The first collaborative projects that Ziya Azazi took part were realised during his university years, with Cem Ertekin and Aydin Teker, Then he worked for Istanbul State Theatre between 1990 and 1994.
Between 1994 and 1998 he worked with Sebastian Prantl at Tanz Atelier Wien. From 1998 to 2003 he worked with many other dancers and choreographers as a freelancer. Among others, he also worked with Marcia Haydée, Philippe Arlaud, Anne-Marie Gros, Ismael Ivo, Koffi Koko and Yoshi Oida. He was featured in the piece The Maids directed by Yoshi Oida, which won Time Out’s Live Award as “outstanding production” in 2003 in London.
In 2004 he worked with Jan Fabre/Trobleyn. Between 2005 and 2007 he participated in Compagnie Thor`s piece d’Orient. He has worked with many artists including Cem Ertekin, Aydin Teker, Sebastian Prantl, Philippe Arlaud, Anne-Marie Gros, Ismael Ivo, Marcia Haydee, Yoshi Oida and Thierry Smits. He has collaborated with Sertap Erener and Sabri Tuluğ Tırpan in the creation of Mevlana Alchemist Symphonic Poem, which was premiered in March 2007 Bursa. Another joint production Deplacé was premiered in Royaumont, France in October 2008 in collaboration with the Lebanese musician Zad Moultaka. He collaborated with Howard Moody for the creation of Where the Two Worlds Touch premiered in Salisbury, May 2011.
Within the context of his whirling choreographies, he has also made collaborative projects with various well-known artists such as the Persian musician Kayhan Kalhor, Persian contemporary artist Parastou Forouhar, Palestinian musician and composer Moneim Adwan, and Turkish musician and composers Burhan Öcal, Mercan Dede and actor Yilmaz Erdogan, among others.
DIP & PROBE
'DIP&PROBE' called Dervish in Progess and Projects of Being is a collaborative project of the dancer Ziya Azazi and musician Meriç Fıratlı.
Movement and sound converge in this workshop.
Sound touches the tissues, motion moves the mind into action.
Every ton you feel more intense, every spinning is a new and exciting journey...
'DIP & PROBE