Burçin Orhon

Burçin Orhon started out as a student of Oryantal Dans with Nesrin Topkapi.
As background, Eva Çernik describes Burçin Orhon’s style as:  “,,,,a great variety of steps with very precise and complementary arm and hand movements, sometimes in the angular pharaonic style. She seldom uses zills, which are common among other Turkish dancers. In addition to the hip work of Oryantal Dans, she also does many kicks, and pliés in a wide second position, usually leading into an exaggerated side hip-bump. Her torso movements are sinuous. Stops in the music are captured in elegant but strong poses, rather than in body or hip locks. She sometimes captures one beat in a deep back bend with one knee pulled up, but the momentum of it all pulls her up again directly into another movement (and all this in high heels!).” (‘Habibi’, Vol 14/4,1995)

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