“XENAI” is a trilogy series centered around the ideas of inception, challenges, and assertion of a new identity. It is a cross-disciplinary collaboration engaging 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.