time to pause – an invite, to a new thinking

My back is mostly healed. There is still stiffness, however the majority of my mobility is back. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjDd0x_ptmp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I am invited to think differently, about the way I move. It is magical how injuries will do that to you, almost force you to put your habits aside. From a positive perspective, injuries will unlock hidden... Continue Reading →

time to pause – taking care

I hurt my back. It has been going on for a while, what I have been feeling on my lower back. There was a lot of moving, carrying heavy boxes, objects, over and over for the last month. I guess, all it took for me to pause was one sneeze on a Saturday morning, while... Continue Reading →

another beginning

This post is overdue. I am well aware. Yet I needed the time to gather the thoughts, feelings and emotions. I am moving to Hamilton, NY for the year 2022-2023. I was offered a position, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Colgate University Department of Theater. It all happened back in April, where I applied... Continue Reading →

this is a bit of yesterday

This year on June 14th, my dance partner Yeşim (Coşkun) and I danced our duet ''This is a bit of Yesterday - Bu Birazcık Dünden." The premier was back in May in Ankara CerModern, however it was a different kind of feeling, dancing it in Istanbul, in the studio where we created the piece together.... Continue Reading →

return of ulysses

prendre un jour de repos possible de rêver, de se réveiller un peu de l'eau salée, un peu du vent épais je ne suis rien de nuages, de terre mais de la peau grainée quand retournera-t-il, Ulysses saura-t-il, peut-être, qu'il en a eu assez de quoi s'agira-t-il, s'il décide de revenir de rentrer chez-lui chez-moi,... Continue Reading →

what’s the matter

chasing your vocation what you are meant to do who you are meant to be, who you were born as the things that have been thrown at you, on you personality that has been stuck to you labels you have worn, labels you have created lost completely I have no answers I only know what... Continue Reading →

grey weather

It's been quite the time in Istanbul. After spending two months in Columbus, OH with people who are dearly close to my heart, I arrived back in Istanbul. It took me approximately two weeks to get back on my sleeping cycle and to remember the coping mechanisms for culture/reverse culture shock. There are certain things... Continue Reading →

flashback to few years ago

This screenshot is taken from a video, which was recorded few years ago, in Istanbul, in a place called "Dam" (meaning roof in English). I was looking for places, for spaces to move in. I was in the search of movement, I needed to be moving, to keep moving. I was afraid of stopping, losing... Continue Reading →

self-notes for a moving body

think of the arms, from the wingswhere do the legs start from? considerfigure out a way to lift the legssee if you can find a common ground between getting stronger and letting go of unnecessariesintention is so important what ever for - neye olursa Sullivant Hall, October 2021

from Columbus

The word "back" loses its significance, each time it is used. Coming "back," going "back..." Words with strong signifieds, words with imaginary and forced signifieds. Signifiers as reference points, signifiers as experience holders... It feels good to be back, I say, when I am asked how I feel about being in Columbus now. On October... Continue Reading →

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