Mehmet Sander Dance Company was founded in 1990 by Mehmet Sander. It received many awards, including the Long Beach Public Arts Fund Artist′s Award for Mehmet’s performances and choreographies (1992-1993) and the Lester Horton Dance Award for the success of the company (1992-1993).
In the United States, Mehmet Sander and his company performed in many places such as Sushi Gallery (San Diego), Highways (Santa Monica), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Festival (1993), Japan-American Theater and Alaska Performing Arts Center (Anchorage). The company participated in numerous events and festivals such as the Holland Dance Festival, New Moves in Europe Festival (Scotland), ICA – a National Look at Live Arts (UK), Klapstuk Festival (Belgium), Munich Dance Festival (Germany), Szene Festival Salzburg (Austria), Belluard Bolwerk International Festival (Sweden), Transform Copenhagen (Denmark), Istanbul Music Festival (Turkey) and Festival International de Danza (Brazil). Mehmet Sander′s work entitled “Inner Space” was presented by the Joffrey Ballet at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution. The Joffrey Ballet will present this piece again for its 50th year anniversary.
Video: Single Space
Artistic Director: Mehmet Sander
Location: Los Angeles