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Bimeras Cultural Foundation

National Network: 
Turkey
Address: 
BiMERAS | iDANS Sarayarkasi Sok. 39/2, Muhterem Ap, Gumussuyu
Istanbul 34437
Turkey
Telephone: 
00902122448933
Fax: 
+902122449603
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
1993
General Information: 

Bimeras currently employs 9 persons.
Budgetary resources available in a year mainly come from private individuals' contributions in cash and in kind, who are founders of Bimeras. Other sources include sales of publications and performance tickets, donations and from project based sponsors.
Bimeras has numerous project based international partners.
Modalities of action involve the tour management and production management of select local choreographers. One major activity is the annual iDANS International Dance and Performance Festival. iDANS includes the following activities:
1. Stage performances
2. Turkish young choreographers' platform
3. Artists meetings
4. Concerts
5. Workshops
6. Conferences and symposiums
7. Film screenings
8. Publications (books of conference proceedings ; festival newspaper wherein essays and articles by emerging contemporary performance art critics are published; translated books; interactive blog; festival catalogue)
9. Presentation of Bimeras co-productions
10.2010 Jardin d’Europe project supported by European Commission's culture 2008-2013 programme will be hosted by iDANS

Mission and Objectives: 

Bimeras Cultural Foundation was founded by artists and scholars of live arts in order to promote and enhance international collaborations in the field and to identify the problems in the cultural and artistic realm and to seek solutions to these. For about a decade, it has supported the international education and presentation of local artists and organized the creation of their work as co-productions with partners from abroad. It has gained invaluable experience and network from its undertakings and with the international projects it is a part of, it will also help Turkish culture to be valued and supported.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Touring management and production management of Aydın Teker Company (choreographer);
Touring management and production management of Ayse Orhon (choreographer;
Co--productions of new works by select emerging choreographers;
Consultation services for the international relations of local and international contemporary dance artists;
Providing internships to young performing arts managers;
Supporting the education of promising young artists;
Organizing the annual international dance and perfomance festival iDANS.
iDANS includes the following activities:
1. Stage performances
2. Turkish young choreographers' platform
3. Artists meetings
4. Concerts
5. Workshops
6. Conferences and symposiums
7. Film screenings
8. Publications (books of conference proceedings ; festival newspaper wherein essays and articles by emerging contemporary performance art critics are published; translated books; interactive blog; festival catalogue)
9. Presentation of Bimeras co-productions
10.2010 Jardin d’Europe project supported by European Commission's culture 2008-2013 programme will be hosted by iDANS

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Aydin Silier
Head of the organisation: 
Aydin Silier