Çağdaş Gösteri Sanatları Girişimi Derneği (ÇGSG) [Association of Contemporary Performing Arts Initiative]
ÇGSG is a civil initiative which targets to initiate a change and transformation movement by bringing together independent artists, theoreticians, educators, cultural directors and academicians who are productive in the contemporary performing arts field in Turkey.
It was founded in June 2005 in order to designate, define, plan and implement the practices and projects which shall initiate the movement and it became a legal entity in August 2007 by establishing its own association.
By holding regular meetings since 2005, ÇGSG targets, in long term, to create an active and sustainable production area for itself and for its audience, to establish a suitable environment to produce “works” which searches new ways of expression and which are able to establish contact with their audiences, to increase and expand the audience, to question the dynamics of its own age, to become visible and to convert this visibility into a cultural formation, to get involved in the course of establishment and implementation of cultural policies, and thus to contribute in development of civil society.
As being a platform open for differences, ÇGSG, which adopts joint action within a democratic framework, to be in union of forces, to be related with the agenda, being innovative and open for development as its basic values, defines the contemporary performance arts as “highly qualified, unique, interdisciplinary works which looks for new ways of expression and stretches the exiting patterns”.
Projects of ÇGSG
Already Realized Projects:
Stage Arts Meeting 01: Play Workshop – Kadıköy (May 2007)
Beyoğlu Municipality Semt Konakları [District Mansions] Drama and Motion Workshops (April-June 2007)
Cultural Contact with Beyoğlu Municipality – Towards the Independent Arts Council (2007)
2007 – 2008 “Direct Link by Way of Art” - AB Project. Project Owner: Santral İstanbul; ÇGSG Project Partner
Persons and Organizations involved in Formation of ÇGSG
Eylem Ertürk İpek
a-m-b-e-r Beden-İşlemsel Sanatlar / Ekmel Ertan
BİLSAK Tiyatro Atölyesi & Maya Sahnesi / Nihal Geyran Koldaş
ÇAK – Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası / Mihran Tomasyan
ÇATDAL - Çağdaş Türk Dansı Araştırma Laboratuvarı / Deniz Polat
ÇATI Çağdaş Dans ve Bağımsız Dans Sanatçıları Derneği / Ömer Uysal - Sevi Algan
Dans Buluşma İstanbul / Aytül Hasaltün - Kemal Bozkurt
9 Altı Dans ve Hareket Projesi / İlyas Odman
Garajistanbul & 5. Sokak Tiyatrosu / Mustafa Avkıran - Övül Avkiran
Hareket Atölyesi / Zeynep Günsür
Kumpanya / Naz Erayda - Kerem Kurdoğlu
[laboratory] Performans Sanatları Araştırma ve Proje Laboratuarı / Şafak Uysal
RemDans / Tuğçe Tuna Proje Topluluğu / Tuğçe Tuna
TAL Dans / Mustafa Kaplan - Filiz Sızanlı
Ve Diğer Şeyler Topluluğu & GalataPerform / Yeşim Özsoy – Genco Gülan
22/11 Proje Topluluğu / Handan Ergiydiren Özer