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Collaboration in works for creative dance residency at BAM

July 29, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
“Nonetheless,” performed in 2011 at Peridance in New York City
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DanceMotion USA’s David Dorfman Dance and Turkey’s Korhan Başaran Company will come together for a creative residency at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from Aug. 14-16, featuring new collaborative work devised by the two dancers.

As one of three U.S. dance companies participating in the program’s fourth season, David Dorfman Dance recently completed a four-week-long educational exchange and performance tour of Turkey, Armenia and Tajikistan. Korhan Başaran Company — which will join David Dorfman Dance at BAM and at the Bates Dance Festival in Maine — was a company that David Dorfman Dance worked with in Turkey.

Additionally, two Armenian guest artists — Karen Khachatryan and Davit Grigoryan — have been invited to join the BAM residency as part of an effort by the DanceMotion USA program to promote themes of reconciliation.

DanceMotion USA is a cultural diplomacy program that supports U.S. foreign policy goals by engaging international audiences through educational opportunities, performance and cultural exchange. The program is a people-to-people international exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by BAM.

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The residency will culminate in performances at the BAM Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place) from Aug. 14 through 16. Following the Aug. 16 1 p.m. performance, an artist talk/Q&A will take place with David Dorfman and Korhan Başaran. The performance and artist talk will be available as a live feed to an audience in Turkey.

Tickets are can be reserved at, by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or in-person at the BAM box office (30 Lafayette Ave).

A video clip of David Dorfman Dance and Korhan Başaran Company at work in Istanbul, Turkey may be viewed at

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