Elvan Tekin
Uferstudio 7 and online

Foto1 Elvan Tekin Aisha Mia Lethen quadrat
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Fri 12.11.21 20:30 Uhr
Sat 13.11.21 20:30 Uhr
Sun 14.11.21 20:30 Uhr
Mon 15.11.21 10:00 Uhr
Tue 16.11.21
Wed 17.11.21
Thu 18.11.21

“NAH DRAN” is a performance series for Berlin based emerging choreographers. It provides an opportunity to present new pieces, finished or in process. The format assembles 3 pieces by different young artists in one performance evening. “NAH DRAN” (“close to”) means that there is literally no gap between performers and audience, which offers an intimate setting for sharing the work.
“NAH DRAN extended” means that the works were selected under a specific curatorial aspect. This edition assembles three works in which the artists have embarked on journeys: Crossing borders, breaking systems, and looking at the earth from above. All four artists began their choreographic journeys during the first and second corona lockdowns at ada studio, took transit through the virtual world, and now come back to the studio where they were missed. Where an audience was missed. Where we all missed pieces about journeys and other adventures. Where we now finally all come together to tell each other about what was and what is.

Akiles: Trance
Voices that drift in waves, densify and interact together generating notions and movement. We do not only hear sound anymore, for sounds set a mood immediately as these voices start to grow into an image begotten from our perception. This is how the small atomic details form an image out of audible input directly forming visual output. Painting an image of a “what if” situation in a one time slot, what if people’s actions succeeded using true voices of real people from revolutions,demonstrations and protests from different parts of the world. What if everything went into silence? In this time, “what if?” becomes void of value as the event series cease inside the silence. This one time slot is not attached to any memories or expectations or reactions. It assimilates a state that was never experienced. Consequently, other what if questions arise: what would have been our aspirations as humans if there weren’t action for us to react to? Were my aspirations genuine or were they mostly the outcome of my reaction to actions encountered throughout my life. An aftershock of that image perceived during many years of voices.


Elvan Tekin: to be a fish in a raki bottle
‘I wish I were a fish in a raki bottle’ Orhan Veli Kanik
The last verse of the poem ‘Eskiler Aliyorum (tr. I buy rags)’ by the Turkish poet Orhan Veli reveals itself as a metaphysical quest; feelings of desperation leading to the fantasy of being “a fish in a raki bottle.” The fish symbolises the fragility of existence within its ecosystem which relates to the impotence of the peoples in Turkey in the face of political and economic challenges across the country; the ontological crisis faced by the individual leads to the creation of Utopia, and the frantic attempt to overcome reality through Dionysian feasts and celebrations.


cobracobra (Sharón Mercado Nogales & Kiana Rezvani): Earth Beings
We both share a parallel geographical background. Where we come from, the horizon has no form, it is a snake under the earth moving around and creating what we call mountains. We came to realize that their presence constantly shifts and transforms their environment and we carry the same force in our bodies too. We asked ourselves, are we a mountain too? Living in Berlin we felt the absence of mountains. We arrive at a virtual geo-choreography through google earth, ceremonies, foot dances and exercises of memory, grieving a loss and mourning an exploitation.

From 10:00 am on Monday, November 15, 2021, through 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 18, 2021, the video stream of the live event will be available at


Akiles: Trance
Choreography & Performance: Akiles | Sound: Calvin Lanz | Production: Sirine Malas

cobracobra (Sharón Mercado Nogales & Kiana Rezvani): Earth Beings
Concept & Performance: cobracobra (Sharón Mercado Nogales & Kiana Rezvani)
Sound mix: Sharón Mercado Nogales
Sources: Jiwaki by Miguel Llanque, Genesis by Navid Afghah, Sicureada Fiesta Corpus Christi Puerto Acosta

More info (and reservation options)

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Ticket price
8,00€-13,00€ sliding scale; free admission for stream; .com(munity) Ticket requested (paypal to

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Accessibility Rules
Please note: Events can only be attended with 2G-PLUS negative test proof, i.e. admission is only possible upon presentation of a certificate of complete vaccination and/or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (photo ID for proof of identity must be carried). In addition presentation of an up to date negative test result from an official testing center is mandatory. Persons who have been vaccinated with a booster (min 15 days before) are exempt from the testing obligation!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Rules for visitors
It is obligatory to provide contact details. Masks are mandatory for all events. Distance regulations and routing must be observed on site. Strong capacity reduction.
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