Performance fest comes to Istanbul
This year in summer, IPA will be organized in Istanbul hosting many performance artists from abroad, such as Germany and the NetherlandsThe International Performance Association’s festival is returning to Istanbul this year with more artists for 13 days of workshops and events.
The festival, which will be organized with the support of the Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, aims to attract more young artists to Istanbul and spread the popularity of performance art in Turkey.
This year, the workshop teachers and the festival artists will include Agnes Nedregard (Norway), Verena Stenke (Germany), Andrea Pagnes (Italy) and Jürgen Fritz (Germany). The festival will take place between Aug. 22 and 24.
The festival team can offer limited places for 40 participants. Last year, more than 150 young artists applied, and there are expectations that a similar number will apply again this year.
Once again IPA will bring artists from different countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The festival is also being supported this year by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council and the Dutch Consulate in Istanbul. The productions of Turkish artists will be supported by the SAHA Foundation, while the venue sponsors are Mixer, maumau, MSGSÜ Tophane-i Amire KSM and Siemens Art venue.
Many experienced teachers, as well as performance artists, will be at the festival to teach participants. The workshops start Aug. 11 and will continue until the beginning of the festival on Aug. 22.
There will be three workshop groups with 10 or 15 participants per group. The participants will stay in one group during the whole workshop time. Workshop applications can be obtained at http://www.i-pa.org.