X-STREAM at Danspace Project (June 20 – 22)
Welcome to the current of unknown possibilities with “X-STREAM” – a “kinetic zoom” of dance, video and theatre that views the transience of the human experience through the lives of nine contemporary individuals living on the edge of uncertainty. Following a riveting debut at BAM Fisher, Overground Physical Theatre Company mounts its provocative dance drama at St. Mark’s Church on June 20-22.
The work presents the drama of eight women and one man who download life wisdom through a voice activated messenger. They are challenged to co-exist in a muted world, deprived temporarily of sensory perception, common ground and ecological sanity. The characters are metaphorically required to “exit, extract, excavate, expand, and exhale” in order to reset their natural balance. The international aspect of the ensemble adds to the fascination - 9 performers, 9 native tongues, 9 dimensions, 9 lives unfolding under “X-treme” circumstances. Working as a unit, in a spirit of joy and exploration, the artists have selected their favorite toys – an orange doll from Slovakia, a wolf from Russia, a teddy bear from Spain, a monkey and tower from Italy, a knit doll from Minnesota, a train engine from Tibet, a coloring kit from Japan, and a toy house from Greece – a true celebration of colors, memories, intimate moments, and appreciation of our mutual humanness.
Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22 at 8 PM (Thursday – Saturday)
Danspace Project @ St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street (2nd Avenue)
General Admission: $18
Danspace Members: $12
Overground Physical Theatre Company (www.overgroundarts.com)
Written, directed & choreographed by Antonia Katrandjieva in collaboration with the company
Video design by Ana Atanassova-Ivanova & Kalin Ivanov
Original Music & Sound Design by: Emilio Garzon, Xana Villan Rueda & Marios Aristopoulos
Photography & Graphic Design by Art Vanguard
Costumes by Hristina Hristova
Conceptual Artwork by Nevena Atanassova & Michail Vaklinov
Performed by: Alexandra Kramerova, Antonia Katrandjieva, Gautan Nima, Danielle Schlauerderaff, Gessicfa Paperini, Hara Zi-Radopoulou, Motoko Tadano, Valentina Priolo, and Xana Villan Rueda
X-STREAM Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5sDC_VCDd4