HOMO NOVUS / Flashdance
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HOMO NOVUS / Flashdance

About the event

WAUHAUS (Finland)

Visual performance in the dark
Without text
60 min, starts at 18.30

Flashdance is a performance in which darkness materializes into sculptural landscapes and forms impossible for the human body. The audience is faced with their limited ability to see and the boundless terrain of their imagination.
When we stare at darkness, we struggle to understand what we see and what we think we see. Background and foreground begin to blend. When our perception is limited, our minds begin to wander, and the unknown occupies more and more space. In our society, where illumination inevitably creates more and more self-control and light penetrates everything, darkness can open up a path to notknowing. From the outside, we cannot know what the inside is like, and standing in the light, we cannot see into the darkness.

Accessible for audiences with mobility impairment. Visual performance in the dark.
More information about festival:homonovuss.lv

About company

WAUHAUS is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary arts collective. The works of WAUHAUS are situated between different genres of art and take place at various venues from small black box theatres to urban sites, large stadiums, and the main stages of established theatre houses. The members of WAUHAUS are scenographer Laura Haapakangas, director Anni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, sound designer Jussi Matikainen, choreographer Jarkko Partanen, new media artist Jani-Matti Salo, sound designer Heidi Soidinsalo and producer Julia Hovi.


Onstage: Wilhelm Grotenfelt, Johannes Purovaara, Sara Grotenfelt
Offstage: WAUHAUS (Laura Haapakangas, Anni Klein, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Jarkko Partanen, Jani-Matti Salo, Heidi Soidinsalo)
Producer: Julia Hovi
Production: Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, WAUHAUS
Residency support: O Espaco do Tempo, Portugal
Supported by: Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS

Flashdance guest performance is partly supported by TINFO – Theatre Info Finland
via its MOTI mobility programme (Finnish Cultural Foundation)