Xenia Koghilaki (DE/GR)

© Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi

In her choreographies, Xenia Koghilaki looks for a “radical aliveness” usually reserved for punk concerts. But the fact that even this ritual of supposed total anarchy foots on “invisible solidarity rules” stays at the forefront of her mind: in order to let go, we hold onto one another. In Slamming, the Berlin- and Athens-based choreographer and her co-performers Irina Georgiou and Noumissa Sidibé form a three-headed, six-armed crowd, letting us take part in their collective exertion. Between anger and sweat and pain and pleasure, the three of them keep rearranging their grip, they lose and find each other, following Giorgios Poulios’ haunting sounds down into the depth of a feeling that is both certainly alive and impossible to name.

Slamming is supported in touring by ONASSIS STEGI’s Outward Turn Program.

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 35 Min
Price: 20 Euro
Reduced: 17 Euro

This performance contains theatrical fog, strobe lightning effects and loud music.
22.7.2024, 23:00
24.7.2024, 20:00
© Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi
© Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi
© Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi
© Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi


Concept and choreography: Xenia Koghilaki
Performance: Irini Georgiou, Noumissa Sidibé and Xenia Koghilaki
Music: Giorgos Poulios
Lighting design: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Styling: Marianthi Hatzikidi
Choreographic assistance: Nondas Damopoulos
Dramaturgical support: André Uerba
Artistic advice: Elena Novakovits
Production management: Olga Tsatsouli
Executive production: howtomakeyourlifeharder
Production: Onassis Stegi

Onassis AiR fellow Xenia Koghilaki carried out part of the Slamming research at the BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO), within the context of the Transmissions programme supported by EEA Grants and the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021.

Supported by the Onassis Stegi Outward Turn programme (GR)