Tuesday September 25 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Tickets: 5
"A   KIN   DOF   BEAU   TY"
Saturday October 27 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Tickets: 5
5 admission for each performance
5 total for both performances:
KORHAN BASARAN DANCE announces two New York performances:  "This is not a Hamburger," September 25, and "A Kin dof Beau ty," October 27, just prior to the Company's tour to Basaran's native Turkey.    Both performances will take place at 7:30 PM at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street.
"This is not a Hamburger," presented September 25th, continues Korhan's fascination with the Big Apple.   An astute observer of all aspects of the City - the people, the energy, the subways, the variety - the native of Bursa, Turkey, translates his reactions into movement in this full-evening work.   His company will feature eight dancers, a musician, and Turkish actor Gokcen Gokcebag, whom Korhan first met when both studied acting at the University of Bilkent in Turkey.   Following Basaran's 2011 premiere of "I am Korhan, this is my dance," also inspired by life in NYC, critic Claudia Lo Rocco remarked: "There's something appealingly world-weary about his delivery; perhaps the man's a New Yorker after all."  (The New York Times, June 27, 2011)
On October 27th, just before the Company leaves for an appearance in Istanbul, the wry Basaran will present nine dancers in an evening of repertory, under the title of "A Kin dof Beau ty."   The evening will include the dancer/choreographer's "Seeking Beauty," set to music by Philip Glass, and an untitled work to music by popular Turkish composer Fazil Say.
Korhan Basaran began his career as an actor, and holds a BA from Bilkent University's Theater Department and an MBA in Art Management from Yeditepe Unviersity.   Switching to dance, he trained in Turkey and danced for the Ankara State Opera and modern dance groups, becoming well known both as a dancer and choreographer.   Korhan now enjoys living and working in  New York City, where he has resided for the past three years.