• Critical Endeavor Turkey 2011

    Critical Endeavor Turkey 2011

    The international performing arts writing and journalism workshop Critical Endeavor, carried out in the 2010 edition of iDANS as a joint event of Jardin d’Europe, is taking place in iDANS this year with local participants. The local version of the program continues in iDANS 05 as education and development program for those specializing in contemporary dance and performing arts writing and criticism. Critical Endeavor aims to contribute to the development of a literary culture which confronts the challenges, responsibilities and inquiries of critical practices in contemporary performing arts. The program will involve the discussion of each work presented within iDANS 05, as well as the evaluation of the critical texts produced throughout the workshop.


    Critical Endeavor consists of a series of discussions and seminars expanding between October 1st-23rd, 2011 and it is designed around two main goals:

    • The achievement of expertise and experience to produce reviews, interviews, essays, articles and more comprehensive theoretical texts

    • The production of comprehensive texts on some key issues, theories and concepts of contemporary dance and performance 

    On many levels, Critical Endeavor Turkey 2011 will be the continuation of Critical Endeavor 2010. However, the discussions and readings will be formulated around a “more advanced” conceptual and theoretical intensity.


    Participants: Eylül Fidan Akıncı, Ceren Can Aydın, Özge Derman, Meral Harmancı, Nesli Kayalı, Rümeysa Kiger, Ayşe Orhon, Funda Özokçu, Damla Ekin Tokel, Hande Topaloğlu, Bilge Serdar.


    The reviews and interviews made by Critical Endeavor participants can be found at www.idansblog.org