Bahar Temiz is a freelance dancer and choreographer, born in 1983 in Istanbul and lives in Paris. After her graduation from the French high school Saint-Joseph in Istanbul, she studied philosophy at the Université de Paris IV-la Sorbonne, followed by studies in dance at the Artez Dance Academy (Netherlands) and choreography at Ex.e.r.ce (Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier). She holds a Masters degree in dance from Université de Paris VIII. She worked as a dancer and performer with Erik Kaiel, Willi Dorner, Dylan Newcomb, Clément Layes, Superamas and Ivana Müller.
She is assisting theatre projects and leading workshops inspired by different energy-psychology methods. While dealing with groups, she is interested in the concept of Game Theory in order to propose different models of conflict and cooperation in which participants, as intelligent rational decision-makers, could develop individual strategies to move as a group without leadership.
Her work focuses on inviting the viewer to investigate one’s own narrative participation into the image making process and has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. She is working as a performer with Marc Vanrunxt on « White on White »; collaborating with Felix Mathias Ott on « M.A.R.S. » and currently working on her new project « Zee » produced by the Platform 0090 and supported by Ballet du Nord, C-Mine, Stuk Leuven and Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats.
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