Interview with Gizem Aksu


Gizem Aksu is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, and instructor based in Istanbul Turkey. She is now working in Aakash Odedra Company’s dance project in New York University Abu Dhabi in the UAE. In this interview, she shared with us her dance-related background, her thoughts on this current project and her ideas on how dance raises […]

Marginalization


“Marginalization” refers to [tome_reference id=”1508″ biblio-id=”1134″]“treatment of a person, group, or concept as insignificant or peripheral.”[/tome_reference] In the text of the article “Bodies of Silence and Resistance: Writing Marginality” by Natalie Zervou, “marginalization” refers to the advocacy of cultural and linguistic lineage and the resulting inferior position of non-native Greek-speaking ethnic groups—in other words, the ethnic […]

Hybridity


“Hybridity”, as a noun, usually has the same meaning as “hybrid”. It refers to [tome_reference id=”1324″ biblio-id=”1166″]“a thing made by combining two different elements”[/tome_reference]. In the text of the “Interculturalism” of the book Dramaturgy in Motion by Katherine Profeta, “hybridity” refers to [tome_reference id=”3977″ biblio-id=”549″]the intersection and combination of different cultures, genders, and races in […]

Anatomy


“Anatomy” usually refers [tome_reference id=”915″ biblio-id=”589″]“to the branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms, especially as revealed by dissection and the separation of parts” or “the bodily structure of an organism” as a scientific term, or “a study of the structure or internal workings of something” as […]

Fragment


[tome_reference id=”591″ biblio-id=”589″]“Fragment”[/tome_reference], as a noun, usually refers to “a small part broken off or separated from something” or “an isolated or incomplete part of something”, while as a verb, it refers to “break or cause to break into fragments”. In the text of the section “Research” of the book Dramaturgy in Motion by Katherine […]

Redundancy


“Redundancy” usually refers to [tome_reference id=”3887″ biblio-id=”1166″]“the state of being not or no longer needed or useful”; to be more specific, it means that “the state of being no longer in employment because there is no more work available” or “the inclusion of extra components which are not strictly necessary to functioning, in case of […]

Optimism


“Optimism” usually refers to [tome_reference id=”3874″ biblio-id=”1521″]“hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something”, “the doctrine, especially as set forth by Leibniz, that this world is the best of all possible worlds”, and “the belief that good must ultimately prevail over evil in the universe”.[/tome_reference] In the text of the article “We […]