Choreographer and dancer Jasmin İhraç’s solo Sahman-Grenze-Kuş is a danced confrontation with experiences of Ani, a city of ruins on the Turkish-Armenian border. The work presents an approach to the complexity of the place and illuminates aspects of borders, tracks, traditions and the transmission of memory. Through the interplay of different layers of presence, as well as the combination of live performance and video footage, a dialogue is created between different media, temporalities and spaces.
With the support of Kunststiftung NRW and Goethe Institute. Part of the research for this production was developed in 2017 in the frame of the project "Unacknowledged Loss" directed by Barbara Raes a project of HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported in the frame of Bündniss internationaler Produktionshäuer von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. With special thanks to Ricardo Carmona.
Inspiration: dance film project 'K'ar' by Senem Gökçe Oğultekin