W A U H A U S (FI): Flashdance

Friday 30.10.     21.00

Lumit, Kuopio Senior High School of Arts | Minna Canthin katu 46
Accessible Event

The work is part of Shortlist LIVE! and nominated for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award.


Flashdance is a performance where 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 open up a path to not-knowing. From the outside, we cannot know what the inside is like, and standing in the light, we cannot see into the darkness.

Photo: Samuli Laine

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W A U H A U S (FI): Flashdance

How to get there?

Accessible entrance at the inner court. Accessible WC also available, but has a little treshold.

NOTE! Entrances from the inner court of Lumit and from Haapaniemenkatu. Queuing outside.

W A U H A U S (FI): Flashdance


Onstage: Hanna Ahti / Wilhelm Grotenfelt / Aksinja Lommi / Johannes Purovaara
Offstage: W A U H A U S (Laura Haapakangas, Anni Klein, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Jarkko Partanen, Jani-Matti Salo, Heidi Soidinsalo)
Production:  Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, W A U H A U S
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