In Latin, the word "soma" means body. In her piece called "The Worst Job", Tuğçe Tuna is alternating between layers of sensuality and consciousness with performance artists when forging a Psycho-Soma+tic link between the concepts of soil and body. In her piece "The Worst Job" which premiered in 20th IKSV Theatre Festival, the artist comes from the idea that physical routines and the actions we embrace as "job" are exhausting the body. Space perception, kinesthetic memory is both creating drama layers of the piece. As well as meeting places in mines, empty spaces where exercises and research are done and presented in the art of dance are called "Hall". In the piece "The Worst Job", "Hall" also represents chaotic space in body and mind for the Artist.

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The WORST JOB. 


In Latin, the word "soma" means body. 
In her piece called "The Worst Job", Tuğçe Tuna is alternating between layers of sensuality and consciousness with performance artists when forging a Psycho-Soma+tic link between the concepts of soil and body.
In her piece "The Worst Job" which premiered in 20th IKSV Theatre Festival, the artist comes from the idea that physical routines and the actions we embrace as "job" are exhausting the body. Space perception, kinesthetic memory is both creating drama layers of the piece. As well as meeting places in mines, empty spaces where exercises and research are done and presented in the art of dance are called "Hall". In the piece "The Worst Job", "Hall" also represents chaotic space in body and mind for the Artist.

'Push the mountain and give away your secret.
On the ground, in a space, in an empty frame...
The transition from a space to another reality under the soil.
Push the mountain without keeping your feet on the ground, give away your secret. 
Being close to “It” is freedom however I know I will suffocate if it runs to my throat. 

Does job exhausts the human being?- yes, it does. 

If you own a job then the job owns you as well.
How do you search the substance inside you? 
How do you take it out?
Could you give me something that belongs to you?
Could you leave your identities, lay bare and go down deep?
This smoke is not for communicating through; it is for my tears not to be seen.
Push the mountain, breathe out. If you are lucky maybe you may recognize your hands… 
The biggest industrial accident of my memory. The biggest shame puzzle of my humanity.
We intend to honor your worker bodies, with our worker bodies.
You need to ground the energy, life shocks, you know.
Then may be a valve of the heart will find peace. 
Ironically helmets without bodies came from the Soma city.'
Tuğçe Tuna-2016

 

 

Tuğçe Tuna

 

Tuğçe Tuna, mover, body reader, choreographer, interdisciplinary performance and contemporary dance artist, dance and movement therapist and academic based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tuna; develops a wide range of representational forms incorporating body, space and concept in response to the diverse contexts of her projects. She has been working in many capacities and many contexts both in Turkey and internationally (Salzburg, Wien, Köln, Berlin, Essen, Stuttgart, Stralsund, Paris, Angers, Lublin, Prag, Slovenya, Atina etc.) since 1993 including numerous international festivals, organizations, academies etc.

Tuna has been teaching contemporary dance and movement techniques, composition & improvisation, functional anatomy and repertory at MSFAU Performing Arts Department since 1996 as an Associate Professor. She worked and created regularly at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in between 2002-2014. In 2012, Tuna was in Germany (Berlin & Köln) as DAAD scholars. One of her pieces called ‘DISPLACEMENT’ which premiered in 18th Istanbul Theater Festival, won the jury prize in ARENA Festival 2013 in Germany.

She has been working as director of Contemporary Dance Branch of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University since 2015. Tuğçe Tuna 'considering the body ‘as the space in which one lives and practices her own politics.’

‘Dance with Different Bodies’ was founded by Tuğçe Tuna in Istanbul in 2001. The

project and the pieces focuses on the intellectual, emotional and plastic variations of the body with the dancer who has different bodies. It asks the questions of what is an obstacle and who has obstacles. ‘Dance with Different Bodies’ has brought up a new generation of dancers with different bodies. The audience is confronted by issues of disability, differentness and discrimination.

“The Worst Job” performance is going to take place within the context of PORTIZMIR4 | BREATHE – 4th International Izmir Contemporary Art Triennial.