X-STREAM Premiers at BAM Fisher on April 25th

New York, NY (PressExposure) April 23, 2013 -- X-STREAM is a kinetic, visual and multi-lingual polyphony of 8 contemporary women who download life wisdom through a voice-activated messenger while living on the edge. Visual, narrative and physical vignettes weave the stylistic "Mandala" that catapults them into whimsical situations of urgency and remembrance. Powered by the schizophrenic pull between reality and identity they are challenged to co-exist in a muted world - devoid of sensory perception, shared ground and ecological sanity. Volcanic states of consciousness dissolve into a dissonant ambiance of syncopated rhythms that captures the extreme pulse of modern life, spilling and reassembling into fragments of the "future past," carving a mode of dance theatre that juxtaposes two extremes of scale - the environmental and the intimate. The threats of consumerism, digital addiction and the high alert for water depletion and preservation run as a connective tissue through the dramatic fabric of X-STREAM, the pool of unknown possibilities for re-invention.

In the end, the communal experience of an urban flash mob engages performers and viewers into a mutual dance of "heart-storming," as they reclaim their identity and heal the broken link between self and other.

X-STREAM, is the second of three eco-interdisciplinary projects nurtured by Overground's holistic educational platform Ecorporeality - a signature method that helps performance artists re-examine their relationship to reality, identity and ecology. Through eco-somatic exploration, vocal and kinesthetic experiments, post dramatic theatre and artful yoga performers are offered space to carve the inner and outer environment of our body's voice to encompass a reality that is urgent, interdependent and multi-dimensional. Ecorporeality fosters artistic creativity by amplifying relevant situations to create meaning and resonance.

X-STREAM written, directed and choreographed by Antonia Katrandjieva
Performance by: Alexandra Kramerova, Antonia Katrandjieva, Danielle Schlaudarauff, Gessica Paperini, Hara Zi- Radopoulou, Motoko Tadano, Siras Nitithatsanakul, Valentina Priolo & Xana Villan Rueda
Dramaturg: Vessela Warner
Original video & visual design by Ana Atanasova-Ivanova & Kalin Ivanov
Original musical score by Emilio Garzon, Xana-Villan Rueda & Marios Aristopoulous
Stage manager and Light design by: Blair Hotchner
Costumes by: Hristina Hristova.

About Overground Physical Theatre Company

Overground Physical Theatre Company creates experimental and multicultural performance by blending dance, theatre and film. The company's works belong to the little explored form of "urgent meta-theatre," which morphs kinetic intelligence with esoteric vision. They incorporate non-literal choreography and thought-provoking dramaturgy to reconnect theatre to its spiritual roots and bring sacral artistic experiences. Overground Physical Theatre has produced over 17 full-length devised performances at famous NY dance and theatre venues such as New York Live Arts, La Mama Experimental Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Ballet Arts at City Center, Salvatore Capezio Theater, New Dance Group, BRIC, White Wave John Ryan Theatre (Dumbo Dance Festival), Meta Center, Theosophy Hall, Intersections, Collegiate Church, and others.


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Press Release Submitted On: April 23, 2013 at 10:17 am
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