Hacettepe University/Ankara State Conservatory of Ballet and Dance hosts Megan Bascom to re-stage and present Yanındayım, as part of a project led by the Department of Dance’s Chair, Dr. Selçuk Goldere. Supported with funding from the US Embassy in Turkey, the Sacred Dance Project is in its second phase. Yanındayım will be presented at the Ankara State Theater on December 16, 2018, alongside the work of world-renowned Selçuk Goldere, Aquila Rosewind, and William Forsythe staged by Christopher Roman and Brit Rodemund.
Bascom’s research in empathy, kinesthesia, body language, and communication is fostered through this project in both the choreographic process and the experience of cultural exchange. Developed in collaboration with the dance students, Yanındayım is a piece about communication and miscommunication, and translates to “I’m with you.”