Collaboration in works for creative dance residency at BAM

DanceMotion USA’s David Dorfman Dance and Turkey’s Korhan Başaran Company will come together for a creative residency at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from Aug. 14-16, featuring new collaborative work devised by the two dancers.

As one of three U.S. dance companies participating in the program’s fourth season, David Dorfman Dance recently completed a four-week-long educational exchange and performance tour of Turkey, Armenia and Tajikistan. Korhan Başaran Company — which will join David Dorfman Dance at BAM and at the Bates Dance Festival in Maine — was a company that David Dorfman Dance worked with in Turkey.

Additionally, two Armenian guest artists — Karen Khachatryan and Davit Grigoryan — have been invited to join the BAM residency as part of an effort by the DanceMotion USA program to promote themes of reconciliation.

DanceMotion USA is a cultural diplomacy program that supports U.S. foreign policy goals by engaging international audiences through educational opportunities, performance and cultural exchange. The program is a people-to-people international exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by BAM.

The residency will culminate in performances at the BAM Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place) from Aug. 14 through 16. Following the Aug. 16 1 p.m. performance, an artist talk/Q&A will take place with David Dorfman and Korhan Başaran. The performance and artist talk will be available as a live feed to an audience in Turkey.

Tickets are can be reserved at BAM.org, by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or in-person at the BAM box office (30 Lafayette Ave).

A video clip of David Dorfman Dance and Korhan Başaran Company at work in Istanbul, Turkey may be viewed at http://youtu.be/dUoNgFRgMNA.

“Doub-alities,” performed by Korhan Basaran Company in 2014 at Aksanat in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Cem Gork