RAIN DANCE / Handa Gote Research & Development

performance length: 50 min
Absurd rituals to ward off the emptiness
no language barrier

Darkly humorous visual theatre inspired by entertainment industry cliché, the growing scepticism in Western culture, and the wandering old world demons quite lost in the here and now - just like us all. The world hurtles ahead leaving no trace of the mysterious. Yet there’s always time for a bit of pleasant music.

Rituals containing incantations and similar psychic activities: voodoo, black magic, cargo cults, waving around a dead chicken, reading rune marks on circuit boards. An absurd dark grotesque that combines the clichés of happy industrial life with slowly growing scepticism in all of western culture, where the demons of the old world have strayed into a new era where they don’t know the rules, just like its citizens.
Handa Gote presents a prototype of post-dramatic theatre. Her inventory includes sound installations, movement and dance theatre, the visual arts and live music. The company is a resident at Motus in 2011.
You can see the new project by Veronika Švábová and Tomáš Procházka at the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre in fall 2011.