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Bozkurt Karasu

Technical Director

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(617) 253-0824
E33-101

Bozkurt Karasu began working as a production crew member of the Istanbul Festivals organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 1990. He later became the Production Manager of the International Istanbul Music, Jazz, Film and Theatre Festivals and International Istanbul Biennial of the same foundation while continuing to work as a free-lance production/stage manager and production designer for important concert halls, festivals and artists. Before moving to NYC in 2003 to join The Wooster Group as their production manager he had the chance to work with artists, companies, bands and orchestras like Robert Wilson, Pina Bausch, Schaubuhne, Jan Fabre, Berliner Ensemble, Pipilotti Rist, Christopher Wool, Chris Burden, Francis Alys, Tracey Emin, William Kentridge, Bang On A Can, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Yo Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Cesaria Evora, Michael Nyman, Gidon Kremer, Modern Jazz Quartet, Charlie Haden, Keith Jarret, Santana, Sting, Jethro Tull, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Steve Winwood, Jan Garbarek, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin, Yossou N’Dour, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Kronos Quartet, Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, Massive Attack, Bjork, Terence Blanchard, McCoy Tyner, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ute Lemper, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Brad Mehldau, Berlin Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic, Philip Glass, Royal Ballet, Itzhak Perlman, Monserrat Caballe, White Oak Dance, David Byrne, Concertgebouw, Katia & Marielle Labeque, Orchestre de Paris, Kathleen Battle and Helene Grimaud among many others. After moving to The States in 10 years he toured 35 different cities in 21 countries with TWG and also collaborated as production manager and designer with a wide array of extraordinary artists and ensembles including Armitage Gone! Dance, Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players, Dan Graham and Tony Oursler and many many others, including my own personal favorite, Japanther.