CANAN YÜCEL PEKİÇTEN
ALL ABOUT THE HEART
Concept, Choreography & Performance: Canan Yücel Pekiçten
Sound Design: Etem Kaplan
Video Design: Metin Çavuş
Light Design: Utku Kara
Camera: Canan Yücel Pekiçten, Soetkin Verstegen
Thanks to: Kone Foundation, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, MSGSÜ
Lasts app. 45’; no intermission.
Contemporary dance artist Canan Yücel Pekiçten opens for the audience the doors of three women’s hearts as she brings her unconventional take on three female characters from three different operas to the stage. The Queen of Der Zwerg Lied, Cio-Cio-San of Madame Butterfly, and the title character from the first opera written in Finnish, Pohjan Neito, are given new life through her female-centric performance. With these three solo pieces, we will witness the metamorphosis of three female characters that were created by a sexist point of view.
Premiered in 3vaningen in Gothenburg, Sweden, performed in 21st Istanbul Theatre Festival.
Reviews and Mentions
What may be the thoughts of others,
And of others the feelings?
Do not others encounter,
Bear within their hearts the trouble,
Blackest trouble rests upon me,
Black as coal my heart within me,
Coal-black trouble weighs upon me.
I’m too black to be a Nordic beauty
My coal-black eyes see what it should be
I’m too hairy and scary to be a Nordic beauty
My coal-black eyebrow is attaching the other daily
I’m too oriental to be Nordic beauty
My coal-black head is the blackest trouble upon me
Black as coal the words hurts the coal-black heart within me.