Ceyda Tanc Dance is a contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc.
The company produce cutting-edge, dynamic contemporary dance works with influence of traditional Turkish folk dance, the dance style of Tanc’s heritage. Utilising virtuoso movements of the male Turkish dancers on female bodies, a unique movement vocabulary is created, which conveys striking shapes, and an emotive and sensual energy.
Ceyda Tanc Dance aims to deliver exciting live dance works as well as a diverse educational programme through CTeD, which is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
“The dance is truly spectacular, so heartfelt and moving.” - Audience Member at Performance of AYIN, 2016
“...they stalked around in stuttering walking formations and showed off heel stomping strength in executing some fierce almost martial arts-esque combinations.” - Jeffrey Gordon Baker, londondance.com, 2013
Ceyda grew up in Brighton and began dancing at a young age. During high school she joined Coalition Dance Company where she was first introduced to contemporary dance. She continued her training at Roehampton University, graduating in July 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Dance Studies.
During her training, Ceyda was a member of Third Row Dance Company as well as the Performance and Repertory module, which led her to perform in works choreographed by Jack Webb, Rachel Birch-Lawson, Jia-Yu Corti, Renaud Wiser, Joe Moran, Lalitaraja and also in Fleur Darkin’s DISGO. Along side this Ceyda was a member of Candoco Youth Dance Company where she performed at several venues including, the Robin Howard Theatre at The Place and Sadler’s Wells. She also performed in a re-worked version of Rafael Bonachela’s ‘And Who Shall Go To The Ball’. Ceyda has worked with choreographers such as Hofesh Shechter and Anh Ngoc Nguyen of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in intensive workshops and performance projects.
After graduating, Ceyda was invited to spend four months at The State Turkish Conservatoire for Music and Dance in Izmir, Turkey. She trained in traditional Turkish folk dance including Zeybek and Denizli, the dance styles of her heritage. Whilst in Izmir, Ceyda taught contemporary dance workshops to degree students, youth companies and also a company of professional dance teachers.
Since returning to the UK, Ceyda has founded Ceyda Tanc Dance. She is currently creating a body of contemporary dance works with influence of traditional Turkish folk dance. She began exploring this during her final year dissertation choreography and has been continuing since her intensive training in Turkey. Ceyda has worked as choreographic assistant at London Contemporary Dance School as part of their Collaborations Project. She has been commissioned to create works on Third Row Dance Company and Lewes College Dance Company as well as running her own youth company, Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance.
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Special Events & Private Parties
Catering and Events are opportunities for us to work more closely with our guests, occasions for us to share our dedication to celebration in exciting new ways.
The Big Room
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