Canan Yücel Pekiçten


All About the Heart

© Pawel Wyszomirski

Contemporary dance artist Canan Yücel Pekiçten opens for the audience the doors of three women’s hearts as she brings her unconventional take on three female characters from three different masterpieces to the stage. The Queen of Der Zwerg Lied, title character from the first opera written in Finnish, Pohjan Neito, and the Cio-Cio-San of Madame Butterfly opera are given new life through her female-centric performance. With these three solo pieces we will witness the metamorphosis of three female characters that were created by a sexist point of view.

Nota: Single Ticket - 5€ | Ticket with discount - 2,50€ (for groups of 10 or more people, subject to prior reservation)
Tickets available in Teatro Taborda’s ticket office. Reservations: 924213570 / 218 854 190 / /
Ticket Collection: Your reserved tickets can be picked up in the performance day from 19h00 and until 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance (until 20h30).

​Canan Yücel Pekiçten

Canan Yücel Pekiçten is a dance artist, choreographer and a contemporary dance lecturer at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory Contemporary Dance Department in Istanbul. Her research and creations distort, challenge and revisit in depth the themes and cultural representations around orientalism, femininity or expressions of “Western” culture.
She presented her work internationally in Utrecht, Gdansk, Gothenburg, New York, Turin, Paris, Pamplona, Vilnius, and Amsterdam. She collaborates with Turkish and International choreographers and artists and participated in numerous festivals as well as 58th Venice Biennale.
She has been granted several artist residencies in Saari Residence (Kone Foundation, FI), 3eVaningen and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (SE), Movement Research (ArtsLink-NY), Espace Darja (MA) with Tanzhaus NRW (DE), Cité Internationale des Arts (FR), and Dansmakers Amsterdam within Be Mobile Program.

6 Mar 21:00

7 Mar 21:00

Teatro Taborda

Concept, Choreography & Dance Canan Yücel Pekiçten
Sound and Music Design Etem Kaplan
Voice Recordings Umut Tingür (Basso), Ozan Zencir (Piano) and Burcu Soysev (Soprano)
Video Canan Yücel Pekiçten, Metin Çavuş
Cinematography Canan Yücel Pekiçten, Soetkin Verstegen
Light Design Utku Kara
Special Thanks Kone Foundation, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Tuğçe Tuna, Bora Pekiçten, Ayrin Ersöz, Nurten Özata, Gun Lund

M/6 | 45 minutes

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