremely rigorous performance on the very edge of balance, a piece of stunning sculptural beauty.

Four dancers move around the stage in enormous platform shoes of varying heights and shapes. With each new pair of shoes the bodies undergo a transformation and, in so doing, trace the limits of their material presence.

While searching new possibilities of movement with and in spite of the shoes, a new body language emerges out of contradictions like balance/off balance, and symmetry/ asymmetry. The shoes become the most determining organs of the body, they even become autonomous creatures: they revolt against the whole body, they move and play independently in the air or on the floor. The bodies, in return, struggle to adjust themselves in this fury, they walk on the limits, and in this process they take tremendous risks. In Akabi we are faced with the imagery of the "human condition"; the struggle for existence and the capacity of transformation in a constant process of 'becoming'

Aylin Kalem

CREDITS

Concept and Choreography 
Aydin Teker

Created toghether with the dancers
Serap Meric
Ayse Orhon
Emre Olcay
Sebnem Yuksel

Dancers
Ayse Orhon
Burak Yamantürk
Serap Meriç
Serhat Kural
Sebnem Yüksel

Sound Design 
Manuel Mota 
Margarida Garcia

Light Design 
Jiv Wagner

Costumes 
Aysegul Alev

Shoes 
Ahmet Inceel

Production 
Bimeras / iDans (Istanbul - TK)

Coproduction 
Alkantara (Lisbon - PT)
Berliner Festspiele (Berlin - DE)
Something Great (Berlin - DE)

Management and Distribution
Something Great (Berlin - DE)