Legend of 1000 Bulls - Where To? Nereye? (in Turkish)

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Bin Boğalar Efsanesi-(Legend of a Thousand Bulls) (2020)
Total Theatre in Music (opera) in four scenes, tracing the extinction of the last Yörük/Alevi nomads in Anatolia (in Turkish). For Bozlak voices, Anatolian instruments, and transcultural ensemble. Based on novel by Yaşar Kemal.
Simon Jones, Libretto/director; Zeynep Tanbay, choreographer; NOHlab, video performance and stage design. Premiere projected June, 2020, Istanbul Music Festival. Hezarfen Ensemble, Erdem Şimşek, bağlama soloist. (90’)
Original languageOther
Typemusic theatre, opera
Media of outputScore, staging
PublisherRotterdam Operadagen (tbc)
Number of pages300
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Publication statusIn preparation - 24 May 2020


  • Bozlak
  • Alevi
  • Yasar Kemal
  • pastoral
  • Yörük
  • opera
  • contemporary opera
  • music theatre
  • transcultural
  • nomadism
  • ecology
  • migration

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    Ellison, M., Jones, S., & Kemal, Y. (2022, Jun 8). Bin Boğalar Efsanesi (original language is Turkish): Where To?. Manuscript in preparation Rotterdam: Rotterdam Operadagen (tbc).