Heads Up on Myths

Concept and Performance: Deniz Atlı
Performance photos: Volkan Aykaç
Platform Dance Theatre – PDT
School of Hard Knocks
Lasts app. 15’

A performance that questions what it means to belong to a culture, an ethnicity or a nationality; which are defined within specific borders. How many generations of your family members can you define? Have you ever been curious about your inexplicit relatives? How many civilizations have crossed from the lands of your country until now?…

This performance also experiments an approach that combines movement and architectural languages in order to connect with the audience. The main topic of the performance initiated from the wisdom words of

“First, I learned to think.
Then, I learned to think the way they told me.
And then, I learned that the healthy thinking is to think out of borders.”

This performance was created for 2018 La Mama Moves! Festival in NYC, for Secret Journey: Stop Calling Them Dangerous performance, which curated by Yoshiko Chuma in collaboration with Movement Research. It has also been performed in Consortium for Research in Political Theory Conferences in July 2018 in Hacettepe University Crisis Meeting.