A Corner in the World started out as an independent festival for performing arts bringing together artists from Turkey and its surrounding regions: corners of the world with geographical proximity but few opportunities for mobility and collaboration. As a platform for artists and audiences to meet, the festival realized two editions before A Corner in the World became the resident curator at bomontiada Alt in May 2017.

TEAM

FATİH GENÇKALArtistic Director

Fatih Gençkal is a performer and performance-maker. He is the founding artistic director of A Corner in the World, Studio 4 Istanbul company and co-curator of bomontiada Alt. With a background in Political Science, Acting and Contemporary Dance, he has been involved in performing, directing, teaching, cultural management and curating nationally and internationally. His performance and directing work has been seen in Theater Freiburg, TheaterFormen (GER), Julidans (NL), PS122 (USA) and İstanbul Theater Festival among others. Fatih is a nominee for New Theater Magazine Beklan Algan Actor Award (2014) and recipient of Direklerarası New Space Manager Award (2015).

CLAIRE ZERHOUNIPartnership Manager

With a background in Political Sciences, Communications and Sociology, Claire Zerhouni has been collaborating in various projects involving cultural management, teaching, writing, and curating. She worked with Epic Theater Ensemble (USA), Le CENT QUATRE and the Arab World Institute (FR), the French Institute (SY/TR), Siwa Plateforme (FR/TU), arthereistanbul (TR), Sundance Institute (USA). Her articles appear in some print and online publications (Time Out Istanbul, Artradar, Yabangee). She is currently working on the development of A Corner in the World and the co-curator of bomontiada Alt.

BURCU YILMAZCommunication Manager

Burcu Yılmaz is a performer, trainer and cultural manager. She is currently working on the audience development and communication of A Corner in the World and the co-curator of bomontiada Alt. She had a background on cultural heritage and arts management and performing arts. She worked with national and international organisations including Anadolu Kültür (TR), Friche Laiterie (FR), Global Heritage Fund (USA). She worked as a performer for Villa Theatre (FR) and Altenburg State Theatre (GR) among others. As a trainer on creative dance and improvisation, she works with different groups including mostly children. She is also the co-founder of a creative space, ALTüst Eski Datça.

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