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by Caitlin Tan
photography  by caitlin tan

Salur is an Istanbul-based performer, director, and movement artist. Received her Acting BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2017.


As a theatre artist, with each piece she develops, her core impulse grows with its ability to transcend. It excites her to be in and see work that is heightened poetically in a hyperrealistic realm. Where the most natural is utmost at its highest stake. Where the poetic oozes and becomes an indescribable dialogue between the spectator and the performer.


She's heavily drawn to creating poetic landscapes that exude femininity. Believes, and feels responsible to keep investigating the female body and its cultural placement through a mythical lens. Carrying or canceling cultural existence with common literary references. Redefining and reintroducing tradition in an experimental, theatrical territory. 


In 2015 she established her performing arts collective and production company The Movement Project by debuting her first original dance-theater piece HAREM. In 2017 she got accepted to debut her second original dance-theater piece V O I D as a part of HERE Arts Center’s Co-Op Sublet Series in New York. The piece later renamed her collective to VOID The Movement Project. In 2019 she produced, directed, translated, and artistically directed Anne Carson's ANTIGONE which premiered at the renowned Turkish theatre TIM Maslak Show Center. 


Right after CalArts, she debuted her first-ever European tour with an original play called Fore! as the lead character Anna. The play was written by Aleshea Harris and directed by Arnaud Meunier. 

During her time in the US, she performed in festivals such as Hollywood Fringe and Planet Connections Festivity. She was nominated for Best Actress in a One-Act Play at the Planet Connections Festivity.  


During the pandemic, she co-founded the international all womxn collective It's Us: Ophelia and co-created their debut digital project So, Count Mine.

Salur was the Art Coordinator of İstanbul Cinema Museum & Atlas 1948 Theater in 2021-2022. Premiered her one-woman performative piece "var-mış" at Kültüral Performing Arts on 16th of December 2021.

She's currently in rehearsal for a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray and performing with her new cabaret collective Lulu's Cabaret. 

performer // director // movement artist

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