by caner teker
A performance that situates Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş) as a site where the power dynamics of history, masculinity, vulnerability, and intimacy can be investigated. Performed by caner teker and Élie Autin, KIRKPINAR inserts a new kind of eros to the formal structure of the traditional martial art: one which moves beyond readings of aggression to foster new structures pertaining to the radical potentials of care and rituality.

Concept, Choreography, Performance: caner teker
Sound: Lou Drago + Valerie Ace
Performance: Élie Autin, Raoni Saleh Muzho and Aaron Ratajczyk
Costume / Styling: Billy Lobos & caner teker
Creative Production: Sofie Luckhardt

KIRKPINAR was produced by caner teker and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by Kunst- und Kulturstiftung of Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and tanzhaus nrw.

past occasions: 
  • 20 + 21.05.22 — Tanzquartier, Vienna, AT
  • 3 + 4.12.21 — Les Urbaines, Lausanne, CH
  • 20 + 21.10.21 — Atonal Festival, Berlin, DE
  • 24 + 26.09.20 — Neumarkt, Zurich, CH
  • 10 - 12.09.20 — Favoriten Festival, Dortmund, DE
  • 10.01.2020 — Tanztage, Sophiensaele, Berlin, DE