Born in Istanbul, Bahar Temiz studied philosophy at the Université de Paris IV-la Sorbonne, followed by studies in dance at the Artez Hogeschool voor de kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands) and choreography at Ex.e.r.ce 09/10 (Centre National de Montpellier, France). She holds a Masters degree in dance from Université de Paris VIII. Her master’s thesis, In and Out Sider, is the result of an auto-ethnographical research of two weeks spent within The Forsythe Company during the rehearsals of the piece Sider.
She is assisting theatre projects and leading workshops inspired by 16 Waves (invented by the choreographer Dylan Newcomb), dynamic and kundalini meditation (invented by Osho), different methods in body technics and different approaches in improvisation. While dealing with groups, she is interested in the concept of Game Theory (the study of models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers) in order to develop different strategies to move as a group without leadership.
She worked as a dancer and performer with Superamas, Erik Kaiel, Willi Dorner and Dylan Newcomb. She has been supported by APAP – Advancing Performing Arts Projects and the Platform 0090 with her solo project In Love. Her own work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey. She is currently working as a performer with Ivana Müller (Positions, Edges), collaborating with Maik Riebort on 2PCC and with Natalie Heller and Erinç Aslanboğa on a new project about the effects of climate change on migration patterns.
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