W A U H A U S (Estonia)
*Baltic Dance Platform
Authors-directors: Anni Klein, Jarkko Partanen
Performers: Joanna Kalm, Salla Loper, Karolin Poska, Sigrid Savi, Joonas Tagel
Sound designer: Heidi Soidinsalo
Scenographer and light designer: Samuli Laine
Production: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, W A U H A U S
Producers: Evelyn Raudsepp (STL), Julia Hovi (W A U H A U S)
Supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Theater Info Finland
(c) Samuli Laine
How to surrender oneself to be moved by someone else?
How to be moved by a thing rather by your own will?
In Fluids W A U H A U S creates a state of slipperiness on stage in which the human subject cannot fully control its own body. Fluids invites the audience to encounter empathy, intimacy and failure in these times when individualism, perfectionism and mistrust prevail in society.
One part strange spectacle on ice, one part slimy orgy. In Fluids the bodies are vulnerable, limited and dissolve into each other.
Fluids is a first time collaboration, featuring Estonian dancers Joanna Kalm, Karolin Poska, Sigrid Savi, Joonas Tagel and Swedish actress Salla Loper.
W A U H A U S is a Helsinki based arts collective, active in today’s performance field. The works of W A U H A U S take on many different forms, but are often centered around materiality, the body of the audience member, empathy, and strong audiovisual concepts.
Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) is a theatre and a contemporary dance platform in Telliskivi creative district. STL is focused on producing performances that deal with movement and body while using the expressive means inherent to contemporary performing arts.