Private Dancer invites the audience to listen, to observe and to engage in fantasies. It is an intimate experience in a shared space. It is a performance offered simultaneously for one and for many.
Private Dancer builds and deconstructs the borderline between private and public using sound. Headphones worn by the audience enable the stage and the performers to reach inside us. The private space created by the headphones invites us to ask if the others are hearing the same. Is my experience exclusive, or it is shared?
Private Dancer is the final part of the trilogy that has truly catered for the senses. The previous parts Dirty Dancing and Flashdance premiered in Zodiak in 2014 and 2016.
W A U H A U S is a Helsinki-based art collective consisting of director Anni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, choreographer Jarkko Partanen and sound designers Jussi Matikainen and Heidi Soidinsalo.
Languages: Finnish and English.
Concept and realization W A U H A U S
Performers Juha Valkeapää and Heidi Soidinsalo
Dramaturgical assistant Juho Keränen
Production Zodiak – Center for New Dance, W A U H A U S
Residency support Kunstencentrum BUDA (Belgium)
Photos Kristiina Männikkö
The performance takes place in the frame of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
Pre-talk on Oct 15 at 14 15–14:45 Hima & Sali / Cable Factory
Post-performance discussion Oct 19.