Irem Bekter

Dance
Specialities: Body percussion, Dance, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Songwriting

Contact Info

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Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Eureka - Art Interculturelle

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am a singer-songwriter with a theatre and dance background, combining my expertise in these fields with my Turkish, English, and Argentinian cultural background.
I specialize in creating for, teaching, and inspiring seniors and people with developmental difficulties, and other special needs, such as cerebral palsy.
To do this, I use voice, dance and music, and a dose of humour, always with a theatrical touch, to create ‘magic’ with the participants!

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I have merged my experience in music and theatre with my experience in indigenous art forms of Argentina to create a concept called ‘Rhythm and Body on Stage’. I have further adapted this concept to special needs populations. My workshops explore rhythm, motion and voice for people who want to overcome their fears.

We learn about deep breathing and movement in a relaxed manner that enables participants to free the voice.
We work with the rhythm of breathing.
We learn coordination and disassociation.
We explore movement basics, connecting the percussive sounds of our body and freeing ourselves to initiate sound from gesture.
We learn to turn our gestures and daily tasks into dance movements and vocal expressions.
In my personal experience, I've seen improvement in attention span and memory, as participants discover their inner strength and overcome the fear of ridicule.

Video

Laurence Ly/Festival Accès Asie
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