A Hymn To Originality - “Vertigo: A Life Play in 4/4” by Irem Bekter
On Primero, Irem Bekter’s 2011 recording, we discovered a powerful advocate that successfully expressed the earth’s angst, felt the authentic breath of the native people, conjuring words, languages, identities, in a powerfully convincing concoction all her own. Since then, in addition to her knowledge of tango, she returned to Turkey for the first time in decades, and was profoundly inspired. She studied Turkish music with the great Ismail Fencioglu. All these elements are to be found in her show, aided by her esteemed colleagues from two continents that include Luzio Altobelli, Joel Kerr, Bertil Schulrabe, and the stunning dancer Roger Sinha, who is also immersed in Bekter’s intoxicating mixture of rhythm and culture. A hymn to originality.