Begüm Erciyas

born 1982 in Ankara, Turkey

since 2016 based in Brussels

 

 

Academic Education:

 

2004-2007  Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), Austria

                    Major in Dance and Choreography 

 

1999-2004  Bilkent University, Molecular Biology und Genetics study, Ankara        

                    [graduation: B.Sc.]

 

 

Stipends/Residencies:

 

2018-20      3-year-research grant from Flemish Government on "artificial empathy"

 

2017           Fellowship at The Saison Foundation Tokyo, 50 days

 

2015           Residency at Circuit Est, Montréal, 2 months

 

2014            Residency at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto, 3 months

 

                    Tanzrecherche NRW, Dortmund, Germany, 2 months

 

2012            Dance Stipend of the Berlin Senate

 

                    Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin, Stipend, 6 months

 

2011             Cairo, Egypt / Goethe-Institute Research Stipend, 1 month

 

                     Artist-in-residence ‘11 Tanzwerkstatt Berlin

 

2009             K3 / Tanzplan Hamburg, Resident Choreographer , 8 months

 

2008             Workspace Brussels, Residence

 

2007-2008    Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, 9 months

 

2006             danceWEB Stipend (ImPulsTanz Vienna)

 

 

Projects:

 

2019  "Pillow Talk"

Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels

Upcoming Performances: Kammerspiele München, Radialsystem Berlin, NEXT Festival Kortrijk, Theatre Nanterre-Amandiers, STUK Leuven

 

2018  “Chorus Effect” 

collaboration with composer Joanna Bailie and interface designer Rob Ochshorn

Performances: Playsonic Festival / Alte Oper Frankfurt

 

2016  “Voicing Pieces”

Performances: Tanznacht Festival Berlin, PACT Zollverein Essen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts ‘17 Brussels, STUK Leuven, Homo Novus Festival Riga, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Festival Paralléle Marseille, Beursschouwburg Brussels, Tanztage Potsdam, Theaterfestival Basel, Theaterfestival Favoriten, Het Theaterfestival Antwerp

 

2014   “Hypnosis” / “THE LAKE”

Performances: Tanznacht Festival Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg

 

2014   “A Speculation“

Performances: Hebbel am Ufer HAU Berlin, Kaaitheater Brussels, Tanzquartier Vienna

 

2012    "this piece is still to come“

Performances: Tanz im August Festival Berlin, Playground Festival Leuven, Diskurs Festival Giessen, EMPAC Troy-NY USA, Kampnagel Hamburg

 

2011    "14.12.2011 / 15.12.2011“

Performances: &TD Theater Zagreb Croatia

 

2011   “MATCH”

Performances: Tanz im August Festival Berlin, Frascati Theater Amsterdam

 

2010  “Ballroom” nominated for Prix Jardin d’Europe

Performances: Tanz im August Festival Berlin, Uzes Festival France, O Espaco do Tempo Portugal, IDANS Istanbul, 0090 Kunstenfestival  Antwerp, Gessnerallee Zürich, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Malta Festival Poznan, Kampnagel Hamburg and Working Title Festival Brussels, Theatre Nanterre-Amandiers Paris

 

2008   “Tout Court”, Collective Project with pvc Stadttheater Freiburg-Heidelberg

Performances: Theatre de la Cité International Paris, Contemporary Dance Festival in Mexico City, Morelia and Zamora

 

2008  “left”

Performances: SommerSzene Salzburg, Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart

 

2008  “camera obscura” Interactive Performance for one audience member

Performances: Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, sommer.bar / Tanz im August Festival Berlin

 

2007  “sites”

Performances: Szene Salzburg, Nagib Experimental Movement Festival Maribor; 9. METU International Contemporary Dance Festival Ankara, SEAD Salzburg

 

 

photo from Ballroom

by Jenny Beyer