DanceEast present Ceyda Tanc Dance: KIZLAR

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On Stage

The Waterfront Stage


Ceyda Tanc Dance present KIZLAR.

A celebration of what it means to be female, KIZLAR is an aesthetically driven exploration of femininity and masculinity, strength and vulnerability, creating a visually stunning dance work.

Drawing on the virtuoso movements of male Turkish dancers with an all-female company, Ceyda Tanc’s unique style combines athletic contemporary movement with traditional Turkish folk dance, conveying striking shapes and a strong, sensual energy.

Led by British-Turkish choreographer, Ceyda Tanc, the company creates athletic contemporary dance influenced by Tanc’s Turkish heritage. Ceyda’s work seeks to challenge traditional gender representation in dance and highlight the intersection of cultures in modern Britain, embedding themes of feminism, ritual and ceremony. Ceyda Tanc Dance creates work that is accessible, enjoyable and empowering for audiences from all backgrounds.

‘Tanc presents different images of femininity, and the company present a united energy, a solid sisterhood. Who run the world? Girls.’ The Guardian (2023)