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HAYDAR TANZT / HAYDAR’IN DANSI

Love and death of the Alevi scholar Haydar Yildirim / ALEVI YAZAR HAYDAR YILDIRIM‘IN AŞKI VE ÖLÜMÜ

© Matthias Heyde

Music theatre by Bernhard Glocksin and Albert Tola with music by Taner Akyol, Valentina Bellanova, Derya Yıldırım and Alaa Zouiten

After “Bésame mucho”, the new piece by Albert Tola and Bernhard Glocksin:

Turkish-Alevi historian Dr Haydar Yıdılrım has spent years researching how music travelled from Persia to Andalusia and from there back to Turkey via the entire Mediterranean region. A fascinating realisation: the music tells of the coexistence of the cultures of Arabs, Christians and Jews, as well as their spirituality, which continues in the dance of the dervishes and in the songs and rites of the Turkish Alevis today. Haydar – who sings and plays the bağlama himself – writes his book about this, a life’s work. But Haydar is unable to complete it. On the night of 6 February 2023, like tens of thousands of others, he falls victim to the gigantic earthquake in the border region between Turkey and Syria. And yet: trapped in his flat, Haydar manages to send some last messages to his mobile phone. This reaches Songül, a colleague, in Berlin. But why? And what is stored on this mobile phone?

With Songül, we learn voicemail by voicemail about what happened in Turkey at the time, about the songs and myths in Córdoba in Spain, Konya in Turkey, Tunceli/Dersim in Anatolia and about the culture and oppression of the Turkish Alevis, who make up around a fifth of the Turkish population at 20 million. We dedicate this piece to the Alevi historian Dr Mehmet Yıldırım, whose burial and death we learned about during the great earthquake tragedy. Like the fictional Haydar, he was also a historian and acık, a singer of folk songs with the bağlama. One year after the earthquake, HAYDAR TANZT / HAYDAR’IN DANSI connects a concrete fate on behalf of those tens of thousands at the time and tells of the culture and history of the Alevis from Dersim, interwoven with the musical diversity of Arab-Andalusian and Anatolian-Alevi folk music.

© Matthias Heyde
© Matthias Heyde
© Matthias Heyde

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WITH Taies Farzan (Songül), Valentina Bellanova (Ney, Duduk and others), Derya Yıldırım (Bağlama), Alaa Zouiten (Oud)

WITH TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND COMPOSITIONS BY Taner Akyol and the participating musicians TEXT Bernhard Glocksin and Albert Tola DIRECTION Cecilia Ligorio AUSSTATTUNG Alberto Favretto

with English and Turkish subtitles on your smart phone (OPERA ACCESS)

RAHMENPROGRAMM

MUSIKTHEATER VERNETZT – DISCUSSION
ALEVISM AND THE EARTH QUAKE IN TURKEY
on March 21 after the show
with representatives of the alevi community, the actress Taies Farzan, Bernhard Glocksin (Artistic Director NKO) and the composer Taner Akyol

CAN DÜNDAR – DIE RISSIGE BRÜCKE: DIE TÜRKEI UND DAS ERDBEBEN 2023 / ÇATLAYAN KÖPRÜ: TÜRKİYE VE 2023 DEPREMI
Talk, Music, Information and Tea on April 7 at 11 am with Can Dündar, Taner Akyol, Bernhard Glocksin

CONTENT NOTE
Strong acoustic stimuli: loud noises when representing the earth quake, thematisation of violence

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FROM NOW ON: MOBILE SUBTITLES IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH FOR SELECTED PRODUCTIONS!

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