Mehmet Sander is a hugely important figure in contemporary theatre and performance and we are delighted to welcome him to the Think Tank.
Gravity is a natural phenomenon by which all physical bodies attract each other. It is most commonly experienced as this agent causes physical object fall towards the ground.
My work demonstrates gravity rather than camouflage it as it is done in Ballet and most dance forms. Gravity is my collaborator to create profound movement and space use. Gravity is my bedrock for my process and my work.
Mehmet Sander started dancing with Geyvan Mcmillen in Istanbul in 1984. Sander continued his dance education at the London Contemporary Dance School, California State University (Long Beach), Harvard University and American Dance Festival. Sander founded the Mehmet Sander Dance Company in 1990. In the United States, Sander and his company have performed in Highways (Santa Monica), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Festival (1993), Japan-American Theater and Alaska Performing Arts Center (Anchorage) and elsewhere.