Artist Statement

Tail Mail is a 30-minute long contemporary dance performance inspired by nature in all contexts of human, earth and animals. This performance explores the internal and external relationship of bodies with the nature; such as the elements of earth, soil, wind and in contrast to these, inorganic plastic and other materials that are left by humans in nature. Inspired by Piper the cat, the performance will raise awareness of the creatures we share life with in and around the BeltLine.


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September 29

October 12


Artist Bio

Onur Topal-Sümer is from Istanbul , Türkiye. Onur has a B.F.A. in dance from Istanbul and a M.F.A. in dance & technology from UC, Irvine. She has performed, toured and staged her original works across Europe, USA & Asia. She created original collaborative choreographic works and video installation for Flux 2010 and 2011. In September 2012 she was the recipient of Gabriela Tudor Fellowship in Romania for Dance Managers. Onur is the “Dans Kamera Istanbul” Festival director & curator and in addition to that she teaches dance, pilates, dance for camera and more. As an active curator she has recently curated dance film screenings at Emory University and University of Georgia, Athens.