Su Guzey is the least experienced member of the team of dancers that joined Aakash Odedra in his recent project #JeSuis. Surprisingly, the dancer has never seriously thought of devoting her life to dance: in her high school Su was planning to study either physiology or fashion design. The reasons why she was postponing dance were health problems. “I had this huge problem with my back: I had both scoliosis and the hitch,” Su confessed. However, she liked to perform; her interest in theatre led Su to the university where she eventually met Aakash. After the workshop Aakash invited Su, Yasin, and Beril, who at that time were students of the same university, to dance with him. Three years later, Aakash reached the dancers and gathered them into one group.
If Su was not a dancer or an actress, she would like to be a musician who will either compose music or sing. Unlike dance experience, Su has a background in this field — she sang in choir since the kindergarten and played the piano for seven years. However, she now prefers electronic music.
When Su was asked why she thinks Aakash have chosen her, she took a pause. “I think that he saw something that I didn’t see and still can’t see.” Su loves to dance in various styles. She simply loves to feel her body moving to the rhythm when she is alone at home.
Speaking about the meaning behind the title of #JeSuis, Su expresses her assurance that this global famous hashtag helps to uncover performance’s message. She interprets the title in the context of an actual performance as the non-written manifesto of a communal projection of feelings and intentions. “In this era, we are capable of doing something instead of I am capable of doing something because when you are alone you don’t have much power, unfortunately.” Moreover, this mass intention that the piece aims to express drives the mechanism of democracy and in a long run can change poisoned reality.
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