WAUHAUS, The Companion
12–14 March / Lille scene
“These robots can’t feel, but we feel for them …”
– Kate Darling, The New Breed
The Companion is a private encounter between one audience member and a robotic dog. In the performance, the robot entices the human participant into different negotiations, interactions and play. The encounter harnesses our innate curiosity and empathy towards all moving beings. What kind of agency are we willing to embrace? Are we ready to surrender to and trust a non-human companion?
WAUHAUS is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary arts collective. Their works are situated between different genres of art and have taken place at various venues, such as gallery spaces, small black box venues, urban sites, large stadiums, and main stages of established theater houses. WAUHAUS is known for their comprehensive audiovisual stage aesthetics and methods of shared authorship. The collective consists of scenographer Laura Haapakangas, director Juni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, sound designer Jussi Matikainen, choreographer Jarkko Partanen, sound designer Heidi Soidinsalo and managing direcor Julia Hovi.
- The performance is for one person at a time
- Children aged 5–12 can experience an adapted version of the performance together with an accompanying adult
- Show up at least 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time
- No latecomers
- Language: English
- Maximum duration: 20 min