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caner teker — killjoy


caner teker — killjoy

TH 12.12 20:30
FR 13.12 20:30

Mourning through the Moira, where intimate labor meets profound grief. Comment end  

In killjoy, caner teker explores mourning and grief through the figure of the Moira. The Moira are people who mourn on behalf of others, managing loss through an intimate form of labor.

caner, alongside dancer Élie Autin, embodies the Moira as a professional mourner who performs ritual dirges offering comfort and entertainment to the relatives. caner looks at the service economy, emotional labor, migrant labor, and performative work, incorporating their own experiences as a German-Turkish person and memories of their grandmother's ritual farewell.

How is this form of work connected to the performance economy on stage and in the theatre? How do we create spaces for mourning, and who mourns what? In the black box, Caner and Élie challenge traditional spatial hierarchies in relations to the audience. Here, mourning is understood as the agreement to undergo a transformation involving everyone present as active witnesses, with an open-ended outcome.


caner teker is a survivor, supporter, and choreographer. Their performances explore themes of parasitism, transformation, and autobiographical worldmaking. By manipulating space, time and the body, they create images that convey personal experiences beyond queerness and post-migrant identity. caner presents for the very first time in Brussels.


Choreography, performance & stage: caner teker
Performance: Élie Autin
Composition music: Nazanin Noori
Outside eye: Joshua Wicke
Creative production: Sofie Luckhardt
Technical production & light: Hendrik Borowski
Outside eye production: Martin Bien
Thanks to Ewa Dziarnowska, Anton Schweizer
Production: caner teker / PARASITES PROJECTS
Co-production: PACT Zollverein, HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Funded by the Cultural Office of the state capital Düsseldorf. Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Supported by NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. Funded by the Art and Culture Foundation of Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.