Filiz Sızanlı

Dancer and Choreographer

Filiz Sızanlı has a bachelor's degree from Istanbul Technical University’s Department of Architecture later MFA from the MSFAU Contemporary Dance Department and recently began her PHD in the same department. She founded Taldans Company with Mustafa Kaplan and worked with Mathilde Monnier, Emmanuelle Hyunh, Mustafa Kaplan, Yann Marussich and Julie Nioche. She was among the initial co-founders of Çatı Contemporary Dance Artists Association.


Taldans Company was established in Istanbul by Mustafa KAPLAN and Filiz SIZANLI in 2002 and named after the Theater Research Laboratory (TAL) of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Theater, which was a movement/dance research unit established by Mustafa Kaplan. Taldans acts in public, urban areas, art galleries as well as stage performances. Besides the performances, Taldans coordinates and organizes body and movement-based workshops. Kaplan (engineer) and Sızanlı (architect) are also working on interdisciplinary and intercultural projects.

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