Transhuman Hai

Premiere July 24, 2020, Uferstudios Berlin

"Transhuman Hai" describes a future in which everything - even death - is optional.
The scenario is as follows:
In a sterile laboratory that has been forgotten, the constant restart of movement, sounds and words accelerates developments. Personalities are coded into the computer chips and sensors of an artificial body that is already ready for use. Your preserved brain will then be inserted into the head of the brand new, freshly cloned body, you will open your eyes and - depending on the development of humanity - see a utopian or dystopian future. "You have always hated the fact that your body cannot stand pain and that it inevitably ages? Rejoice, because all of this will soon be a thing of the past.

Credits:
Concept / Choreography: X.Alexandrou, A.Rama | Sound: Yume | Performance: 20 P-Zombies | Production: Porson's Khashoggi | Supported by Uferstudios

Article by David Pallant:
https://springbackmagazine.com/read/angela-alves-yasmeen- godder-porsons-khashoggi-dance-covid/? fbclid=IwAR2KFj24FdxztsSHG0DINji8d8Wrxy1S1- eXCQ6Nj5nIQEA4QFMXpy7“

Critique from Annette van Zwoll:
https://tanzschreiber.de/en/the-human-in-trans-humanity/

Philosophy

In »Philosophy«, the performer introduces another possible human being who does not exist: his own reflection in the surrounding mirrors. This ‘im- possible human‘ attempts to make the repressed individuality re-emerge through the reflection of ourselves in a mirror. Over the course of the solo’s development, the audience becomes the impossible human, confirming that both dancer and the multiple reflections of his body parts, effectively comply with the same definition: human.

Konzept, Choreografie: Xeni Alexandrou | Performance, Choreografische Zusammenarbeit: Andrea Rama | Sound: Gosla | Bühnenbild, Kostüme: Porson‘s Khashoggi | 

Produktion: Porson‘s Khashoggi | Unterstützt durch La Ménagerie de verre à Paris (Studiolab), Duncan Dance Research center - Athens, NRW Mittelzentrum Bonn, Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia à Paris, Mission Culturelle du Luxembourg en France.


A Line Supreme


Premiere 16 October 2018, Grand Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg


Our feelings and senses are affected by the image of linear movements. Feelings can be technically modified by aspects as are projected in a linear path. Being still human, narration draws with the feeling of precise organized linear movement or the arrangement/re-arrangement of internally organised bodies and objects in a linear path. The linear movement would reflect naturalism as often found in nature, merged by humans interacting with objects in real time and space.

Credits

concept, Choreography Andrea Rama
dramaturgy Xeni Alexandrou
sound design Gosla / Yorgos Laliotis

light design Maria Dermitzaki in collaboration with Porson's Khashoggi costumes design Charlotte Pareja in collaboration with Porson's Khashoggi performed by Dimitra Charalampous, Natali Mandila, Altin Huta, Andrea Rama

Production Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Coproduction Maison des Arts de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, Annonay Rhône – Agglo en Scènes 
Support: FOCUNA – Fonds Culturel National, Compagnie Cie La Baraka- Abou Lagraa, Fondation Indépendence, Trois-cl.
In residency @ Chapelle Sainte-Marie à Annonay-Compagnie Cie La Baraka, Duncan Dance Center Athens, Garage Performing Arts Center- Corfu, Andrzej Mežerycki Centre for Culture Theatre Stage-Siedlce, Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall.

https://vimeo.com/322762099

Yiyl

Premiere 24 February 2018, Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig


"Yiyl" draws its inspiration from the life story of the American Aileen Wuornos, who achieved international fame as a "female serial killer" in the 1990s and made a "career" in the media both before her execution and posthumously, which her case as exploited the marketable stereotype of the "bad person".

A character is constructed beyond the emotionally charged dramatization, who appears disconnected from any feelings and appears cold. A personality image is created that differs from the one in the nineties and does not allow the act of murder or other behavioral characteristics of Wuornos to be judged.


Credits

Concept, choreography, performance Xeni Alexandrou 

Sound design: Gosla / Yorgos Laliotis

Light Design: Andrea Rama

Production: Porson‘s Khashoggi, Schaubühne Lindenfels | Supported by La Ménagerie de verre à Paris (Studiolab), Duncan Dance Research center - Athens, NRW Mittelzentrum Bonn. 


 

3.14 Π

Premiere 3 November 2017, 3 DU TROIS Bananefabrik


Revealing simplicity, a multi-layered circularity is the source of infinite potential.
“ 3,14 Π ” proposes a developed idea of the everyday movement through a circular journey.
The everyday movement which would relay familiar to each of us and result in a direct visual impact. An impact through the contrasts in sound, time, space and colours. A journey which becomes intense in black and white space and the absoluteness of the rhythm we feel and hear. The concept of the circular time is fundamental to the eastern civilisations and it abides by the notion that every movement is circular.

Credits
concept/choreography: Andrea Rama
on tour by: Xenia Koghilaki, Giannis Karounis/ Andrea Rama 
rhythm advisor: Simon Beyer-Pedersen
sports scientist: Patrick Rump
mentored by: José Montalvo
dancers involved on tour or research residences: Maria Bregianni, Xenia Koghilaki, Rhiannon Morgan, Ioannis Karounis

Partner: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (lu), Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center Athens (gr), Theater im Ballsaal Bonn (de), TROIS C-L (lu), Résidence à la Maison du Portugal- André de Gouveia-Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (fr), Jojo- Oulu Dance Center (fi), Marameo Berlin (de), Theatre Rotterdam Schouwbourg (nl), Festival TANZMAINZ (de).

https://vimeo.com/243770189