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Begüm Erciyas (Tyrkia) Voicing Pieces

Have you ever been struck by the strangeness of your own voice? Like it almost belonged to another person? In Voicing Pieces Begüm Erciyas explores the political and poetic power of the voice and the act of speaking. Each member of the audience is invited to enter a small sound booth where they are urged to read aloud from a book. In doing so, they become the protagonists of the performance. The act of speaking and listening turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, and the voice, a place for action and surprise. Voicing Pieces invites you to discover and embrace the stranger in yourself.

Begüm Erciyas was born in Turkey. She studied molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, where she became a member of [laboratuar], a performing arts project and research group. She graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), and is an active member of the artist collective Sweet and Tender Collaborations. 

Begüm Erciyas, Konsept, Utøver, Tekst
Matthias Meppelink, Utøver, Tekst
Jacob Wren, Tekst
Tim Vanhentenryk, Scenografi
Marnix Rummens, Dramaturg

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