This work is designed as the second project of a choreographic series called “Studies On” (the first one initially named 'Studies on Folk; Lesson #1' and now`folk`) that potentially involve stage performances, workshops, text production,public discussions focusing on the central issue of “Permeable Manifestations”.

'Permeable Manifestations' is a research on autonomous processes for choreography, multiple presences created in a subject and possibly creating ways of subjectless pure relational situations and environments.

In distinction with her previous works already dealing with multiple presences coexisting throughout seemingly single subject, with Studies On, Orhon aims at revealing and generating multiple presences, multiple voices in/of audience members/participants by creating a permeable medium. This permeable medium is called a Permeable Machine setting-up a game situation using different tools being a textual media, such as voice recording or prompted text to be uttered,experienced, performed, animated, realized by participants of a performance event, transforming them into very owners and performers of the performance at that very moment. This is an expansion of ‘performance’.

For creation of each performance of the work, local workshops will serve as laboratory-events for composition of the textual material of machines to enable performances to include local, current, and personal issues and energies.

Participating artists 

Ayşe Orhon, proposition and direction (Turkey and United States)
Damla Ekin Tokel, dramaturgical assistance (Turkey)
Yannick Fouassier, light design (France)
Sair Sinan Kestelli, sound design (Turkey)
Victoria Perez Rojo, advisor (Spain)
Sound: Burak Tamer 


Co-producers: Ayşe Orhon / BiMERAS Istanbul | iDANS in the frame of Jardin d´Europe with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union /Kelemenis & cie - Marseille Provence 2013 / With the support of: Institut Français / Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, du Fonds Roberto Cimetta et du Ballet National de Marseille – Centre Chorégraphique National de Marseille.

Many thanks: Hatice Kocaman / Gülsün Orhon / Stéphane Segreto / Christina

Ciupke / Litó Walkey / Danae Theodoridou / ÇATI/TAL Studio.


Premiere: August 30 - 31, 2012 at  KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille, FR)

Further Touring:
“Thinging Things” 17 April 2013 TanzFabrik, Ufer Studios, Berlin. In the frame ‘Propositions’ as a self organized evening with three choreographers.

“Thinging Bodies” 26 May 2013 Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam. In the frame ‘One Events” as a self organized evening with three choreographers, final presentations for my research “Permeable Manifestations” in Master of Choreography Amsterdam.


Short CVs:

Ayşe Orhon works as a dancer and choreographer since 2001; in addition to her own work, she has performed with Aydın Teker and Emmanuelle Huynh and collaborated with visual Artist Gülsün Orhon. Her solo performance Can You Repeat? (2007), received a residency award at 8:tension-Impulstanz Festival in Vienna in 2008. In addition her solo/duo work hava (2009), a musical performance on the interrelation between voice/sound and movement, and another solo ÇOK (2010), a collaborative work with seven artists and Folk (2011), a performance partly realized by audience members have been performed in renown contemporary dance festivals in Europe. Orhon is among the founders of “AMBER - Association for Process-based Arts” and “ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association”. She has been guest lecturer in contemporary dance in CNDC Angers, Mimar Sinan and Yıldız Technical University Dance Departments since 2002. Since 2004, she is also working in her studio as a guide with individuals for post-rehabilitation, strengthening, injury prevention and challenging physical and emotional patterns (holding a certification as Stott Pilates instructor and training in Structural Integration with Tom Myers). Orhon is a graduate of Artez (HKA) in 2001. Her attempt is to hopefully come closer to a reality by shaking the comfortable territories of understandings. She brings into play disturbance as a tool to shift movement, thought and affect to make visible the invisible.


Damla Ekin Tokel (Artistic Assistance)
After graduating from Acting Program at Bilkent University in Ankara/Turkey in 2006, in pursuit of alternative potentialities of expression within performing arts studied modern dance at Faculty of Art and Design of Yıldız Technical University in İstanbul/Turkey. Her questions and pursuit led her to Graduate Program on Critical and Cultural Studies at Boğaziçi University (İstanbul), which she completed with her thesis named “PerformingDifferent: Cruel Intentions in Contemporary Performing Arts Works in İstanbul”. Side by side with her educational process, she performed various acting jobs in theatre, film and television. Nowadays, she keeps questioning, writing, and experimenting on performing arts. And at the same time actively participating in establishment process of Ray Performance Collective, while collaborating with Ayşe Orhon in her choreographic work for dramaturgical support and artistic assistance since November 2011.


Sair Sinan Kestelli (Sound Designer - Electronic Musician) was born in 1979 in Karşıyaka. He studied Environmental Engineering at Middle East Technical University and continued his graduate studies at Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) Music Masters Programme, specializing in Sound Engineering and Design. During his studies at MIAM, he composed and performed electronic music and attended with his compositions and performances at electroacoustic collectives and festivals in Istanbul, Ankara, Frankfurt, Lisbon, New York, Amsterdam and Skopje. He also made sound design for various contemporary dance projects and performed at various events in Istanbul, Paris, Bonn, Rotterdam and Notthingham as a sound/music performer. He currently pursues pHD studies in Sonic Arts at MIAM, and in addition to his solo works as sound designer and electronic music composer/performer, he continues to work with Tuğrul V. Soylu at the electronic music duo, Mondual.


Yannick Fouassier (Light Designer) has been stage manager (light designer) at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale from 1990-1993, Yannick Fouassier has accompanied works by the following choreographers : Loïc Touzé, Latifa Laâbissi, Jennifer Lacey/ Nadia Lauro, Emmanuelle Huynh, Martine Pisani, Claudia Triozzi, Rémy Héritier, Annabelle Pulcini, Laure Bonicel, Deborah Hay, Hélène Iratchet, Yves-Noël Genod, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Cécilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, Trajal Harrell, Sylvain Prunenec... as well as by theatre directors Marie Vayssiére, Eric Didry, François Wastiaux, Pierre Maillet... He has also collaborated with Pierre Huygue during a research period in July 2010, and created a light installation for Chanel Expo in Shanghai in January 2011.


Victoria Perez Rojo, assistant professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of Zaragoza University (Spain) in the department of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts, co-director of the MA in Performing Arts Practice and Visual Culture (UAH-UCLM, Madrid), she teaches regularly at the at the Choreography MA and Dance BA programmes of the Palucca Schule (Dresden) and MA SODA (Berlin). Main areas of research: dance and performance theory, art research, performance and public space, dance and image. Recent Book publications: To be continued. 10 textos en cadena y unas páginas en blanco (2012, ed. with Cuqui Jerez), Practice and research (2010, ed. with José A. Sánchez), ¡A bailar a la calle! danza contemporánea, espacio público y arquitectura, 2008 (Dance in the street. Contemporary dance, public space and architecture). Ayşe Orhon dances, choreographs and teaches. After graduating in 2001 from Art Academy Arnhem and Dusseldorf (HKA) in choreography and performance Orhon has worked as a dancer with Aydın Teker and Emmanuelle Huynh.  As a Pilates instructor certified by the acclaimed Stott Pilates, Orhon has been teaching since 2004 the technique for post-rehabilitation and as part of dance education, namely, for strengthening and injury prevention. As a guest teacher in contemporary dance and Pilates she has taught at CNDC Angers, Mimar Sinan University, Yıldız Technical University and Koç University. Her solo performance Can You Repeat? (2007) was awarded at 8:tension-Impulstanz Festival in Vienna in 2008 and her piece hava was premiered in Tanz im August Festival in Berlin in 2009. Orhon is among the founders of AMBER - Association for Process-based Arts (2007), and ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association (2004) where she has been teaching since 1997. She continues her studies in the Master of Choreography program in Amsterdam (AHK) on “Permeable Manifestations”.


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