During  ARTinternational Istanbul 2014 ,  the choreographer Chantal Yzermans was invited to present  the first and last  intervention based on the appropriation of  'TOTEM ANCESTOR'. A solo dance work made and performed   by the American choreographer Merce Cunningham in 1942.  Merce Cunningham made this solo for himself in 1942, in the spring of his talent as a soloist, on a  musical composition made by  John Cage.  Transforming the legal restrictions surrounding the intellectual properties of this solo by Merce Cunningham, this  solo was  danced by  Chantal Yzermans  in a private space in Istanbul, while the auditory/breathing interpretation of this performance was shared publicly during  the ARTinternational Istanbul and through live streaming 

 

Concept & Performance   

Chantal Yzermans

based on the solo performance of  ‘Totem Ancestor’   by Merce Cunningham (1942)

 performed at the Halic Congress Center Istanbul during the ARTinternational Istanbul Turkey on September 25 -27, 2014

 This performance was commissioned by ARTinternational Istanbul 2014

a Radical Low production 2014