Production Details / Press Releases
S.A.I. (Acronym) Sex. Appeal. Inorganic; simple present, second person, of the Italian verb ‘sapere‘/ ‘to know‘.
»SAI« explores the sensuality of the abstract, inspired by Mario Perniola´s notion of the inorganic. Dealing with surfaces, opacity, bodies, objectification and transition, Rilaben creates an immersive decentralized landscape, a dialogue on giving and taking, and invites the audience in this uncharted territory. »SAI« proposes a nonhierarchical relation between human beings, space, time, the world we live in and the perception of beauty, between the inside and outside of ourselves.
Rilaben is a performer and choreographer. He studied architecture before his PAP master in performing arts in Bilbao/Amsterdam, and received a certificate for A. Nikolais Techniquepedagogy in Florence. He is working through intuition and stratification of improvisation, he worked with several artists and directors, lately in M. Abramovic performances. He created his first piece ‘CONT’ in 2012 inspired by plastic, daily pollution and resistance, and inspired by ‘A Man Without Qualities’ by R. Musil., followed by ‘DUO’ with C.Abati in 2015, ‘BOWO abodywithoutorgasm’ in 2016 with JD Zazie, Alexandra Zoe and guests performers. Rilaben has shown his works in Berlin, Bologna, Florence, Poznan, Porto, San Sebastiàn and at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao.
Alexandra Zoe is an actress. She studied Acting at the Iasmos – Vasilis Diamantopoulos Drama School in Athens and Economics at the University of Piraeus. She has been living in Berlin since 2007 and has been working in the theatre (The Open Heart with Signa at the Aarhus Festuge, Club Inferno with SIGNA at the Volksbühne, Oresteia with David Hermann at the Deutsche Oper, Festung Europa with Moritz Majce and Sandra Man at the Sophiensaelen etc), in film (Night Out and 45 m2 by Stratos Tzitizis, Wespen by Hannibal Tourette, Berlin Junction by Xavier Agudo, Go with le Flo by Michael Glover etc), as well as in dance performances (BOWO, IN Extension, SAI with Rilaben).
Errikos Stamatakis is an Audio Engineer, DJ for over 14 years in Berlin, Greece and Europe. Electronic Music Producer & experimentalist. Owner of the Label and Studio: “NOiR FiDELiTY Records”.
Pascal Stodieck is a visual artist and graphic designer, operating in the fields of visual art and digital and print design. Shaped by his graphic design background and his interest in visual and interior design, he creates objects and spaces that play with the perception of the virtual and the real.
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TFB Nr. 1339
Cast & Credits
Choreography, performance: Rilaben
Performance: Alexandra Zoe
Sound engineer, music: Errikos Stamatakis
Visuals: Pascal Stodieck
Camera: Pamela Barberi
Lights assistant: Stefano Paolucci
Supported by Sosta Palmizi, Fosca, Tatwerk, Vivaio del Malcantone, Garage Tanz.
Special thanks to: Mario Perniola “ad memoriam”. We thank Agalma journal, Ludger Orlok, Jacopo Lanteri, Raffaella Giordano, Sara Simeoni, Chiara Amaltea Ciarelli, Cristina Abati, Antonia Cojaniz, Maja Zimmermann, Lydia Sonderegger, Enrico Ticconi, Martin Pilz, ‘Public in private’ studio and all friends and colleagues that gave us advice and support.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Festival assistance: Dominique Tegho
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):