Recent Projects

Transhuman Hai describes a future in which everything – even death – is optional.

The scenario is simple:
In a sterile laboratory that has been forgotten, the constant restart of movement, sounds and words, accelerate developments:
Personalities would be encoded in the computer chips and sensors of an artificial body that is already ready for use. Your preserved brain would then be inserted into the head of the brand-new, freshly cloned body, you would open your eyes and see a utopian or dystopian future.
“You always hated that your body can’t stand pain and inevitably ages? Be happy because all of this will soon be a thing of the past.”

Uferstudio 1

Termine
Fr 24.07.20 20:30 Uhr
Sa 25.07.20 20:30 Uhr
So 26.07.20 20:30 Uhr

Besetzung
Konzept / Choreografie: Porson´s Khashoggi ( Xeni Alexandrou, Andrea Rama) | Ton: Yume | Performance: 20 P-Zombies | Produktion: Porson´s Khashoggi

Philosophy

PERFORMANCE · PREMIERE by Porson’s Khashoggi: Andrea Rama + Xeni Alexandrou

In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

The representation of the human form in a surrealistic environment.
In »Philosophy«, the performer introduces another possible human being who does not exist: his own reflection in the surrounding mirrors. This ‘impossible 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.

Concept, Choreography: Xeni Alexandrou | Performance, choreografic cooperation: Andrea Rama | Sound: Gosla | Set design, costume: Porson‘s Khashoggi | Production: Porson‘s Khashoggi | Supported by 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

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.

concept 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

Supported by FOCUNA – Fonds Culturel National, Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, 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.

© Christos Palamidis
2019

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 @porsons_khashoggi
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: Maria Bregianni, Xenia Koghilaki, Ioannis Karounis, Andrea Rama

partners in residency: 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), Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (fr), Jojo-Oulu Dance Center (fi), Marameo Berlin (de)

The initial inspiration for “Yiyl” was Aileen Wornoss. The American “Woman Serial Killer” in the beginning of the 90´s, who´s life became a movie, documentaries which created generally much noise and ill-publicity on the mass media of that time. A person that was treated only like an image, a flat thing, a flat shape, a two dimensional image.

“Yiyl” talks through a human body that is depersonalised. The character generates images by the support of a giant chandelier which stays executing simple moving patterns over and over.

Concept – Performed by Xeni Alexandrou
Movement advisor Andrea Rama
Sound Gosla – Yorgos Laliotis
Scenography xeni alexandrou Realisation andrea rama

http://www.uferstudios.com/veranstaltungen/alle-veranstaltungen/event/1781

“MASSive” is a dance project where five performers use vast amounts of shoes, spread all over the active space, to gradually merge with an audience in order to create a sense of mass.

Throughout the performance, significant amounts of shoes are employed as signifiers of space, the surface. They are tools that help either compress or expand reach, slice it into sub-spaces, or spontaneously change its edges. They can be toys; they can be objects of exchange. They can change the function from any given moment to the next. In doing so, the shoes become a potent symbol for the mass as they can create situations based on their arrangement and therefore directly affect how people position themselves towards them and each other. They are the building blocks that construct ever-changing, ever-fluctuating conditions.