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The show ‘Humaterra’ is being staged by a 20-person group, including disabled and non-disabled dancers.

The show ‘Humaterra’ is being staged by a 20-person group, including disabled and non-disabled dancers.

The “Biomechanics Modern Dance Project, Humaterra Show,” jointly hosted by Turkey, Greece and Italy, is to come to Istanbul. “Biomechanics” is a performing arts project aimed at promoting artistic recreation throughout Europe for performers with physical disabilities. The project is supported by the European Union Cultural Program.

The show is staged by a 20-person group, including disabled and non-disabled dancers, five of whom are Turks. After the first show in Greece, the show will be performed in Istanbul and then go to Italy.

In Humaterra, Hu stands for human, Ma stands for material, and terra is the land, which brings people together under the same sky. In this perspective, the performance does not focus on disability but rather through disability it discovers the conditions of a real, earthly space where, if gravity could technically disappear, total and complete absence of both physical ability and physical disability would be achieved.

The performances are held in the home countries of the team of organizing partners to create further ground for intercultural exchange between participants and audiences. The first of four Istanbul shows will be held on May 13 at Mustafa Kemal Culture Center. The next shows will be on May 16 at Büyükçekmece Atatürk Culture Center and on May 19-20 at Bakırköy Yunus Emre Culture Center. All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through www. tofd.org.tr

May/10/2013

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