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Bin Boğalar Efsanesi

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Translated title of the contributionLegend of 1000 Bulls - Where To?
Original languageOther
Typemusic theatre, opera
Publisher or commissioning bodyIstanbul Music Festival
Number of pages300
DateIn preparation - Jun 2020


Bin Boğalar Efsanesi-(Legend of a Thousand Bulls) (2020)
Total Theatre in Music (opera) in four scenes, tracing the extinction of the last Yörük/Alevi nomads in Anatolia (in Turkish). For Bozlak voices, Anatolian instruments, and transcultural ensemble. Based on novel by Yaşar Kemal.
Simon Jones, Libretto/director; Zeynep Tanbay, choreographer; NOHlab, video performance and stage design. Premiere projected June, 2020, Istanbul Music Festival. Hezarfen Ensemble, Erdem Şimşek, bağlama soloist. (90’)

    Research areas

  • Bozlak, Alevi, Yasar Kemal, Nomad, Yörük, opera, contemporary opera, music theatre, transcultural


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