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About

 

XENAI is a trilogy series based on the ideas of inception, challenges, and assertion of a new identity.  It is a cross-disciplinary collaboration featuring electronic music with vocals, painting performance, and video projection.  Each performer creates and improvises individual works that intertwine to become a cohesive whole.  The video projected on the painter’s canvas is a response to the painting performance that becomes a dance in relationship to the music. 

"Xenai" is an ancient Greek word meaning stranger welcomed as a friend. Throughout the performance, artists and audience experience transformation from the unfamiliar to that which they embrace.

XENAI TRILOGY

Part 1: Birth
Part 2: Breaking Old Ties
Part 3: Luminance

- Cast -
The Painter [live painting] - Fotini Christophillis
The Inner Voice [electronic music / vocals] - Olga Kisseleva
The Light of Inspiration [analog video synthesis] - Christopher Konopka
The Inner Strength [duduk] - Inna Dudukina

 

Excerpt from "XENAI" Performance - Live on AM Garden Show (ACMi)


Xenai Part1: "Birth" and Part2: "Breaking Old Ties"@ Berk Recital Hall


Xenai Part2: "Breaking Old Ties" - Binge Watch Interdisciplinary Art Salon @ David Friend Recital Hall

Press

November 13, 2017 - "Documentation of Olya's Interdisciplinary Piece" - Review of XENAI Part1: "Birth" at Berk Recital Hall by Alice Chi Xiao (The Odyssey)

May 12, 2017 - "New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines" - Review of live performance "Connection" by Mike Keefe-Feldman (Berklee College of Music)

Shows / Events

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 3pm - Xenai Trilogy

 

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street

Boston, MA, 02115, US

 

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Wednesday / May 2, 2018 / 6pm - Xenai at AM Garden Show (ACMi) 

AM Garden Show

Arlington Community Media Inc.

892 Massachusetts Ave

Arlington, MA 02476, US

 

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Wednesday / Jan 31, 2018 / 7pm - Xenai (Part 1 & 2)

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street

Boston, MA, 02215, US

 

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Tuesday / Jan 30, 2018 / 7:30pm - Binge Watch - Interdisciplinary Art Salon

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street

Boston, MA, 02115, US

 

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Saturday / Nov 18, 2017 / 8:30pm - NNUX EP Release Show w/Xenai and Seraah

The Space

128 Brookside Ave

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, US

 

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Friday / Sep 22, 2017 / 7pm - Light Minutes Away

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street

Boston, MA, 02215, US 

 

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Friday / Aug 4, 2017 / 10:30pm - Xenai Part 1: "Birth"

The Lilypad

1353 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02139, US

 

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Contact

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For inquiries please contact Olga Kisseleva at olya@olyamusic.net or Fotini Christophillis at fotinipaintings@gmail.com