Open Rehearsal
The 90s Onstage

Salt Galata

October 4 – December 17, 2022

The Open Rehearsal program begins at Salt Galata as part of the exhibition The 90s Onstage, which presents a selection of art productions from 1990s Turkey with a focus on aspects of the stage and performance.

The program aims to underline the rehearsal process, in which collectives formed in the 1990s are welcome to use the space for private and open rehearsals. The ongoing program will exemplify how dialogue and encounter become essential tools in the projects they develop. During the program, such collectives and theater companies focusing on performance are invited to open up their rehearsals to visitors in the workshop spaces of Salt Galata. These open rehearsals aim to provide spatial support to the work of these formations and make production processes visible, offering an alternative to the result-oriented approach.

The program which began with GalataPerform in October continues with ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists’ Association on 19-20 and 26-27 November between 11.00-18.00, with Movement Atelier Company on 16-17 December between 13.00-15.00.

During this public program, visitors can freely access the rehearsal area. Further information and updates on the Open Rehearsal program will be announced at and Salt’s social media accounts.

Salt Galata, Workshop II-III

Tuesday, October 4, 12.00-17.00
Wednesday, October 5, 12.00-17.00
Wednesday, October 12, 12.00-17.00

ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists’ Association
Saturday, November 19, 11.00-18.00
Sunday, November 20, 11.00-18.00
Saturday, November 26, 11.00-18.00
Sunday, November 27, 11.00-18.00

Movement Atelier Company
Friday, December 16, 13.00-15.00
Saturday, December 17, 13.00-15.00

GalataPerform was founded in 2003 as an independent theater space on the first floor of a historical building in Galata’s Kuledibi neighborhood. Founded under the leadership of Yeşim Özsoy, GalataPerform has realized many projects, festivals, and plays, including Görünürlük Projesi [Visibility Project] (1-8) and Yeni Metin Projesi ve Festivali [New Text Project and Festival] (1-9). In 2020, the collective left its venue in Galata and is now focusing on digitization projects.

ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists’ Association was established in 2005 to contribute to the development of contemporary dance in Turkey and support creative works in the field. The members of the association initially came together in the studios of Istanbul City Theaters’ Theater Research Laboratory (TAL) in 1996. In 2001, the group left the TAL studio due to a need for a larger space for their work. Following an organizational structuring in 2005, the association began to collaborate with artists and institutions both from Turkey and abroad and realized several projects on education, research, artistic production, and social responsibility within the field of contemporary dance.

Movement Atelier is a performing company formed by Zeynep Günsür in 1999. Their projects concentrate on the body and its expressions through an interdisciplinary approach. The encounter of space-architecture, sound-music-movement, literature and media is experimented in various levels. Dwelling into the need of creation in the field of performing arts, the company defines this common ground as a “movement theater”.

The 90s Onstage is organized as part of L’Internationale’s Our Many Europes program.