Performance „Flashdance“ / Wauhaus (Finland)
On stage: Wilhelm Grotenfelt, Johannes Purovaara and Sara Grotenfelt
Off stage: Laura Haapakangas, Anni Klein, Samuli Laine, Jarkko Partanen, Jani-Matti Salo, Jussi Matikainen and Heidi Soidinsalo
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, WAUHAUS
Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Nordic Culture Point, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS
Duration: 55 min.
Location: @ Culture Center Fishermen Palace (Taikos pr. 70)
"It´s like black magic”
“In the performance the experience of the audience member becomes the substance of the stage.”
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.
*** Critics‘ corner
„Every viewer sees a performance of their own, which brings about many exceptional questions regarding the ontology of all performances. Flashdance is an impulse that either makes the audience independent or lonely.“ Niko Hallikainen, Okulaari
„Flashdance is a laboratory in the sense that the audience becomes more aware of their ways of looking instead of sinking into their own worlds.“ Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat
W A U H A U S 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.
Photo: Jani-Matti Salo, Samuli Laine and Katri Naukkarinen