K O - H U M is a Berlin based company which curates, develops and promotes stimulating projects by artists working across sound, music, visual and performing arts.
Through close dialogue with a range of collaborators, the company supports artists in releasing their works, facilitating performances and establishing authentic ventures with cultural institutions, bookings, media outlets and venues.
At the heart of the company's practice is a process-based relationship between artist and audiences, which seeks to give the projects space to find their own rhythm, public outputs, and discourse.
Founded in 2017, K O - H U M ’s core aim is to foster a dialogue between a range of disciplines by providing a platform where adventurous minds can encounter art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, leading us to the edges of the contemporary experience.
SICILIANO CONTEMPORARY BALLET, ORIKBEM
"Orikbem" is a six dancers piece, described by the choreographer Salvatore Siciliano as a self-reflection on the lifestyle and emotional world of the young generation living in Berlin.
Inspired by Carlo Collodi's novel "Pinocchio", the alleged educational intent of the children's book serves as a literary model to illustrate the challenges and complexities faced by all the individuals embracing the path of self- discovery among the countless possibilities the social landscape of big cities has to offer.
In Orikbem darkness rules the scenery of the performance and sarcastic gestures permeate the choreography. The rapid movements are executed with accuracy, resembling the shrank temporal structure of the "big city life", where space and time are relative factors until the moment each individual stops and consciously decides to which extent is willing to be part of the landscape.
June 15 & 16. 2018 - Pfefferberg Theater Berlin
July 6. 2018 - Pfefferberg Theater Berlin
February 14 & 15 2019 - Pfefferberg Theater
Choreography: Salvatore Siciliano
Photos & videos: Federico Boccardi