Candas Bas, born in 1975, is a Turkish director, choreographer and performance artist who lives and creates in Berlin. She has been working in every possible position in the performance art field. She is passionate about experimenting with different disciplines and has co-founded several art collectives as well as Ciplak Ayaklar dance company in Istanbul.
As a board member of the Actors Union Turkey she is enthusiastic about sociology and politics in art. Her work consists of an investigation of human psychology through socio-cultural perspectives and her choreographic research is based on the boundaries of human anatomy and its transformation through time and space.
Her choreographies have been performed to international acclaim at Les Floraisons du Botanique (FR), CCBE (Cultuur Centrum Berchem) Belgium, IX. Festival Internacional de Danca Contemporanea Portugal, Sofia Dance Week (BU),14.-15. and 16. Istanbul International Theatre Festival, IDANS, Diyalog Festival Berlin, Culturscapes Switzerland, Dansem (FR), Question de danse France, New Sounds of Istanbul (DE), Displaced Replaced and Radialsystem (DE).