iDANS performances retrace the Silk Road

The sixth iDANS International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival will offer a different perspective on dance and performance, and also on art itself. Both theater and performance artists will take part in the festival, which kicks off in October will continue until May 2013.

The performances will be live and sometimes paired with film screenings, panels and photography exhibitions. Since 2007, iDANS has always had an extensive program that hardly fit into a single month. In its fourth year, iDANS broke a record in Istanbul for the number of invited artists from abroad, with 41 projects by 154 artists from 21 countries.

This year, the festival organizers of Bimeras decided to expand iDANS through the whole season and present a program which will encompass not only diverse expressions of contemporary dance but will also feature some of the most cutting-edge theater and trans-disciplinary live performances from the international scene.

iDANS was granted funding by the Culture Program of the European Commission, becoming the first festival from Turkey to receive support.

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