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Faysal Can Dakni


Categories: Theater, Dance, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 9, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Fidget Space


Two koceks (traditional male dancers) have been dancing to Turkish Folk Music and entertaining audiences to make a living in a Pavyon called Misket in Ankara, Turkey. However, the love they share has been a secret that they’ve had to conceal from the conservative society in Turkey for a long time. Now, after returning from their mandatory military service, it is time for them to address the unspoken and make a decision. 

An immersive experience in a traditional nightclub where people drink, dance and witness the story of the impossible. 

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Faysal Can Dakni is an international actor/performer and theater director from Turkey. He made a great deal of his observations about life, people and Le Jeu in a small park in Ankara where swans and pigeons were present. In his theater, he creates familiar spaces with endless possibilities, transcending reality by using elements of surprise and culture. He strives to tell impossible stories that elicit laughter and tears from everyone. Faysal is one of the co-artistic directors of Sahne 367, a theater company based in Istanbul. He has been actively performing for the company since 2017. He holds a BA in Acting from Bilkent University. He was awarded a Fulbright Master's Grant in 2019. Currently he is studying Devised Performance at Uarts/Pig Iron School.


  • Patrick Conor BurkeAssistant Director
  • Sezgin CiftciActor
  • Cem DegirmenComposer
  • Ozlem GezginSet Designer
  • Ataman GiriskenVisual Designer
  • Faysal Can DakniDirector/Actor
  • Hilal PolatCostume Designer
  • Turgay KorkmazPlaywright
  • Balım KarTranslator

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