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Cuisine and Confessions

Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center Drama Stage

Sponsored by İntema Mutfak, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts will be hosting, in December, Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers) with their project Cuisine and Confessions in which the company takes acrobatics and dance into the kitchen. Cuisine and Confessions that was highly acclaimed everywhere it was staged will meet the audience in Zorlu Performing Arts Center Drama Stage with a total of six performances during December 23-27, 2015 under the venue sponsorship of Zorlu Performing Arts Centre.

Cooked in the kitchen served on the stage...

Cuisine and Confessions presents an energetic and rich feast to the audience for 90 minutes as the performance explores senses such as taste and smell, blending childhood memories, relationships and family traditions with the ensemble's artistic vision in a big, fully equipped communal kitchen ready for use. Cuisine and Confessions performed by 9 acrobats/dancers of the ensemble Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers) which attracts attention with its acrobatic choreographies, presents to the audience with thrilling acrobatic moves the ensemble members' dreams, experiences, roots and life stories, accompanied by music of their composition as well as quite moments.

Cuisine and Confessions which presents a unique harmony of circus, dance, theatre, music and food, makes sure that its audience have an unrivalled experience. Shana Carroll and Sébastian Soldevila, who are also the artistic directors and the founders of the ensemble, have choreographed this show. Shana and Sébastian have also choreographed Quebec's 400th anniversary performance by Cirque du Soleil in 2008 and their choreography has been highly acclaimed. Different interpretations of the melodies we know and love accompany the show besides the original music composed for it. The ensemble that performed to a full house in every city it toured with Cuisine and Confessions which was the opening performance of CINARS Biennial in Montreal in 2014 and which has been performed in countries such as Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Austria and Spain before coming to Istanbul, was highly acclaimed by the audience.

The Troupe made its mark by receiving many awards since 2006. The group that works wonders by the acrobatic performances they stage, received the "Governer General's Performing Arts Awards" in 2008 and Off Broadway Alliance in 2012. It received 4 golden medals from the Mondial du Cirque de Demain in various years. Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers) performed 11 different shows in 40 countries and 350 cities in 12 years.

The main aim of this Canadian troupe founded in 2002 and that has been claimed as one of the world's most famous circuses by Le Monde is to introduce circus arts to a wider community. The seven founders of this troupe, Isabelle Chassé, Shana Carroll, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila andet Samuel Tétreault bring together their different skills, experiences and qualities in accordance with their common artistic goals.

Performances will start at 20.30.
There will be another performance at 15.00, on 26 and 27 December.