Virtual CreativeMornings: Ekin Bernay


May 28, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

Under the theme of “resilient”, CreativeMornings Istanbul is hosting the performance artist and dance psychotherapist Ekin Bernay. On Friday morning, May 28, we will talk about meditating, connecting and slowing down through inner strength and resistance.



09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast

09:30-10:00: Talk

10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking


Click here to register for the event, which will take place via Zoom.


* The event will be held in Turkish.



About the speaker: 


Ekin Bernay has an MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and has been working clinically as a DMP. She has experience in adult mental health, autism, primary schools and refugee children. In her live artwork Ekin is working towards merging the DMP findings with a wider audience through performative workshops.


Her work focuses on the healing qualities of performance art. She uses text, sound and choreographic situations to direct the audience. As a dance therapist Bernay works in adult mental health and schools. Ekin is represented by International Performance Art Platform Performistanbul.


The artist who works between London and Istanbul, has presented numerous performances in various institutions and organisations including Tate (London), Block Universe (London), OnCurating Project Space (Zurich), Istanbul Biennial and Pera Museum (Istanbul).



About the Theme: Resilient


To be resilient is to be adaptable. It’s a way of being that’s flexible and alive, bouncing with the stuff of survival: learning, evolving, and intertwining our roots to share resources and to create a strong anchor of collective care. Like trees in a storm, it means swaying instead of snapping.


Persevering in the face of hardship and heartbreak is not easy, to say the least. “I think of resilience as the strength and speed of our response to adversity,” says Adam Grant, psychologist and co-author of Option B, a book about resilience. To heal, to grieve, to bend but not break? It requires time and dedication to build these muscles of resilience. “It’s a skill set we work on throughout our lives.” Whether for your life, community, or planet, consider this: What can you do today to help build strength and ease for the future? 

CreativeMornings/Dallas chose May’s Resilient theme, and Niki Dionne made the accompanying illustration.