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Recording: 2019-11-17 , neworks | ada Studio in den Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Xenia Taniko


neworks | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

THE WAKE is an immersive performative situation that explores the threshold as a physical space and state. What occurs on the threshold between the conscious and the unconscious, the physical and the virtual world, a questionable past and an unknown future? THE WAKE is based on a research project in co-authorship with Josefine Mühle entitled “UNDER THE DOME”, that draws on the mythological symbolism of the underworld journey and C.G. Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious. “UNDER THE DOME” works with self-induced altered states of consciousness to source unknown archetypes from the depth of the body.

Xenia Taniko is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. In their work they use physical intensity, props and other aesthetic means to speculate about human embodiment and its politics. Their solo and collaborative works have been presented in theatres and galleries in Berlin, Hannover, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York, among others. Since 2013 they are working with various international artists as collaborator, performer and assistant. Xenia studied politics and philosophy in Leipzig and Paris and is a 2016 graduate of HZT Berlin.

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Eliane Radique, Excerpt from “Kailasha”, Trilogie De La Mort (Experimental Intermedia, XI Records, 1998)
Created between 1988 and 1993 Trilogie de la Mort comprises three hour-long compositions influenced by the Tibetan book of the dead, or the Bardo Thodol, following the cycle of life- death through the six stages of conscience and beyond.

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TFB Nr. 1394

Cast & Credits

By and with: Xenia Taniko
Research Collaboration: Josefine Mühle
Dramaturgical Advice: Gabi Beier
Costume Advice: Effie Bowen
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Sound: Eliane Radique, Excerpt from “Kailasha”, Trilogie De La Mort (Experimental Intermedia, XI Records, 1998)
THE WAKE was produced during a 2-week residency at ada studio and with the support of ausland Berlin.
Thanks to: Josefine Mühle, Gabi Beier, Effie Bowen, Gretchen Blegen, ausland Berlin, Lisa Densem, Aïsha Mia Lethen, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Eliane Radigue, Christina Sharpe

ada Studio
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Technical management: Ansgar Tappert
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Xenia Taniko / Trailers and Video Documentations

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