Homo Novus 2015


Voicing Pieces

Begüm Erciyas
2, 3, 9 September 14.00-22.00 |
4, 6, 7, 8 September 17.00-22.00 | 7 and 5 eur

In Voicing Pieces, one’s own voice is staged to become the protagonist. In the intimacy of an isolated sound booth, guided by a simple score, the audience becomes spectator of their own voice. The act of speaking and simultaneously hearing one’s own voice turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, sculpted anew with each individual interpretation of the score. The voice becomes a place for action, a spectacle or a surprise.
Isn’t one’s own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? Who is speaking, when one’s own voice speaks? Rather than recognizing oneself in the stranger, Voicing Pieces is an invitation to recognize the stranger in oneself.

About artist

Begüm Erciyas 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). In 2006, she received the danceWEB scholarship and since then has been an active member of “Sweet and Tender Collaborations”. Begüm Erciyas was resident at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, at the K3 – Centre for Choreography in Hamburg and at Tanzwerkstatt Berlin. In 2014, she was a fellow at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe-Institut Kyoto. Her recent works include “Ballroom” (2010), “this piece is still to come” (2012), “A Speculation” (2014) and “Voicing Pieces” (2016).


Concept: Begüm Erciyas
Realization: Matthias Meppelink and Begüm Erciyas
Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens
Text: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren
Set Realization: Tim Vanhentenryk
Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
Production Management and PR: Barbara Greiner
Production: Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090
Coproduction: wpZimmer, STUK Leuven, Tanzfabrik Berlin/ Tanznacht
Research Support/ Residency: Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Q-O2, FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe Institut – Villa Kamogawa
Supported by Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin
Premiere on 19 May, 2016

2, 3, 9



4, 6, 7, 8



7 and 5*



In Latvian

Run time

30 min

For one spectator at a time. Entrance every 15 min.

Tickets on sale from 1 August

* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities

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