Born in the Turkish city of Izmir, Cihangir has lived in Berlin (Germany) since 1977. His experimental dance blends contemporary styles and classic oriental styles from Egypt and Turkey. He has performed in numerous shows in Germany and abroad, with dancers from Spain, India and Africa.

Cihangir dances, sings and acts. He produces shows for the stage and designs costumes. He is creator of the comic strip “Lale Lokum & Fatma Souad” and author of several articles on the history of Oriental Dance (published in Tanz Oriental magazine).

Interview "Y2B Bauchtanz Blog" (German) 2013
Interview Ispahan Magazine (English) 2013 page 108-124