Künstlerische Leitung

Künstlerische Leitung

Gülsen Gürses
Founder and artistic director of the Competence Center for International Cultural Networking and Consulting.

Professional background:

Founder and artistic director of the Competence Center
for International Cultural Networking and Consulting (2007–)
Founder of the First International Theater Laboratory (ITL) (1990)
Founder and artistic direction of Theater des Augenblicks (1987–)

Concept, artistic and project management:

International EU Project “Tracing Roads Across” (2006-2003)
EU Project – „kontext:europa’’ (2002-2000)
„kontext:europa 2002 – artistic Impulses from South Europe’’ (2002)
„kontext:europa 2001 – theatrical impulses from Scandinavia’’ (2001)
„kontext:europa 2000 - theatrical impulses from Poland, Russia, Slovenia and the Czech
Republic“ (2000)
“Soloist Festival” (1999)
„III International Dance Laboratory: Loneliness – Individual vs. Collective” (1999-1998)
Cycle 1 – Trance Chance I: „Gender is Performance“
Cycle 2 – Trance Chance II: „Turning Talks“
Symposium „Transidentity in comparison: the cultures of Europe,Turkey and India“
„International Dance Laboratory - Cycle 2 tracks of loneliness“ (1997)
EU Project - „International Dance Laboratory - years of loneliness“ (1997-1996)
Music festival “Gastgarten und Kultur” (1995)
Artistic management of the “International Theatre Laboratory I-II-III” – Workshop and
research together with Yoshi Oida, Bruce Myers, Tuncel Kurtiz, Lin Huan Shang, La
Fura dels Baus, Zygmund Molig, Monika Pagneux and other guest (1993-1991)
First “International Theatre Laboratory – ITL’’ (1990)

Director and Co-Director:

Cycle “Trance Chance I” – “Gender is Performance” – c Jörg Weber – Action 1: Braunschweig,
Istanbul, Vienna (1999-1998)
Cycle “Trance Chance II” -“Turning Talks“ – Co-direction with Jörg Weber – Action 2:
Vienna (1999-1998)
Cycle “Trance Chance II” – “Individual vs. Collective” – Co-direction with Jörg Weber –
Action 3: Braunschweig, Vienna (1999-1998)
EU Project - “Years of loneliness” – cooperation with Irene Bourget-Kalbusch from Belgium
and Guillermo Horta from Cuba (1997-1996)
„Niemand auf Reisen“ – co-operation with Ali Ihsan Kaleci – invitation to theatrical festival
in Avignon (1991)
„Guernica I”, “Guernica II” (tour to International Theatre Festival Istanbul and Festival
Musica Trento 900 / Directed by Gül Gürses with music composed by Vittorio Gelmetti
Performance: „Letters to Taranta Babu“ (touring through South Tyrol (1988-1987))

Productions and Co-Productions:

“Gym” – Krement X (2001)
“Bertrand’s Toy” - Black Sky White (2000)
“Hahmomania” – Trava (2000)
“ One night Stand” – Krement X (1999)
“Solisten Festival” – produced together with Paul Wenninger, Ziya Azazi, Silvia Both,
Sabine Holzer, Bharat Sharma, Heini Nukari, Anna Jankowska, Gustavo Frigerio,
Dominique Delorme (1999)
“Human Protocol” – LOT Theater – Jörg Weber (1997)
“Dans le ravin de tes yeux” – Compagnie Irene K – Irene Kalbusch (1997-1996)
“Epos of Scheih Bedreddin” – Tuncel Kurtiz (1993)
“Yes or/and No” Premiere – Directed and written by Gao Xingijan (Nobel-prize winner of
2000) (1992)

Education, Research and/or Studies:

Research “Open Program” at the Workcentre of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards
under the direction of Mario Biagini in Italy (2009–2007)
Research Work with Made Djimate and I.B. Anom in Bali, Indonesien (1995)
Research Work Beijing Opera in China (1995)
Research with Arianne Mnouchkine at Theatre du Soleil in Paris (1994)
Research Work with G. Venu über Kutiyattam and Kathakali in India (1992)


Feldenkrais Method – Awareness through Movement and Functional Integration –
Feldenkrais Practitioner (2009)
Studies at Feldenkrais International Training Wien 4, June 27th, 2005, to February 20th,
2009, in Vienna, Austria.
Movement Studio Paris (1989-1988): Pedagogic Studies of Body Work with Monika Pagn
eux, Maskmaking and performance with mask by Philippe Gaulier
Drama lessons at Theatre “Der Kreis” under the direction of George Tabori in Vienna
Directors’ seminar on Kafka together with polish Director Paradowsky in Vienna (1986)
Ecole du Mime et Clown in Lyon (1984)
Theatre studies at the University of Vienna (1981–)
Studies at Conservatorium of acting in Istanbul (1981-1977)
Theoretic-Didactic work on Brecht–Play with Se.k Kiran at Bakirköy Theatre in Istanbul
Actress at National Theatre in Istanbul (1980-1979)
Foundation and Work at the D. A. S. T. The Political Theater under the direction of
Erkan Yücel in Ankara (1976)
Actress at Cagdas Sahne A.C.T in Ankara (1975)


French (passive knowledge)