Aakash Odedra Company presents #JeSuis, a touching dance-theatre piece about individuals struggling to find their voice in the stand against oppression.
Through a diversity of dance, music and cultures, these seven dancers from Turkey deliver a tribute to all the people, whether they are in prison, a refugee camp, or in a house behind closed curtains, whose stories have not yet been ‘hashtagged’ and where their freedom of movement, their speech, religion or liberty remains at stake.
#JeSuis was born from the belief that our ability to speak out and stand together will see us through to brighter times.
Concept, Direction & Choreography
Originally created and performed by
Melissa Ugolini, Su Güzey, Beril Senöz, Gizem Aksu, Yasin Anar, Taner Güngör, Evrim Akyay
Assistant Choreographer & Rehearsal Director
Set & Costumes
Ryan Dawson Laight
Mohammed A Bakri
Kafkas track “Deeper” written and performed by The Soft Moon permission courtesy of Captured Tracks and Low Profile NYC
Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator © Roy Export SAS
#JeSuis is supported by Lottery Funding from Arts Council England and Paradise is Here.
Co-commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi; Journeys Festival International; The Movement (a partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, Sadler’s Wells and The Lowry); Curve; and Contact Theatre, Manchester.
Research and development supported by the British Council, Turkey and DanceXchange.