was born in Istanbul in 1984 and moved in 2006 to Salzburg to study contemporary dance at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) after 2 years of studies at Yildiz Technical University Art and Design Faculty. Since finishing her postgraduate Masters program ICE (International Choreographic Exchange) at SEAD, she has been working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and soundpainter.
She has worked with many multidisciplinary artists for her own projects such as RUSH HOUR, Heimat...los! in München (2015, 2017), Youmemeyouhesheme ... in Wien (2013), My Lovely Army in Salzburg (2010) or Arrimamuebles in Costa Rica (2010), all around Europe and America. She has also danced for many choreographers and international companies including Davis Freeman (US/BE), Ori Flomin (US), Tomaz Simatovic (SLO/Ö), Mihran Tomasyan (TR), Mustafa Avkiran (TR), Abhilash Ningappa (IND), Gosaval Gaspard Projects (CR), Toihaus Theatre (AU) etc.
As of 2010, Ceren has been creating dance theater for children (1,5 - 6 years) and touring with her pieces, Elefant aus dem Ei ( Munich 2017), SAG MAL … (Munich 2016) Yamuk Yemek (Istanbul, 2015), Cartoonville (Strasbourg, 2013).
Besides dance, Ceren works with some singers and bands such as Sezen Aksu, Denizalti, Nihan Devecioglu, Barcelona Kletzmer Orchestra and Lamine Ciskho, primarily as a singer or back vocalist. She likes to use her singing and voice improvisation skills and often combines dance and live voice in her creations.
CEREN AS A SOUNDPAINTER
In 2010, Ceren started to build a career as a Soundpainter and Soundpainting trainer, which allows her to explore multidisciplinary free improvisation and compose live 'in the moment' improvisational material on the stage.
She studied with Walter Thompson (Founder of Soundpainting) by the scholarship of Austrian Ministry of Culture (BMUKK).
Since 2012 she is part of the Soundpainting Think Tank community and working with other soundpainters to develop and improve the language.
She is the founder and the soundpainter of Salzburg Soundpainting Collective, which has a multidisciplinary structure. Since 6 years she worked as a soundpainter and as a performer with many different international Soundpainting Collectives all around Europe and United States, Walter Thompson (USA), Barcelona Soundpainitng Orchestra(ES), Le SPANG (FR), Zaha (USA), Budapest Soundpainting Orchestra(H), Matters (BLG). She is very open to work and share ideas together, meanwhile as a second level certificated multidisciplinary soundpainting trainer she keeps on organizing workshops for different kinds of groups, such as: Multidisciplinary artists, Refugees, Integration Schools, Primary School Classes, Kindergartens, Amateur Theater Groups, Choirs.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2019 Next Generation Residency Participant - Assitej Artistic Gathering Norway - Kristasnad
2018 Work Scholarship for the research "Why do we dance?" - Kulturreferat München
2018 Next Generation Residency Participant - Assitej Artistic Gathering China - Beijing
2016 Work Scholarship for Soundpainting Projects in München - Kulturreferat München
2015 Soundpainting as Integration Project Cooperation Award - Bundeministerium
für Bildung und Frauen Österreich
2015 Artist of the Month (April) - Bundeszentrum für schulische Kulturarbeit Österreich
2014 Erasmus + Lifelong Learning Fortbildung Foundation
2013 Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Fortbildung Foundation
2011 Startscholarship 2011 for Music and Performing Arts - BMUKK Bundesministerium
für Unterricht,Kunst und Kultur
2011 Trag Mich!.. Nomination Best Children Performance, Nomination best Music -
2011 1. Preis mit dem Kurzfilm: Missão:Construção Perfeita - Toshiba Portugal Short film Competition
2010 Trag Mich!.. Special Award - BMUKK Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und
2008 Fullscholarship Participant - 17. Int. Bühnenwerkstatt / Dancetheatre festival Graz
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