FlashdanceEmbrace the Darkness.
Saturday December 15th
20:30 – 21:30
Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12
Flashdance is a show where darkness takes a material form. It is a show in which a plastic entity – the size of the whole stage area – transforms into a moving darkness. This entity turns into sculptural landscapes and forms impossible for the human body. It literally overshadows the spectator. The audience is faced with their limited ability to see and the boundless terrain of their imagination. Flashdance evokes that which is mysterious and unconscious. In Flashdance darkness does not need to be scary, it can also be your friend.
WAUHAUS is a Helsinki-based arts collective. They create their work in spaces ranging from small experimental theatres to huge stadiums. The works of WAUHAUS take on many different forms, but are often centred around materiality, the body of the audience member, empathy and strong audio-visual concepts. The members of WAUHAUS are director Anni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, choreographer Jarkko Partanen and sound designers Jussi Matikainen and Heidi Soidinsalo. In 2017 the group was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Performing Arts.
On stage: Aksinja Lommi, Wilhelm Grotenfelt and Johannes Purovaara
Off stage: Laura Haapakangas, Anni Klein, Samuli Laine, Jarkko Partanen, Jani-Matti Salo and Heidi Soidinsalo
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kanuti Gildi Saal, WAUHAUS
Residencey support: O Espaco do Tempo, Portugal
Photo credits: Jani-Matti Salo, Samuli Laine and Katri Naukkarinen