“Woman Running with the River” – The Myth of the River

FLYER_JPG

“Woman Running with the River”

          The Myth of the River

A dancetheatre piece by Gonca Gümüşayak

Accademia Teatro Dimitri – Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, final production.

3 May 2019, 20.30 Premier and 4 May 2019, 18:00 @ Teatro Paravento, Locarno, Switzerland

Choreography, Concept: Gonca Gümüşayak

Performance: Gonca Gümüşayak, Lia Schädler, Martin Durrmann,

Video & Sound Editing: Adrien Borruat

External Eye: Evren Erbatur

Lights: Christoph Siegenthaler

Film assistant, Graphics: Silvia Sabogal

Technics: Adrien Borruat, Ayhan Malkoç

Music of Goran Bregovic, ‘Ederlezi’ song is referenced, sang by Vale Völcker in the film Music of Andrea Guerra  ‘Una Lettare Mai Letta’ is referenced.

It is a dance theatre piece with no text. (+12 years old)

“Woman Running with the River” is about a new creation myth of humankind. The performance begins with an encounter of a woman and a man, starting from a learned patriarchal relationship. An unequal balance of power relation splits the woman’s integrity as a subject that makes her question and look for a change. She goes through a journey by the river where she discovers the equal ‘origin of life’. “The myth of the river” empowers her integrity.                                                                               – Gonca Gümüşayak-

 

“The permanent quest of human has always been to question the creation, to understand the nature and the universe. By the help of myth, the fiction and the reality intersects. The performance proposes a journey full of images inspired by the symbolic aspects of the myth. The present, the past and the future were brought together to establish a new present. Different layers were constructed from the parts to the whole, from the surface to the deep, from the visible to the invisible. The effort in the realization of “The Woman Running with the River” is a critique of the dictator that effects human’s actions and thoughts internally and externally, and the patriarchal system which dominates it.”                          – Evren Erbatur-

Gonca Gümüşayak is a choreographer and contemporary dancer in field of physical theatre. She is a studied sociology and choreography, which makes her sensitive to social issues in her artistic creations. Since 2010 she initiated “Performance Planet”, where she creates performing arts project with collective of artists in İstanbul. Her early projects are “Hayali and Sureti”, “Liquid Politics”, “ Silent Scream”, “Re-birth”.

Evren Erbatur is a freelance dramaturge & lecturer who lives in Istanbul, Turkey.  She especially works on dramaturgy of the body and creative physical expressions. She studies on her doctoral dissertation which is about embodiment and memory. She produces/performs her own projects as ; “Don’t Afraid of My Questions”, I Am Only a Dramaturge”, “False”, “The Voice of the Flesh”.

Martin Durrmann was born in France, studied physiotherapy. Since 2012 he has been performing as actor in improvisation theatre. He is studying Bachelors in Accademia Teatro Dimitri.

Lia Schädler is a physical theatre performer based in Basel. She has just been graduated from Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 2018. In 2014 she finished the bilingual high school specialized in music (transverse flute). She is investigation on finding a language where dance and circus can serve as the source of the creation of a theatrical piece.

Adrien Borratu is physical theatre artist and filmmaker, born in Switzerland. He finished high school of Art and Design of Geneva. He continues his studies at Accademia Teatro Dimitri.

Silvia Sabogal is filmmaker and graphic designer; She has graduated from SUPSI, Visual Communication Department, Lugano in 2018.

Thanks to research period of rehearsal team and the filming crew of

“Women Running with the River” (WRWR)

Director: Gonca Gümüşayak

Filming Crew: Silvia Sabogal, Teresa Caruso, Adrien Borruat, Gonca Gümüşayak.

Cast Film: Valea Völcker, Nina Giordano, Noemi Siraut, Marketa Pščolková, Martin Durrmann, Audrey Launaz, Clarissa Matter, Lia Schädler, Chloé Schach, Gonca Gümüşayak. Transportation: Francesco Saporito

Research Period Dancers: Makhina Dzhuraeva, Chloé Schach, Clarissa C. Matter.

Thanks to Supporters of the WRWR Stage project:

Accademia Teatro Dimitri, SUPSI, Master Campus Theatre CH, Fondazione PARS, Zonta Club di Locarno (Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy)

Thanks to Scholarship of Study at Accademia Teatro Dimitri:

Fondazione Pierino Ambrosoli 

Special Thanks to: Staff of ATD, Corinna Vitale, Silviana Vogt, Marlies Baertschi, Michela Moro, Francesca Marcacci, Michela Ceroni, Steffi Mertzner, Luisa Braga, FUNDUS ATD, Richard Weihe, Beth Harris, Pavel Stourac, Dante Carbini, Ricki Maggi, Carmelo. Şirin Duruk, Evren Erbatur, Mirjami Heikkinen, Natalie Luder, Francesco, Ayhan, Lia, Martin, Adrien, Christoph Siegenthaler…

Graphics of Poster/ flyer: Silvia Sabogal , Graphics of Handout: Ayhan Malkoç

Photo by Gonca Gümüşayak, Model: Valea Völcker

www.gumusayak.com

www.accademiadimitri.ch

Photo Ablum WRWR

Trio version:

Full Recording: 4 of May 2019 @Teatro Paravento- Locarno. Password: Stradon28Gonca

 

 

Solo Version: 14 June 2019, @Teatro Dimitri- Verscio.

“Woman Running with the River” is about a recreation myth of a woman self. The performance begins with an encounter of a woman dealing with her destructive part within herself, starting from her socially learned norms. An unequal balance of power relationship within herself splits her integrity as a subject that makes her question and look for a change. She goes through a journey by the river where she discovers the new equal ‘origin of life’. Everything starts within. “The myth of the river” empowers her back to her integrity her body mind and soul.

 

Woman Running with the River
Solo version

14th June 2019
Women’s Strike Day
Palco Aperto,@ Teatro Dimitri- Verscio
Switzerland

“Woman Running with the River”

The Myth of the River

A dancetheatre piece by Gonca Gümüşayak
Accademia Teatro Dimitri – Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, final piece

Choreography, Concept: Gonca Gümüşayak
Performance: Gonca Gümüşayak
Video & Sound Editing: Adrien Borruat, Gonca Gümüşayak.

Solo Version Synopsis: “Woman Running with the River” is about creating a new myth of creation through eyes of a woman, reconstruction / recreation of the self. The performance begins with a woman dealing with her destructive part within herself, starting from her socially learned norms. An unequal balance of power relationship within herself splits her integrity as a subject that makes her question and look for a change. She goes through a journey by the river where she discovers the new equal ‘origin of life’. Where everything starts within. “The myth of the river” empowers her back to her integrity to “her body&mind and soul.

 

Solo version of ” Woman Running with the River” 10 mins.Women’s day.14th June
The performance begins with a woman meeting with her destructive part within herself, starting from socially learned norms. This splits her integrity as a subject that makes her question and look for change.

Photo Album:

https://www.facebook.com/ggumusayak/media_set?set=a.10156459559413741&type=3

 

Türkçe Versiyonu

Eser adı: Nehirle Koşan Kadın- Nehrin miti
Orijinal Adı: Woman Running with the River
 
 
Künye: 
 
Koreografi/ Performans: Gonca Gümüşayak
 
Dramaturji: Evren Erbatur
 
Video/ Ses: Adrien Barruat
 
Grafik: Ayhan Malkoç
@Gonca Gümüşayak Dans Tiyatrosu Eseri.
@Accademia Teatro Dimitri Master of Arts, SUPSI, MA, Fiziksel Tiyatro Sanatta Ustalık Programı katkılarıyla
Yaratılışı sorgulamak, doğa ve evreni anlamaya çalışmak, insanın daimi bir arayışı olmuştur. Mit sayesinde hikaye ve gerçek kesişir. Kadim bilgi ve deneyimler bir araya gelir. Gösteride, mitin simgesel yönünden ilham alarak, imgelerle dolu bir yolculuk hayal edildi. Şimdiki zaman, geçmiş ve gelecek yeni bir şimdi kurmak üzere, yan yana ve iç içe getirildi. Bütünden parçaya, yüzeyden derine, görünenden gizliye farklı katmanlar oluşturuldu.
Gösteri bir kadının sevgiyi ve eşit güç ilişkisini aradığı hikayesi ile başlar. Kadın patriarkal sistemin bütün katmanlarından sıyrılmaya ihtiyaç duyar. Nehre yaptığı yolculuk boyunca, yaşamın özünü keşfeder. Nehrin miti sayesinde bağımsızlığının farkına varır.
Nehirle Koşan Kadın’ı gerçeğe dönüştürmede yatan çaba, insanın eylemlerine ve düşüncelerine, içerden ve dışardan etki eden diktatöre ve Onu egemen kılan patriarkal sisteme yönelen bir eleştiridir.
İnsan yaratıldığı gibi, kendini de yaratır, kurar, inşa eder. Nehrin miti zamanı gelenleri bekliyor. Bunu farkedip, harekete geçmek isteyenleri bekliyor. Her şeye yeni gözlerle bakabilmek isteyen, cesaret dolu kalpleri bekliyor. Kendi adına konuşacakları, kendi adımlarıyla yürüyecekleri bekliyor.

poster-turkce.jpg

brosur-engbrosur-italian

 

poster-turkce-tarihsiz.jpgFLYER_JPG2

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

HC9B3129HC9B3138HC9B3141HC9B3142HC9B3143HC9B3149HC9B3152HC9B3154HC9B3156HC9B3158HC9B31631.wrwr.photo.black13.wrwr.photo.4may4.wrwr.photo.4mayphoto.6photo.8photo.10photo.12selam2selam3

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: