• "... her sophisticated sense of movement counterpoint sustained interest in her formal patterning."

    – Lewis Segal, LA Times

  • "Seda is a poetic genius."

    – Jodie Gates, Vice Dean/Director, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

  • "Aybay displayed choreographic flair and a cutting-edge sensibility."

    – Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times

  • "Kina is a powerful and intense work... ."

    – Jeff Slayton, See Dance

  • "Kybele Dance Theater performed … for an entranced audience."

    – Michael Ray, Santa Monica Mirror

  • "As each couple danced, you seemed to be watching a summary of a complex relationship swiftly,
    lightly impressed upon your consciousness."

    – Lewis Segal, LA Times

  • "Plunging squats, deeply arching backs and lush turns ..."

    – Claudia La Rocco, New York  Times

  • "I have been to to the westside’s Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on several occasions over the past few years, and I have never saw it so packed as it was for last week’s performance by Kybele Dance Theatre!!!"

    – Karen Salkin, itsnotaboutme.tv

  • "Seda Aybay’s work is rich with movement, purpose and thought-provoking images. "

    – Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle

  • "... the movement was all so beautiful ..."

    – Karen Salkin, itsnotaboutme.tv

  • "Kina has beautiful moments and extraordinary dancing."

    – Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle

PAST PERFORMANCES (click year to expand)

2017

May 2017
May 13th, 8:00pm, "Kina" excerpt, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

March 2017
March 4th, 8:00pm, "Kina" excerpt, Palm Springs Dance Festival Gala, Annenburg Theater

January 2017
January 7th, 7:30pm, "Kina" excerpt, Booking Dance Festival NYC, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, NYC
January 7th, 9:30pm, "Kina" excerpt, Elsie Management Showcase, City Center, Studio 4, NYC
January 8th, 1:30pm & 7:30pm, "Kina" excerpt, Peridance Capezio Center, NYC
January 28th, 8:00pm, "Sonsuz", "Noir" and "Kina", Temecula Presents, Old Town Temecula Community Theater

2016

December 2016
December 10, 8:00pm "Voice of LA Artists", Brockus Project Studios

November 2016
November 12, 7:00pm "Sonsuz" (excerpt),  McCallum Choreography Festival, Palm Desert

September 2016
September 1, 8:00pm "Sonsuz" (excerpt), Laguna Dance Festival's First Thursdays, Laguna Art Museum

August 2016
August 31, 9:55pm "Sonsuz" (excerpt), Homegrown @ WAA, Los Angeles Theater Center

April 2016
April 30, 8:00pm “KINA” (premier), WAH! Festival, Mission Theater, San Francisco
April 16, 10:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), LA Dance Festival, Diavolo Performing Space
April 16, 8:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), LA Dance Festival, Diavolo Performing Space 

March 2016
March 19, 8:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Front and Main Festival, Old Town Temecula Coummunity Theater

February 2016
February 4, 8:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), SoCal Dance Invitational, Golden West College Main Stage Theater
February 5, 8:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), SoCal Dance Invitational, Golden West College Main Stage Theater

January 2016
January 30, 8:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Pasadena Dance Festival, The Eliot Arts Magnet School
January 17, 10:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Ailey Studios 2b,NY
January 17, 9:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Ailey Studios 2b,NY
January 16, 1:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Peridance Capezio Center,NY
January 16, 8:30pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), Peridance Capezio Center,NY
January 15, 6:00pm “Sonsuz” (excerpt), City Center Studio 4,NY

2015

November 2015
November 26, “neden?”, Istanbul, Turkey
November 12, “Sonsuz” fundraiser, Turkish Consulate General’s Residence, L.A.

June 2015
June 21, 5:00pm, “Sonsuz”, Miles Playhouse,Santa Monica
June 21, 2:00pm, “Sonsuz”, Miles Playhouse,Santa Monica
June 20, 8:00pm, ”Sonsuz”, Miles Playhouse,Santa Monica

2014

March 2014
March 24, 7:00pm
"kara toprak" Staples Center, Los Angeles

 

2013

June 2013
June 2, 3:00pm, “Golgeler”, Hayworth Theater, Los Angeles
June 1, 8:00pm, “Golgeler”, Hayworth Theater, Los Angeles
June 1, 3:00pm, “Golgeler”, Hayworth Theater, Los Angeles

May 2013
May 8, 8:30pm “Golgeler” (excerpt), Dancecape, Nokia Club, Los Angeles

April 2013
April 21, 8:30pm, “Golgeler” (excerpt), Pasadena Dance Festival, Lineage Performing Space
April 13, 8:00pm, “Golgeler” (excerpt), LA Dance Festival, BPStudios
April 13, 5:00pm, “Golgeler” (excerpt), LA Dance Festival, BPStudios

January 2013

January 12, 12:00 pm “Su” , Staples Center, Los Angeles

2012

December 2012
December 8, 7:30 pm, KDT fund raising performance “NutCracked Suite”, Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet, LA

November 2012

November 10, 8:00 pm, “Golgeler” Guest Company at Mission Theater Dance Festival, San Francisco
November 9, 8:00 pm, “Golgeler” Guest Company at Mission Theater Dance Festival, San Francisco

October 2012
October 6, 8:00 pm, Dance Filming at Diavolo Performance Space, LA

June 2012
June 2nd, 8:00 pm, Guest Performing Company at JADDC “SPIRIT”, El Portal Theater, N. Hollywood
June 1st, 8:00 pm,Guest Performing Company at JADDC “SPIRIT”, El Portal Theater, N. Hollywood

April 2012
April 21, 8:30 pm, “IMAJ”, Pasadena Dance Festival, Pasadena Civic Auditorium
April 15, 7:30 pm, “IMAJ”, LA Dance Festival, BPStudios

January 2012

January 12, 8:45 pm, “IMAJ” RAWards Show, Elevate Grumman’s Mann Chinese Theater, Hollywood
January 7, 6:30 pm "Ceylan", Staples Center, Los Angeles

2011

December 2011
December 18, 1:30 pm,(repertoire work), Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles

November 2011

November 17, 8:45 pm, “IMAJ” RAWards 2011 Semi-Finalist, Elevate Lounge , Los Angeles, CA
November 12, 2:00 pm, (excerpt from “IMAJ”), Pierce College, Los Angeles
November 11, 8:00 pm, (excerpt from “IMAJ”), Pierce College, Los Angeles
November 5, 7:00 pm, “IMAJ”, Dancescape IIIX, Level3 club, Hollywood

June 2011
June 12, 3:30 pm "Ruya", CounterPULSE, San Francisco
June 11, 1 pm & 3:30 pm (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice

May 2011
May 22, 2:00 pm "Ruya", Brand Library, Glendale
May 21, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm, "Ruya" Katnap Dance Center, Venice

April 2011
April 30, 1:47 pm "With Out" Dancing in the Park 2011, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
April 14, 8:45 pm "UNEARTHED" Elevate Lounge , Los Angeles

2010

December 2010
December 26, 11:30 am "Sema" & "Flag Dance" , Staples Center, LA
December 18, 7:30 pm (repertoire work), Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles
December 12, 3:00 pm "Tales of Simyager" Met Theater, Hollywood
December 11, 8:00 pm "Tales of Simyager" Met Theater, Hollywood
December 3, 12:00 pm "Light Through Dark" USC

November 2010
November 14, 4:00 pm “Dreamcatcher” (Awarded by Choreography Festival) McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert
November 13, 7:30 pm Kybele Event Hayworth Ballroom, Los Angeles
November 6, 8:00 pm "Bare Feet Beats: The Spirit of Dance" Pieter Performing Space, LA

October 2010
October 23, "Inspirations" (uplifting expressions of music & dance) with Reggie Brown, Miles Playhouse, SM

June 2010
June 27, 3:00 pm (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice
June 27, 1:00 pm (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice

April 2010
April 25, 3:00 pm "ilk adim", San Jose
April 24, 3:11 pm "ilk adim" Dancing in the Park 2010, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
April 3, 7:00 pm Muay Thai "opening performance" Santa Monica

2009

December 2009
December 19, 6:30 pm (repertoire work), Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles

November 2009
November 15, 1:00 pm “La Vida Loca”, Electric Lodge, Venice

June 2009
June 21, 12:00 pm (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice
June 21, 1:30 pm (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice

May 2009
May 17, 4:30 pm “Dreamcatcher”, Electric Lodge, Venice
May 16, 8:00 pm “Dreamcatcher”, Electric Lodge, Venice May 2, 8:00 pm “Spring” MAD BAD Festival, Concord
May 1, 8:00 pm “Dreamcatcher” MAD BAD Festival, Concord

April 2009
April TBA “Dreamcatcher”, Electric Lodge, Venice

March 2009
March 28, 8:00 pm Kybele Event / Gallery Performance, Hayworth Theater, LA
March 21, 6:30 pm "Spring Show" Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles

2008

September 2008
September 27, 7:00 pm, “Dreamcatcher”, Met Theater, Hollywood
September 28, 3:00 pm, “DreamCatcher”, Met Theater, Hollywood

June 2008
June 22, 2:00 pm, (repertoire work), with Katnap, Electric Lodge, Venice

May 2008
May 11, 7:00 pm, "KADIN" , Calstate University, Fresno

April 2008

April 19, 8:00 pm, "$IRKET", MAD BAD Festival, Concord
April 12, 10:00, "Sema", UCSD Festival, San Diego

March 2008
March 29, 8:00pm "Sema" & "Dreamcatcher", (Spectrum #26) Diavalo Dance Space, LA
March 30, 7:00pm "Sema" & "Dreamcatcher", (Spectrum #26) Diavalo Dance Space, LA
March 21, 8:00pm "Nar-In Memory of Ataturk", Price Center Ballroom, UCSD

January 2008
January 6, 3:00pm "Istanbul Hatiralari" Met Theater, Hollywood
January 5, 8:00pm "Istanbul Hatiralari" Met Theater, Hollywood

2007

December 2007
December 15, 5:00pm "Christmas Celebration" Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles,
December 9, 8:00pm (with Brockus Project) Diavalo Dance Space, Los Angeles
December 8, 8:00pm (with Brockus Project) Diavalo Dance Space, Los Angeles

November 2007

November 24, 7:00pm exerts from "Nar-In Memory of Ataturk", Tampa
November 23, 7:00pm exerts from "Sema", Tampa
November 11, 8:00pm "$irket" (Choreography Festival) McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert
November 10, "NAR in Memory of Ataturk" TBA

October 2007
October 13, 8:00pm "Ciglik" & "Veda" (with Brockus Project) Diavalo Dance Space, LA
October 12, 8:30pm "Ciglik" & "Veda" (with Brockus Project) Diavalo Dance Space, LA

September 2007
September 30, 1:30pm "$irket" & "Veda" Children Music Festival

August 2007
August 26, 7:00pm "Spring","o","Icimdeki Cocuk" (Why Dance Matters) Diavalo Dance Space, L.A
August 25, 8:00pm"Spring","o","Icimdeki Cocuk" (Why Dance Matters) Diavalo Dance Space, L.A
August 5, 7:00pm "sesler" & "o" (Why Dance Matters) Diavalo Dance Space, L.A
August 4, 8:00pm "sesler" (Why Dance Matters) Diavalo Dance Space, Los Angeles
August 3, 8:00pm "o" (Praxis Project) Nate Holden Theater, Los Angeles

May 2007
May 20, 4:00pm "$irket" (with Spectrum # 24)El Portal Theater, North Hollywood
May 19, 8:00pm "Istanbul Hatiralari" (with Spectrum # 24)El Portal Theater, North Hollywood,

April 2007
April 1, 3:00pm "NAR in Memory of Ataturk" Met Theater, Hollywood

March 2007
March 31, 8:00pm "NAR in Memory of Ataturk" Met Theater, Hollywood
March 29, 8:00pm "NAR" excerpt (with Brockus Project) Diavolo Performing Space, Los Angeles
March 23, "GOC" (with Cerritos Collage) Cerritos Collage Auditorium
March 22, "GOC" (with Cerritos Collage) Cerritos Collage Auditorium
March 21, "GOC" (with Cerritos Collage) Cerritos Collage Auditorium
March 18, 7:00pm "Adak" (with Spectrum # 23) El Portal Theater, North Hollywood

2006

December 2006
December 9, 8:00pm "Holiday Celebration" Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles

November 2006
November 4, 9:30pm "Nar" Queen Mary, Long Beach

October 2006

October 22, 1:00pm "Adak" from Hopes & Dreams TurkFest, Center Seattle, Seattle
October 22, 3:00pm "Veda" TurkFest, Center Seattle, Seattle
October 22, 4:00pm "Nar" TurkFest, Center Seattle, Seattle
October 8, 6:00pm "Nar" Hayworth Theater, LA
October 7, 8:00pm "Nar" premier Hayworth Theater, LA

September 2006
September 23, 5:30pm Repertoire (with Lions Ponds Dance Theater) Focus Fish, Hollywood
September 9, 7:00pm Repertoire (guest company) Hilton Hotel, San Gabriel

August 2006
August 20, 7:00pm "Veda" (with Spectrum # 22) Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Hollywood
August 19, 8:00pm "Veda" (with Spectrum # 22) Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Hollywood

July 2006
July 28, 8:30pm "Sentimientos" & "Detachee" (with Praxis) El Portal Theater, Hollywood
July 29, 8:30pm "Sentimientos" & "Detachee" (with Praxis) El Portal Theater, Hollywood

June 2006
June 2, 7:00pm Repertoir (with Marina DelRey Performance Magnet )
June 11, 2:00pm Repertoir Venice Highschool Auditorium, Venice

May 2006
May 5, 9:00pm "Hopes and Dreams" Merce Cunningham Studio, Chls/Vlg, NY
May 6, 8:00pm "Hopes and Dreams" Merce Cunningham Studio, Chls/Vlg, NY
May 7, 8:00pm "Hopes and Dreams" Merce Cunningham Studio, Chls/Vlg, NY

April 2006
April 8, 7:30pm Repertoire (studio performance) Katnap Dance Center, Venice

January 2006
January 21, 8:00pm "Hopes and Dreams" encore Electric Lodge, Venice
January 22, 3:00pm "Hopes and Dreams" encore Electric Lodge, Venice

2005

December 2005
December 11, 7:30pm "Hopes and Dreams" premier Electric Lodge, Venice

2004

December 2004
December 18, 2004 “Awakening on a Spring Morning" from “4 Seasons”
Katnap Dance Studio, Los Angeles

June 2004
July 1-2, 2004 “Kosem Sultan” (full story) & “Purpose of Life”Electric Lodge, Los Angeles
June, 11, 2004 “Cry” from “Kosem Sultan”Marina Del Rey Perfomance Art, Los Angeles
June 20, 2004 “Harem” & “Cry” from “Kosem Sultan” Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles

2003

June 2003
June, 22, 2003 “Icimdeki Cocuk” from “1001 Gecenin Oteki Yuzu”Katnap Dance Center, Los Angeles
June 16, 2003 “1001 Gecenin Oteki Yuzu” Electric Lodge, Los Angeles