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Dance Performance: X

Hosted by the Consul of the Ankara Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 20 Aug 20:00 - 22:00

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nspired from Peter Abelard’s self convicted solitude..
Korhan Basaran will premiere it’s English version of his solo play ‘X’ at the Cer Modern of Ankara before taking it to London’s West End in the Fall. The show will make it’s UK debut as a part of the United Solo Festival on the 18th of November.
The artistic director of his Company RAu, which operates between Istanbul and New York, Basaran will embody and reflect the loneliness and the self isolation of oneself. The story is based on the renown French philosopher Peter Abelard who had experienced many misfortunes due to his beloved Heloise of Argenteuil and the text has been recomposed by Basaran from the letters of these unfortunate lovers and Ronald Duncan’s play.. Basaran will be accompanied by the visual design artist Ataman Girisken who helps create a whole new world on the stage. The costume is by Asli Filinta.

Conceptualized / Directed / Performed by Korhan Basaran
Video Design Artist / Creative Collaborator : Ataman Girisken
Costume Design : Asli Filinta

Although this passionate love affair took place nearly 1,000 years ago, it still makes for a powerful story today. Heloise was a bright, gifted student in 12th-century Paris who wanted most of all to answer the question of human existence. To help further her studies, her uncle Fulbert, canon of Notre Dame, enlisted the assistance of Peter Abelard, an outstanding philosopher....