Onur Topal-Sümer is from Istanbul, Türkiye, has trained ballet in Vaganova Technique for 12 years and get started to work on modern&contemporary dance in 1997. She has a B.F.A. in Dance from Istanbul and in 2006 she has completed her M.F.A. in Dance with an emphasis in choreography and digital technology from UC, Irvine. Onur has trained, performed and staged her original works across Europe, USA & Asia and had the privilege to work with legendary dance artist Donald McKayle, Yvonne Rainer, Pina Bausch Wupertal Dance Company members among many other acclaimed artists all around the world. She has commissioned to create a collaborative site specific choreography and video installation in Atlanta for Flux 2010&2011. Onur is the “Dance Camera Istanbul” Festival director&curator and teaches dance, Pilates, dance for camera and more. She has worked with many international dance companies and currently working with local dance companies & independent choreographers in Atlanta as dancer/choreographer/filmmaker. Onur loves collaborating, creating, sharing and experimenting life through ideas, arts, open mind & heart.
Onur Topal-Sümer created Red Light for the Atlanta edition curated by Malina Rodriguez of Dance Truck. Available for live-streaming when you buy a ticket. 65% of the ticket revenue goes back to our artists to support their work. Thanks for believing in the magic and potential in dance film as an art form.