Begüm Erciyas was born 1982 in Ankara / Turkey.

While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, she was engaged in various dance projects in Turkey and became part of [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. Later, she studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria. Since 2006, she has been an active member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, taking part in several collaborative and collective projects and meetings. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2007/08, at K3- Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg in 2009, at the Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto in 2014 and at Circuit Est / Goethe Institute Montréal in 2015. She received a research fellowship from the Saison Foundation Tokyo in 2017.


Her inter-disciplinary work has been presented at several venues and in various contexts, such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Tanz im August Festival (Berlin), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Kaaistudios (Brussels), STUK (Leuven), iDANS (Istanbul), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), EMPAC (Troy), Malta Festival (Poznan), ….


photo from Ballroom

by Jenny Beyer