A site-specific work examining the behaviour of fashion on our society, choreographer and winner of the Best Dance Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Nebahat Erpolat returns with Shop I Am at the No Vacancy Gallery for four nights from 27 September 2017.
Nebahat Erpolat cleverly makes references to popular culture, art and music to engage viewers to rethink fashion and societal identities that are associated with the industry. Two dancers, Emma Riches and Benjamin Hurley, move freely throughout the gallery space. Both rely on human reaction and a wearer or performer to have the ability to question, comment and communicate to audiences through a shared understanding of the body.
Nebahat Erpolat is a choreographer and dancer based between Melbourne and Berlin. She works across genres, encompassing sound art, installation art, site-specific performance, text and dance. Her recent dance performance Emptying the Bucket was awarded Best Dance Award at 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2017, Erpolat has worked with Marrugeku on Burrbgaja Yalirra for Sydney Festival, and is currently working with Outer Urban Projects on Vessel.
Choreographer: Nebahat Erpolat Featuring: Emma Riches, Benjamin Hurley Dramaturg: Stephane Hisler Costume Designer: Sarah Karklins
Shop I Am
No Vacancy Gallery – QV Melbourne, 34 – 40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne
Season: 27 – 30 September 2017
Information and Bookings: www.melbournefringe.com.au