Flashdance / Homo Novus

Flashdance / Homo Novus

Visual performance in the dark
Without text
60 min

Accessible for audiences with mobility impairment.

Venue details:

Hanzas Perons, Hanzas Street 16A, Riga,

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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.

About the 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.

More: https://homonovus.lv/eng/programme?s=flashdance