Harman

A moving and powerful performance in four pieces by a group of talented dancers. The up and coming dance company, Ceyda Tanc, has influence of traditional Turkish folk dance that combines beautifully with a contemporary approach. Choreographed and artistically directed by the eponymous Ceyda Tanc, this is an impressive piece of work.

A moving and powerful performance in four pieces by a group of talented dancers.

The company is formed of professional dancers and there is also a piece by their Brighton based youth company formed from various schools in the area. These young performers start with their piece Yol, a work that is influenced by the idea of nomadic living and uses solos, duets and large groups to convey a sense of community.

A duet, Patika, was where two extremely talented dancers really came into their own, building an intense atmosphere and the kind of relationship which had been less developed in the earlier works. Their interaction in this piece is perfect and they appear to move as one. One of the dancers is wrapped in a long grey train, which flows solemnly with her movements and dramatically sweeps off the stage.

The piece that stood out was the last, Volta, which has a haunting original score composed by Orchestar. In Turkish prisons it’s extremely disrespectful for an inmate to turn their back on another during a walking exercise. The dance took this idea as its influence to create a dramatic, intense and dark performance. They fully utilised The Spiegel Tent, making the most of the wooden floorboards to create primal diegetic sounds as they moved. The movements flow through the group at times, like ripples within water, creating an organic and beautiful effect.

This was a well conceived and meaningful performance, which I would certainly see again.

Reviews by Amber Gregory

Brighton Spiegeltent

Harman

★★★★
Marlborough Theatre

Yes No Maybe

★★
Upstairs at Three and Ten

The Common Land

★★★★
45 Springfield Road

The House Project

★★★★
Brighton Spiegeltent

366 Days of Kindness

★★★
Upstairs at Three and Ten

Lead Pencil and Friends

★★★★

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £600,000 to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

Location

The Blurb

Upon the return from their tour in Turkey, Ceyda Tanc Dance perform a triple bill of work. The company focuses on creating cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance works, with influence of traditional Turkish folk dance, the dance style of Ceyda's heritage. The Brighton-based youth company, Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance, will also perform.

Most Popular See More

Pretty Woman: The Musical

From £18.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Grease the Musical

From £20.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Book of Mormon

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Play That Goes Wrong

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

My Fair Lady

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Lion King

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets