Capital Of Culture Agenda

The time has come for the events Istanbul art lovers have been awaiting with bated breath. The Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture agenda is chock full again this month.

Launched in April with the slogan, ‘Istanbul is dancing!’, ‘Dance Platform Istanbul’ continues to delight audiences. One of the rare troupes that caters to children, De Stilte of Holland is staging ‘Madcap’ at the Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater on June 11 and 12. The Tokyo Ballet Company will present a mixed ‘Bejart’ program at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on Saturday, June 19.

A pioneer of German dance theater and one of the leading names in modern dance, Pina Bausch’s Istanbul-inspired dance show, ‘A Breath’, will be coming to audiences at the Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater on June 21, 22 and 23 to commemorate the first anniversary of the artist’s death. Hosted by the Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture Agency Directorate of Stage and Performing Arts, ‘A Breath’ is being realized jointly with the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Art’s International Istanbul Theater Festival.