Previously at the ICA - Films

Life as a Fable a Narrative!, Huseyin Karabey, 2004

Life as a Fable a Narrative! + A Breath with Pina Bausch

24 Feb 2013

Life as a Fable a Narrative!

The story of actress and theatre director Jülide Kural, best known for her role as İpek in the Turkish TV series Super Dad, and the eight year struggle to bring to the stage the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The two women have much in common - a passion for life, feminist politics - but principally they share the challenges and struggles of simple everyday existence. Long Live Life is the appropriate title of the play.

Life as a Fable a Narrative! (Bir Hayati Masal Gibi Anlatmak). dir. Huseyin Karabey, Turkey 2004, 45 mins, English subtitles, cert. PG

A Breath with Pina Bausch

A unique record of the visit to Istanbul in 2002 of legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, and her Tanztheater de Wuppertal company, a visit which inspired the performance piece A Breath. It provides a fascinating backstage look at a work in progress and gives an insight into the creative genius of Bausch, who died in 2009. Interspersed with the rehearsal scenes is the actual stage work, a performance full of stunningly poetic images that are pure dance.

A Breath with Pina Bausch, dir. Huseyin Karabey, Turkey 2004, 45 mins, English subtitles, cert. PG

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