Three performers commit to one shared agreement: a ritualistic dance that originates from slamming. They transform mosh pit practices on stage, oscillating between rage and softness, rawness and trust, ache and pleasure, violence and tenderness, exploring these notions not as dipoles but as interconnected elements within a sui generis dance form. The audience ‘sees’ the sweat dripping, the breaths intensifying, and the hearts beating faster while the three performers are wholeheartedly “caught into a mosh”. “Slamming” seeks emotional nuances in the aggressive crowd, reconstituting a collective ritual that lurks behind an ostensible rage. It approaches crowd dances not as something to be deciphered but as a site of experience, exploring the significance of collective movement as a practice of resistance.

Concept, Choreography: Xenia Koghilaki
Co-creation & Performance: Irini Georgiou, Noumissa Sidibe, Xenia Koghilaki
Music Composition: Giorgos Poulios
Lighting Design: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Choreographic Assistant: Nondas Damopoulos
Dramaturgical Support: André Uerba
Artistic Advice: Elena Novakovits
Styling: Marianthi Hatzikidi
Production Manager: Olga Tsatsouli
Executive Production: Howtomakeyourlifeharder
Pictures: Pinelopi Gerasimou


Onassis Dance Days 2024
23 February 2024

Supported by the Onassis Stegi “Outward Turn” Cultural Export Program.

Part of the "Slamming" research has been carried out at the BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway, within the context of the Transmissions program supported by EEA Grants and the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021.