Zee is a dance piece in which the two performers find themselves in a continuous conversation. They go through physical, emotional and mental landscapes. This ongoing concentration simultaneously connects and isolates them in their solitude.
Bahar Temiz is interested in the concept of Game Theory in order to propose different models of conflict and cooperation in which participants, as intelligent decision-makers, can develop individual strategies to move as a group without hierarchy. The moment we are with one or many people, time weaves bonds between the solitudes of each and unites us in solidarity. The connection to one’s self, the other and the world intensifies and provides a sensation of change, transformation and revolution.
Zee is a meditation on togetherness and on how these negotiations define and divide individuals.
concept and choreography Bahar Temiz in collaboration with Daphne Koutsafti, Maik Riebort, Emmilou Rößling performers Daphne Koutsafti, Bahar Temiz Light Design Pol Matthé Sound Charo Calvo Technique Nele Verreyken Outside Eye Marc Vanrunxt, David Bergé
Thanks to Mesut Arslan, Meryem Bayram, Jasper Delbecke, Kerem Gelebek, Julien Lacroix, Lynda Rahal, Jonas Rutgeerts, Robrecht Ghesquière, Jan Maertens, Valerie de Visscher
Production Platform 0090 Coproduction le Ballet du Nord - Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix-Nord Pas de Calais, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Stuk Leuven, C-mine Cultuurcentruum Genk Hosted by CND, Centre National de la Danse in the frame of « mise à disposition de studio » and « Studio Lab » by Ménagerie de Verre, Paris With the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin
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 Platform 0090 and supported by Ballet du Nord, C-Mine, Stuk Leuven and Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats. www.bahartemiz.com
Daphne Koutsafti, born in Athens in 1986, studied German Language and Literature at the University of Athens. She worked as a performer with Lee Breuer, Eva Stefani, as an actress in « Stakaman » (2000) and « Les secrets de la ville » (2001). She moved to Paris where she studied contemporary dance at R.I.D.C. In 2012, she joined the Maguy Marin Company for the revival of « Salves » and the creation of « Nocturnes ». Over the four years within the company, she performed in « May B », « Umwelt » and collaborated in the creation of « BiT ». She works as a dancer, performer and actrice for different artists.
Charo Calvo studied physics at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, she was an active member of the theatre company of the university and became a dancer after an unexpected workshop given by an American dancer of Martha Graham Company in Madrid in 1980. She arrived in 1987 to Brussels as a founder member of the dance company Ultima Vez directed by Wim Vandekeybus. She started her studies on Electroacustic Composition at Conservatoire de Mons. Since then she has collaborated as composer and sound designer with many Belgian and international dance and theatre companies as Ultima Vez, Les Ballets C de la B, Jan Fabre Troubleyn, De Roovers, Haugen Productions, Lotte van den Berg, Iztok Kovac etc. charocalvo.org
Maik Riebort is a performer, choreographer and carpenter. His works emphasize on the process to be a product in dance. He taught « Viewpoints » at University of Fine Arts UDK in Berlin, Movimentos Festival in Wolfsburg and Tanzfabrik Berlin. He worked with Tino Sehgal, Felix M. Ott, collaborated with Ismael Ivo, Prof. Ingo Reulecke, Andreas Müller, Nir de Wolff, Theater Vorpommern, Teater Limfjord and Keith Hennessy. His own works were presented at Dublin Fringe Festival, Tanztage Berlin, Dock-11, Hau, Galerie Dieter Reitz, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Oktoberdanse Festival (Norway).
Emmilou Rößling, born in Berlin in 1991, is a choreographer, performer and author of texts. She graduated from the M.A. Choreography and Performance in Gießen. Her work evolves around questions of representation and perception of the body and objects in search of a performance mode beyond the spectacular and always striving towards some form of camouflage. Emmilou works with Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan, Ivana Müller, Monica Duncan, Romuald Krezel, Quast & Knoblich, Bahar Temiz and others. In 2017 she is recipient of the DanceWeb scholarship and is starting PAP Berlin’s three year-Mentoring Program with Alice Chauchat.
David Bergé lives in Athens and Brussels and looks at photography through the lens of the body. His work reveals and unfolds the complexity of layers urban space can consist of. The material he works with is organized time, which has so far been finding its form through silent Walk Pieces, durational photo-installations, performances and publications. Bergé’s work has been presented at various international art centers including Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp, KCB Belgrade, CAC in Vilnius, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), NETWERK Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, STUK arts center in Leuven, SALT Istanbul and Maison Particulière, Brussels. www.davidberge.be