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©PEGGY KAPLAN

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Aydin Teker is a Turkish choreographer and dance instructor. She graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1973 and joined Ankara State Opera and Ballet as a dancer. In 1976, she got a scholarship and first went to London and then to the USA. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1982 she came back to Turkey and started working as modern dance instructor and choreographer at Mimar Sinan University, where she received her Diploma of Adequacy (equivalent of doctorate degree) in 1993 and the title of professor in 2001. In 1993, she received a Fulbright research scholarship and went to New York again for a year to explore new developments on somatic theories. Her choreographies and site-specific works have been shown in many countries. Among these, “Density” got a special award at the 22. Zurich Theaterspektakel, and her creations, “aKabi” and “harS”, have been acclaimed in many renowned festivals. She recently retired from Contemporary Dance Department and Performing Arts Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory, Istanbul.

Aydin Teker celebrates her 35th anniversary in choreography with “Hallo!” that is dedicated to her daughter Çağrı Teker.