performance

Migrant Steps is a theatre project that engages Turkish-Kurdish migrant women living in London and other major cities in the UK and Europe.  Starting from the figure of a tortoise and combining methodologies such as psycho-geography, performance art, physical theatre and autobiographical writing, the project explores the participants' relationship with the cities where they live.

Between October-December 2013, every Sunday we walked in different parts of London.  We walked aimlessly, without trying to get anywhere, we drifted, wandered, and got lost.  Later, in workshops, we recreated and shared what we experienced with our bodies, voices and souls.  Alev Erdoǧan accompanied our journey with her camera and transformed our experiences into a documentary.  Göze Saner, who led the walks and the workshops, devised a performance out of moments we found in the workshops and notes we took during our walks.  Our aim is to share these with Turkish-Kurdish migrant living in London and in other major cities in the UK and in Europe, particularly with migrant women, and to invite them to walk in their own cities.

Director: Göze Saner

Lighting Design/Stage Management: Zeynep Kepekli

Sound Design: Zeynep Bulut

Performers:
Leyla Kepez
Dilek Koca
Güllü Kuşçu
Gülhan Küpeli
Perihan Tan
Ayşe Yılmaz
Naciye Yurdakul

The performance is approximately 35 minutes long and in Turkish.

 

 

Excerpt from Göçmen Adımlar performance, documentation by Alev Erdoğan, 8-9 March 2014 North London Community House

Moments from Göçmen Adımlar performance, photographs by Steve Kessel, 8 March 2014 North London Community House.