White on White

PROJECT

White on White

White on White is a dance performance created by Marc Vanrunxt, Bahar Temiz, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Jean-Paul Lespagnard.

Bahar Temiz is an upcoming Turkish dancer, performer and choreographer. She was raised in Istanbul but decided to study philosophy at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. After that she went to the ArtEZ Dance Academie in Arnhem and on to Montpellier to study the art of choreography at EX.E.R.CE. Meanwhile she has been working hard to develop her own choreographic ambitions with the solo In Love and 2PCC, a new duet. Bahar has a very strong professional connection with the Western-European dance-scene. Over the past few years she has been working with the Superamas, with Ivana Müller and more recently with Felix Mathias Ott.

Bahar Temiz and Marc Vanrunxt met in Istanbul in 2014 during a workshop Vanrunxt was giving at Ciplak Ayaklar. Soon afterwards both of them expressed the ambition to work together one day. In White on White Marc creates a total artistic performatic experience for Bahar to emerge herself in. As in many other of his solos, Marc will
extract value and importance out of Bahar’s work by constructing,
deconstructing and reconstructing movements, images and atmosphere. For this Marc invited both Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Jean-Paul Lespagnard to collaborate closely on space, stage, lights and costumes.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven is an Antwerp-based visual artist with whom Marc has worked on many occasions since as long ago as 1984. Anne-Mie is a philosopher with images, paint and colour.

Jean-Paul Lespagnard is a Brussels-based fashion designer and has also worked as a costume designer for the stage. Jean-Paul is painter with cloth and patterns.

Marc Vanrunxt

Marc Vanrunxt is an Antwerp-based choreographer and dancer. He investigates the limits of dance as a medium and choreography as a language, calculating with the possibilities of the body. In his work, concepts such as time, space, energy and presence can be redefined. Vanrunxt's oeuvre works around opposites as visible/invisible and tangible/elusive. His artistic vocabulary find its roots in the punk movement and abstract expressionism.

Credits

Choreography: Marc VanrunxtDance: Bahar TemizCostume: Jean-Paul LespagnardScenography: Anne-Mie Van KerckhovenLight and technique: Stefan AlleweireldArtistic advice: Marie-Anne SchotteProduction: Kunst/WerkCo-productie: Platform 0900, STUKManagement: Ine Vander ElstOndersteund door: de Vlaamse Overheid