Category: Dance

Dance
Turquazz: a Jazz and roots festival for all the senses

Turquazz is “Anatolian jazz without limits! Next month, it makes its global debut in London with fourteen events in 10 different venues over 17 days. Running from 13 to 30 March 2019, this brand new festival celebrates contemporary Anatolian culture, encompassing music, film, food, dance and spoken word. The festival kicks off with a pop-up […]

Dance
Big in Japan: Turkish Cypriot dancer Ozgen prepares to stage new show in Osaka

Originally from Güzelyurt, North Cyprus, and now based in London, Ozgen has experienced a phenomenal rise in his career as a professional dancer. With a global fan base, he regularly travels around the world to give performances and classes. Currently Ozgen is in Osaka to perform his new dance theatre production Tales of a Sleeping […]

Culture
Review: Özgen’s “magnificent” Turkish dance showcase deserves a bigger platform

On 3rd Oct., a capacity 300 people packed into a North London theatre to be wowed by this spectacular Turkish dance production. A cast of 42, dressed in stunning costumes, performed exquisitely in a show internationally acclaimed Turkish Cypriot dancer Özgen wrote, choreographs and stars in. The show bills itself as a ‘community’ event, bringing together […]

Dance
Aşk – a show about love told through Oriental, Romani and Sufi dance

Next Saturday sees the return to London of a spectacular community show called ‘Aşk’ – Turkish for ‘Love’. Since its world premier in London last May, the show has travelled to Australia for sell-out performances and later this year will tour Japan. Written, choreographed and starring renowned Turkish Cypriot dancer Özgen, this exotic two-hour dance theatre […]

Dance
Aşk / Love

Acclaimed international Turkish dancer Özgen returns with his much anticipated new community dance theatre show Aşk (Love). Produced in conjunction with Dunya Bellydance, Aşk uses a cast of professional and amateur dancers to tell two tales of tragic love: one set in a modern Roma camp, the other at the Ottoman Court. Through Oriental and […]