General Information

Institutional Information: Türk Müziği Devlet Konservatuarı, Türk Halk Oyunları
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Performing Arts, Turkish Folk Dansing

Names in Publications: Berna Kurt


Studied Political Sciences, Arts Management and Modern Turkish History at Bosphorus University, Istanbul Kültür University and Yıldız Technical University respectively. Involved in various dance contexts as a 'folk' dancer, choreographer and researcher since the mid 90's. 

Gave lectures on modern Turkish history, history and sociology of performing arts and taught dance in different universities. In 2017, published a book on the history and politics of folk dance choreographies in Turkey. Writings have appeared in peer reviewed journals including Dance Chronicle and Dance Research

Makes interdisciplinary studies of dance in historical and socio-political contexts. Also works as dramaturg in Tümay Kılınçel's choreographies and other performative projects.