Lavabo is a movement performance with elements of new circus.
The performance is an exploration of physical and mental cleansing, a transitional experience of our own bodies and those moments when we find ourselves alone with ourselves.
Where does the human body end and the mind begin?
The face is the one part of the body we never see on ourselves. What we can see of it is always a reproduction or an image of it.
Creative team: Jana Stárková, Lukas Blaha, Ondřej Menoušek
Sound design: David Herzig, Kryštof Blabla
Light design: Rufina Bazlova, Ondřej Menoušek, Pavel Uhřík
PR: Šárka Pakostová
Trailer: Martin Kubalec
The project was made with the support of: Cirqueon, DAMU, HAMU, BiOOOcz, Life of an Artist Foundation, MKCR, SFK
Acknowledgements: Kasárna Karlín, Lázně Toušeň, Kamila Menoušková, Eliška Vavříková, Sara Pospíšilová, Indigo Ale Bar, Damaris Kopecká
About the organization Špatné divadlo:
Špatné divadlo is a group formed around Jana Stárková, Ondřej Menoušek and Jakub Vaverka, who started working together during their studies. The association aims to function as a platform bringing together renowned artists and emerging young talents, giving them the opportunity to develop and enrich each other and the wider cultural audience. Špatné divadlo focuses on the creation of movement, dance, alternative, and especially new-circus productions that represent a more intimate alternative to the “mainstream” work of these genres. Compared to mainstream work, new-circus productions of Špatné divadlo have a more intimate atmosphere, focus on more serious or involved themes (spiritual cleansing, city life, etc.) and move away from pomposity and cabaret. The company puts special emphasis on the creation of site-specific projects in public spaces and non-traditional spaces, thus contributing to the cultural renewal of artistically vacant places.