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Xenia Koghilaki:
KOPANIMA

Xenia Koghilaki Kopanima_Gedvile Tamosiunaite
Xenia Koghilaki:
KOPANIMA
Dance
No language
10€/15€

Moshing is a hardcore dance practice in which bodies push and slam into each other. In her new group work Xenia Koghilaki focuses on the forces, physical dynamics and embodied energies between collectively moving bodies. KOPANIMA transforms the movements and gestures from the mosh-pit into a staged echo, raising questions about physicality, vulnerability, and resistance - and at the same time reveals gestures of trust and solidarity. In this performance the concert crowd stands for a place of collective struggle and a ritualized form of social cooperation. The audience is immersed in an ambivalent feeling of togetherness and sensory stimulation.

Following Bang Bang Bodies, which premiered as part of Tanztage Berlin 2023, and Slamming (produced by Onassis Stegi), KOPANIMA is the third part of an ongoing performance series in which Xenia Koghilaki uses dance and choreography to explore the relationship between the subcultural practices of moshing and those of collective discharge in the crowd.

The information on accessibility is still in progress and will be updated as soon as possible. If any questions remain unanswered until then, please feel free to contact the communication department at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at ticketing@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

 

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If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.

 

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Concept, choreography, performance: Xenia Koghilaki
Performance: Noumissa Sidibé, Irini Georgiou, Julia Plawgo
Music composition: Ernesto Carcamo Cavazos
Light design: Vito Walter
Dramaturgical support: André Uerba
Choreographic assistant: Nondas Damopoulos
Production management: Marina Agathangelidou

A production by Xenia Koghilaki in co-production with Onassis Stegi and Sophiensæle. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz.

Xenia Koghilaki is originally from Athens and lives and works in Berlin in the field of performing arts as a dancer and choreographer. She is a graduate of the National School of Dance of Greece, the Architecture Department of the University of Patras and holds an MA in “Solo/Dance/Authorship” from HZT Berlin. Koghilaki puts the body in the center of her interest, while her practice engages with issues of re-examining the moving body’s aesthetic, political and social aspects. Her work has been presented at Tanztage Berlin, Onassis Dance Days, Onassis New Choreographers Festival, Arc for Dance Festival and K-Gold Temporary Gallery, among others. As a dancer, she has worked with Kat Válastur, the Chto Delat Collective and the Hellenic Dance Company among others. Koghilaki is a Danceweb scholarship holder and she has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS in 2022.

  • Xenia Koghilaki Kopanima_Gedvile Tamosiunaite
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
  • Xenia Koghilaki Kopanima_Gedvile Tamosiunaite
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
  • Xenia Koghilaki Kopanima_Gedvile Tamosiunaite
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
  • Xenia Koghilaki Kopanima_Gedvile Tamosiunaite
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
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