After 15 years, I went back to school and graduated. I threw caps with kids in their twenties. I gave a concert at my graduation. It was a very moving moment for me.
The winter went well, I gave 76 concerts. It was an unexpected explosion. Now I want to travel all over Turkey. For example, I will go to Şırnak and give a concert.
I wanted to shoot a video with Nihat Odabaşı. I took out a loan of 30,000 lire. The woman I took the loan from begged me a lot. I have been very lucky. I have always met good people in my life.
“Can you describe your dream man?” they say. Make me laugh, just be human. Character affects me, I don’t like handsome men, I don’t like what everyone else likes.
I give my clothes that I don’t wear to my colleagues. I used to be very happy if a famous person sent a dress. Gülşen gave me dresses and shoes. I know very well what this absence means.
I can’t dance and sing at the same time. There are examples around the world, but I don’t think they’re doing very well in Turkey either. I think Hadise dances very well. I started taking dance lessons after the age of 30. I don’t know how to dance, I have no pretensions. But I play good oriental. I will take dance lessons with Didem, who is one of the best people.
Marriage and having children scare me. I had my experience, it didn’t go well. I am not considering marriage. I’m in the mood.
I was good at literature when I was in high school, but my math isn’t good at all. I still don’t know the multiplication tables by heart. When I entered the conservatory, my grades improved.
Jealousy in my lexicon THERE IS NOTHING
I was born in Tyre. Then when I went to France, I had a culture shock. I lived in France for 25 years. When we are in Paris, we are interested in art and sport. In the classroom, the teacher handed me a wooden racket. But I didn’t understand what happened. My mom asked my dad and they said we didn’t know. I asked my brother. He told me it was a tennis racket. He said, “You play it, smart, rich people play it, go for it.” It’s a hobby that started there. Tennis is considered a bourgeois sport, but it is not. Tennis courts should be installed everywhere.
I am a national team player over 50 years old. We have national team tournaments in Miami. Unfortunately, we are renewing badly. We need champions.
In 2017, my father passed away, my dog left. I was depressed, not well, I didn’t appreciate anything. Then Tuğçe came into my life. He looked like medicine to me with his big eyes. He was also unhappy at that time, I guess. We have been good to each other. Marriage does not change anything after a certain age. Being in the same profession is an advantage. There is no rivalry or jealousy because the age is different. I don’t know what the word jealousy is, I’ve never experienced such a thing in my life. I want him to be happy.
MY BALLET OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE
The dance is actually incredibly popular in our country. In traditional marriages most of the men dance, they dance better than the women, but when it comes to ballet there is a problem. There is a sociological fact that ballet and opera are hated. However, there is even a ballet with an enrollment of 900 in the Ottoman Empire. There is such a perception because of incomplete information, because of those who are against Westernization.
Ballet is one of the toughest professions after mining. Dancing is a very old tradition. Medical students from the cardiology department came to see us during school. They measured our heart rate and said, “A ballet class is worth 3 derbies. Consider the representation and repetitions of this. On The Three Musketeers, I lost 3.5 kilos in one day.
I started ballet at the Mersin Opera House when I was 7 years old. My father was a decorator at the opera. My village ballet. I owe it to the enlightened people of the republic.
DENİZ KILINC TUNCELİ
I CONTINUED TO PLAY BALLET AT 8 MONTHS PREGNANCY
4 years ago, while preparing for the premiere of Don Quixote, I learned that I was pregnant. They said don’t jump. But my favorite thing is ballet, I was afraid it would be taken away from me. I danced until I was 8 months old. I had a daughter.
I don’t dance lead roles, I dance solo roles. When I danced the lead role, I couldn’t sleep after the show. Adrenaline. Our body rhythm changes. He’s getting used to it little by little.
MEHMET NOURI ARKAN
I LIKE TO BE ON STAGE EVEN IF I HAVE A TREE AT THE BACK
The scene is incredible therapy. When you get there, you forget everything.
I also played a soloist, I played the main role.
I love the scene even though I’m playing a tree in the background.
We were thinking how high I jumped in my 20s. Now we think about how I can express myself at this age, how I can convey emotion.
I knead in horon, I also do tango.
My wife and I opened a ballet school in Ataşehir. I’m very good.