Contemporary/Turkish dance fusion KAYA explores the human experience of displacement and forced migration

Former Associate Artist at The Point, Ceyda Tanc makes a return visit to Eastleigh venue this March with her company’s latest stunning dance work.

KAYA explores human experiences of displacement, drawing on the strength and resilience of those searching for belonging in a new community.

In the early 1900’s, forced migration of Anatolian Greeks left the Turkish village Kayaköy as a ghost town. One hundred years later, Turkey is at the epicentre of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, holding over 3.2 million Syrian refugees. Tanc was compelled to make a work that will provoke audiences to reflect on the global scale of displacement, by drawing on the experience and stories within their own communities.

“…so excellent that they surpass any contemporary dance performance I have seen” (Fringe Review)

“The next big thing in modern dance shows no signs of slowing down.” (BN1 Magazine)

The company produce cutting-edge, dynamic contemporary dance works with the influence of traditional Turkish folk dance, the dance style of Tanc’s heritage. Utilising virtuoso movements of the male Turkish dancers on female bodies, a unique movement vocabulary is created, which conveys striking shapes, and an emotive and sensual energy.

KAYA is at The Point, Eastleigh on 7th March. Tickets are £14 with £10 concessions and £8 for school groups. To find out more and book tickets visit or call the Box Office on 023 8065 2333.

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