Music and Memorable Moments 2012
During a study week from 4 – 11 November 2012 in Ankara, teachers and students from several Dutch and Turkish conservatories will work together to prepare a performance for kids of a Kindergarten in Akyurtlar, a socially underdeveloped neighborhood in Ankara. After this performance, the result of this collaboration will be carried out in other original and innovative performances for a broader audience later this year.
The performances are part of the NIHA-project ‘Music and MEMO’, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education. The MEMO Foundation plays a major role in this. They bring performance art to young children in order to stimulate their development in a playful way, increase their world and enrich their lives.
In this project a selection of students will play compositions from the 17th century – when the Turkish Dutch relation started. The compositions consist of Baroque and Osmanli Palace music. To maximize the interaction and knowledge exchange between the Dutch and Turkish Conservatory students, as much as possible instruments will be used. Also the music will be complemented by dance.
Involved parties: NIHA, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Codarts Dance Academy Rotterdam, Gazi University State Conservatory for Turkish Music in Ankara, Hacettepe University- Ballet Academy in Ankara, Foundation MEMO and Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation in Ankara.