Dancing in the Dark

Two guides in a dancing position

The power of encounter creates meaningful life stories. Our Dialogue partner in Istanbul, Hakan Elbir, met Elif, a tango teacher who then visited the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition and was touched by the experience. Hakan shared with her one of his dreams: teaching blind and deaf guides how to dance.

Elif took the challenge and chose 2 blind guides and 2 deaf guides and classes started once a week. With no certain goals during classes, the guides with disability just loved dancing. Therefore and with the support of Turkcell, a moving and inspiring Tango Performance was set and presented at the Soho House in Istanbul where prestigious journalists and other visitors attended.

Dancing is for all, beyond disability, watch a trailer of the tango performance here! (Link to Youtube)