Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Ekmel Ertan


Performance · Premiere by Ayşe Orhon
In the frame of Open Spaces!

/səs/ is a word for sound.

SəS focuses on the state of the preverbal, before language, playing with its primary elements such as breath, phonetic sounds and whistles. Considering the body as a geography, SəS aims to dig into the territories of human sound in relation to movement and gaze. Two different strata of movement, one gestural and one vocal, are superimposed through one performing body. In this rhythmical play, movements merge and diverge with constant modulation, drawing perpetual landscapes.

Concept, choreography, performance: Ayşe Orhon | Sound: Olivier Renouf | Light, set: Andreas Harder | Costume: Christian Burle | Sound advice: Burak Tamer | Artistic advice: Litó Walkey | Research: Ayşe Orhon, Nihan Devecioğlu | Production management: Imma Scarpato | AProduction by Ayşe Orhon | Coproduction: CND Centre national de la danse | Supported by La Liseuse/George Appaix | Special thanks to Caroline Finkel.

Ayşe Orhon

Ayşe Orhon, Bosnian descent, born in Boston, grew-up in Istanbul, is a performer and choreographer recently based in Berlin. She is a graduate of Artez (HKA) in 2001 and the Master of Choreography program in Amsterdam (AHK) with her research "Permeable Manifestations" in 2013. Orhon performed her works in diverse festivals in Europe ­such as Can You Repeat? (2007), hava (2009), ÇOK (2010), folk (2011), thinging (2013); where the audience members eventually became the only actors of the event.  Recently she has facilitated a project together with Litó Walkey for Houseclub in HAU (Fearless Listening). Open Spaces knows her from her previous collaboration with Christina Ciupke (At Close Distance).  The common interest in her choreographic works and also teaching, is working with collective presences and a practice of creating a perturbation both in perception and action. In other words, as she is working with movement, sound and text, her focus is on zones between familiar and unfamiliar, between knowing and not knowing, creating a sense of expansion of space and time where the borders are blurred, the thin lines not being able to name where one entity ends and the other starts.