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Tümay Kılınçel


Tümay Kılınçel completed the pilot course Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance at the Berlin University of the Arts and graduated with a Master’s degree in Choreography & Performance in Giessen. Since 2010 she has been working as a freelance artist in Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf and Berlin. As a teenager she gained her first stage experience at the FFT with the choreographer Ives Thuwis. She realised her own works in Berlin with the solo „Tümay Show – Suizidgefahr“ and the performance installation „Mein Haar“. In 2011 she was a danceweb scholarship holder for Impulstanz Vienna. She performed in „Romantic Afternoon“ by Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz. Since 2014 she has been touring with her production „Dance Box“, which was created at the Freischwimmer Festival and was shown at the FFT in 2015, among others.

In her work she deals with power relations, such as empowerment strategies. Project selection: Fachtag zu Tanz und Rassismus: „The Other Body“ (Schillertheater Berlin, 2020); „Dansöz“ (co-production with HAU, FFT, Mousonturm, Treibstoff Basel; 2019); Flausen Residenz (Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, 2018).


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