ÇOK is an experiment inquiring into the representation of the processes of different artists dealing with and working through the same material. The material is the performer’s body; a body’s possibilities, some-body’s possibilities, a moving, thinking, sensing body's possibilities.


Participating artists 

Performance: Ayşe Orhon (TR)
Contributing artists: Serap Meriç, Filiz Sızanlı, Özlem Alkış, Oda Projesi, Ayrin Ersöz, Devrim Kadirbeyoğlu
Sound: Burak Tamer 

Lighting design: Jiv Wagner (DE)
Costume design: Nilüfer Karaca
Drawings: Ayşe Orhon
Photos: Ebru Anıt Ahunbay
Dramaturgical support: Gurur Ertem
Production: Ayşe Orhon
Co-production: Bimeras | iDANS,  CNDC (Centre National de Danse Contemporaine), 0090/Monty, Çatı Stüdyosu
Special thanks: İdil Kemer (conceptual support and decoding), Yelin Bilgin (production support), Hatice Kocaman (conceptual support), garajistanbul (support for rehearsal space)
Graphic design: Işın İrem Hancıer


Premiere: December 2010 at  Monty / 0090, Antwerp

Further Touring:

iDANS Festival, October 2011 Istanbul
deVelinx/0090, December 2011 Tongeren
Kupferberg Center, February 2012 New York

Short CV:

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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