Here's what Bikem Ozturk, a dancer, writer, healer, and mother (of Atesh Can, 18 months), says about the structured improvisation she's planning for the evening of October 20:
LIMITS ARE THE SKY
explanation of the dance.. exploring WHAT WE DO DESPITE our limits. Asking HOW CAN WE LIVE WITH OUR LIMITS AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE THIS LIFE MORE INTERESTING.. acknowledging that LIMITS CAN TURN INTO OPPORTUNITIES. MY DANCE IS ABOUT COURAGE, JOY, AND MINDFULLY LIVING A FULL LIFE WITHIN LIMITS. Asking HOW CAN WE USE MINDFULNESS IN OUR LIFE TO ENJOY LIFE MORE.
Born in Istanbul in 1966, Bikem studied ballet as a child, and at 23, participated with Zeynep Gunsur in the first dance theater project of Green Grapes. Since moving to the United States in 1993, she has been dancing in Liz Lerman Dance Exchange classes and projects. Bikem has been a student of Zen since 1991 and her practice is mindfulness in everyday life.