Bahar Temiz

°1983, Istanbul, lives and works in Paris.

At the age of 12, Bahar Temiz started taking classical and modern dance classes. After being graduated from the French High School Saint-Joseph, she moved to Paris to study philosophy at the Université de Paris IV-la Sorbonne. In Paris, she continued dancing and collaborated with the choreographer Berrak Yedek and the costume designer Victor Féres on La peau, mémoire d’un lieu where she started to get interested in dance in interaction with different spaces, objects and fabrics.

She studied at the Artez Dance Academy in Netherlands and choreography at Ex.e.r.ce (Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier) in France. She has been an artist-in-residence in Tanzquartier Wien, a part of Europe in Motion during Springdance Festival in Utrecht and received Danceweb scholarship in Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. She worked as a dancer and performer with Erik Kaiel, Willi Dorner, Dylan Newcomb, Superamas, Ivana Müller, Clément Layes and Marc Vanrunxt. She holds a Masters degree on William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies from Université de Paris VIII-Seine-Saint-Denis.

Since 2012, she has been making her own work and collaborated with various artists on 1+ (2013), Song for the end with Münibe Millet (2014), Trailer with Erinç Aslanboga & Natalie Heller (2015), In Love (2016), M.A.R.S. with Felix Mathias Ott (2017), White on White with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jean-Paul Lespagnard & Marc Vanrunxt (2018), Au-Delà with Didier Ambact (2018) and Zee (2018).

Her work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Turkey.