Karagöz & Hacivat Project is at the TaPS Festival!

Yunus Emre Institute London is delighted to participate in the TaPS festival (Theatre arts Performance Symposium) with the Karagöz & Hacivat Project! The festival will run a set of workshops for international students studying for the IB theatre program from 8th to 10th October 2022 at Conway Hall, London.  TaPS festival is run by International School Theatre Association (ISTA) which provides global learning opportunities through theatre. 

Yunus Emre Institute London will deliver 4 Karagöz & Hacivat workshops for over 90 international theatre students to contribute to exploring world theatre traditions. 

Alongside Yunus Emre Institute London’s wider aims of cross-cultural dialogue, the Institute’s involvement in the festival is part of ‘𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗴ö𝘇 & 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁’ which is an educational project launched to promote Turkish culture and establish a bridge between students from different cultural backgrounds. 


During the Workshop:

Our specially trained Karagöz & Hacivat performer Ada Burke will focus on the century’s old performance conventions from Turkish shadow play tradition. In the first half of the workshop, students will be introduced to a brief history of Turkish shadow play and observe some puppets from Karagöz & Hacivat plays. The students will be given acetate films to draw and paint their own Karagöz & Hacivat figures. Then, by the help of fishlines and rods, they will create their own puppets.

After the completion of the puppets, students will discuss and explore the characteristic features of Karagöz & Hacivat, find their voice and movement on stage, and at the end of the workshop, they will perform a Muhavere (a dialogue) from a traditional play using real (leather made) Karagöz & Hacivat puppets.

For more information about the project, click here! 

Interested in hosting? 

Contact us to request the hosting form and for further details at londra@yee.org.tr