In How to Enjoy Ceylon Tea Canan brings Sri Lanka’s colonial product of tea into focus. She highlights the Western and dominant way of theorizing: there is also a method for enjoying something. Canan seeks and finds other ways to enjoy Ceylon Tea. The work is inspired by Georges Bizet’s Orientalist opera The Pearl Fishers, about a community of pearl fishermen from Ceylon.
Concept, Choreography & Performance Canan Yücel Pekiçten Dramaturgical Support Ayrin Ersöz, Rodia Vomvolou, Suzy Blok Sound Design Sair Sinan Kestelli with Cello by Ayse Zeynep Hatipoglu Video Design Canan Yücel Pekiçten Video Post Production Serhat Koç, Nazlı Meriç Çukurova, Canan Yücel Pekiçten Light Design Calysto Man serving tea Mark Grijsbach Thanks to Zeynep Gündüz, Lara van Lookeren, Young Art Support(Housing)
Canan Yücel Pekiçten (TR 1985) is a choreographer, dancer and lecturer. She works from her experiences and observations on social class and cultural diversity. In her most recent work she focuses on the representation of the female body in contemporary art. Canan received several residencies and she was as maker & performer present nationally and internationally, including at the Spring Dance Festival in Utrecht in 2012. More info >>>