Erdem Gündüz (Ankara, 1979) graduated master program of Performing Arts at Mimar Sinan University, He under-graduated from YıldızTechnical University, Faculty of Art and Design, department of Music and Performing Arts in 2007.

He trained in acting at Ege University Theater Assembly and he established Ege University Dance theater Assembly.
In 2007 he trained at The John Kennedy center during the Exchange Programme for Performing Artists in Washington and New York on contemporary dance.
In 2008-2010, , He gave  "movement class" for actors in Yeni Yüzyıl University Department of Performing Arts 
He performed at İ.B.B.C.R.R Dance Theater and Istanbul Dance Theater and he joined several festivals and workshops abroad with his own performances.
Since 2005 he has been given dance classes and prepared workshops at Catı Dance association.
His research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for investigating political realities and social movement. In 2013 he received M100 Sanssouci Colloquium International Prize; in 2014 a Theodor Heuss Medal, Premio dell’uomo in piedi Award and Václav Havel Prize for creative dissense

(This is not a current CV. this page is under construction.)

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

 

2008-2014: M.P.A, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Master of Performing Arts, Turkey

2008: Attended course: IMPULSTANZ, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, Austria

2007: Attended course: THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Exchange Programme in USA

2003-2007: BA, Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design, Music and Stage Arts, Modern Dance Programme, Turkey
2002-2003: YTU, English Preparation Class

1998-2002:  Bsc, Aegean University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Machine and Agriculture (didn’t get undergraduate certificate)
1996-1998: Bsc, Aegean University, Department of Electrician (two year program)


INDIVIDUAL WORKS

2008: “Body/Vücut ” 22. Festival Grad Theatre City Budva, Ukus Mora, Budva,  Montenegro

2008    : “Scar/ Yara” 12. International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, Raša Plaovic, Belgrad, Serbia

2008    : “How to play this game?/ Oyun Nasıl Oynanmalı?” İzmit Büyükşehir Belediyesi Şehir Tiyatroları, Süleyman Demirel Kültür Merkezi, Büyük Salon, İzmit, Türkiye

 

2007    : “The Wall” Tershane Çağdaş Sanat ve Fikir Üretim Platformu, Istanbul, Türkiye

Kasım 2007     : “With the thing/ Şey ile”Project 3, BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

2007    : “With the thing/ Şey ile” Visibility Project 3, Galata Art Space, Istanbul

2007    : “With the thing/ Şey ile” Project 3, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul

2007: “Scar”, 9. The Middle East Technical University (METU) Contemporary Dance Festival, (Ankara, TURKEY)

2004: “Inferno” (METU( 6. Middle East Technical University Contemporary Dance Festival), Ankara, TURKEY)

2003: “The Most Youngest Silly Green Dog/ En Genç Yeşil Şaşkın Köpek)”, (METU, Ankara, TURKEY)

2003    : “Inferno” Aegean University 8th Annual Internetional Cultural Studies Symposium, AU, Izmir, TURKEY

2002: “Inferno” (Aegean University, Izmir, TURKEY)

2001    : “Metamorfoz” AU Modern Dance Society, Izmir, TURKEY

2001: “The Legend of Crystal Chalet (Bir Billur Köşk Masalı), (AU, Izmir, TURKEY)

2000    : “Tutsak” AU Modern Dance Society, Izmir, TURKEY

 

Group Project

2007: “3 minutes in the city” Choreography/ dancer: Erdem Gunduz, Video: Gülnur Kılıç, YTU “open exhibition” Istanbul, Turkey

2006: "Border/ Sınır", Sculpture: Özgür Demirci Choreography: Erdem Gündüz, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts 4th International Student Triennial (Istanbul, TURKEY)

2006    : “Europa” Choreography/ Dancers:Erdem Gündüz, Gökmen Kasabalı, 8. The Middle East Technical University (METU) Contemporary Dance Festival, KKM, Ankara, Turkey

 

DANCE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES:

 

2008: “Hidden (Mahrem)” Member of Istanbul Dance Theatre Company (direct by Geyvan McMillen), (Garajistanbul, Istanbul, TURKEY)

 

2006: Member of Istanbul Dance Theatre Company (direct by Geyvan McMillen).
" Identities, (Kimlikler)", "Hidden (Mahrem)"; Geyvan McMillen (Tese delle Vergini, Venezia, ITALY)

 

2006: “Sırlar” Choreography: Geyvan McMillen/ Loretta Livingstone (Haldun Taner Center Hall-Istanbul,TURKEY)

 

2005: “My Mediterranean (Benim Akdenizim)” Member of Cemal Reşit Rey Dance Theatre Company (directed by/ choreography: Geyvan McMillen) (Sarajevo and Mostar, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA)

 

2005: “Inside (İç)”, Choreography: Tan Temel/ Nurhan Nebioğlu (CRR Center Hall, Istanbul, TURKEY

 

2004: Member of Cemal Reşit Rey Dance Theatre Company (directed by Geyvan McMillen). “Naked Hamlet”, Choreography: Ismael Ivo (CRR Concert Hall, Istanbul, TURKEY)

2004: “Anti- D”, Choreography: Aydan Türker (METU, CRR Concert Hall, Ankara, TURKEY)

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2000: Dance Theatre of Aegean University is founded by Erdem GÜNDÜZ

2001-2002: happening: The Performances by Dance Theatre of Aegean University Members

 “Child’s play in the dark (Karanlıkta Çocuk Oyunu)”, “Time (Zaman)”, “Space (Boşluk),” (AU, İzmir, TURKEY)

 “Descent (İniş)”, “To be relieved (Rahatlama)” (METU, Ankara, TURKEY)

2000-2001: happening: “ Effect-Reaction (Etki - Tepki), “Motive (Güdü), “Space (Boşluk)”,

1999-2000: He was member of “Modern Dance Group” at Aegean University, he danced in various performances as well as dancing in his own choreographies:

2000-2001: “Quent, Wind, Döngü, Bu Bir Hikaye (this is a story)”

2000-1999: “Orient, Quent, Döngü, Tutsak”

THEATRE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES:

2007: “İyi ki varsın” Directed by Onur Bayraktar

2007: “Araf ya da gözler” Directed by Perihan Kurtoğlu

1997-1999: He was member of a theatre group took role in these plays: (Theatre Group Of Aegean University)

1996-1997: “Abelard and Heloise” written by Ronald Duncan
“Hücrede- In a cell” written by Nazlı Eray

1997-1998: “Görüşmeler” written by Mehmet Aydın

1998-1999: “Gizlioturum” written by J.P. Sartre

He also took role at “Şeyh Bedrettin Destanı” (at City Theater of Denizli)

Other experiences: Since 2001 he is the head animator in a special company (Dadya org.)

AWARDS:

 

2005: The Turco-British Association, University Students'art Exhibition Winner Prize

"Where two oceans meet?" photograph, graphic design, illüstrasyon (created by Alper Alpözgen, Erdem Gündüz)