BAHAR TEMIZ/ULTIMA VEZ & KVS
A dot in space that nobody sees
A dot that is gradually dilating
That now, everybody can see
A dot that keeps expanding
A dot that isn’t a dot anymore
But a ball regenerating itself,
that can infinitely expand
Or at any time explode?
© Bahar Temiz
After the wonderful ICE, in which choreographer Bahar Temiz retraced the steps of the first polar explorers, she is now turning her gaze upwards. For her latest creation, PUNKT, she takes stories of the first balloon explorers as the starting point for her choreography. Flying meant leaving the ground a couple of meters for a couple seconds at first. But mankind wanted to reach higher and higher. And thus began the immeasurable race upwards …
New dimensions brought new perspectives. Reaching heights was an evolutionary process in which every ascent made earth look entirely different. Like a colorful, pretty and delicate place. Those who had sailed into infinite space felt a tingling excitement when gazing at their point of departure. The pictures of earth that were taken from the sky had a mythic impact as they allowed us to “take a better look at ourselves, with increasing truth”.
In PUNKT, Bahar Temiz, together with Amanda Barrio Charmelo and Igor Shyshko, walks the lines between dance and visual art. A sophisticated play of highs and lows is set against Pol Matthé’s scenography and to a soundscape by Charo Calvo. Temiz and her team play with perception, push against dimensions and take you into higher spheres.
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY BAHAR TEMIZCREATED WITH AMANDA BARRIO CHARMELO & IGOR SHYSHKO PERFORMANCE AMANDA BARRIO CHARMELO, IGOR SHYSHKO & BAHAR TEMIZSCENOGRAPHY AND LIGHTING DESIGN POL MATTHÉ SOUND DESIGN CHARO CALVODRAMATURGY DINA DOOREMAN
ARTISTIC ADVICE MARC VANRUNXT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR NELE VERREYKEN PRODUCTION MANAGER NADIA EL MAHI PRODUCTION KVS RESIDENCIES KVS, TANZBUERO SALZBURG, CND (studio provision)
PHOTOGRAPHY Danny Willems
02/09/2022 – TANZMESSE, Dusseldorf, D (open studio)
30/09/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE (avant-première)
01/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE
19/01/2023 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE (première)
20/01/2023 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE
21/01/2023 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE