The legend from 2009 is back.Rain Dance version 2.0.
Rain Dance is an absurd dark grotesque jointing the clichés of entertainment industry and the growing scepticism of the Western culture where neither the rambling demons of the ancient, neither the contemporary people know what to do with themselves.
Self-appointed healers and menders resort to more and more bizarre acts. They confront the more and more intense emptiness with superficial rituals copied from National Geographic brochures and B movies. The machine goes on and on leaving no more traces of mystery. However, one always finds a moment to spend in the company of a nice song.
About the company
Since 2005, Handa Gote Research & Development has worked on the boundaries between theatre, contemporary dance, the visual arts, music, performance and conceptual art. The ensemble is interested in the concept of post-dramatic and post-spectacular theatre, non-linear narratives, and the application of experiences from contemporary music and visual arts within theatre. Its performances involve the creative use of technology – both old technology and the most modern available. In most of its projects, the ensemble works with media archeology; its documentary theatre works intensively focus on “small (personal) histories”. Over the years, the ensemble has created numerous works, including the loose trilogy Memory, consisting of the performances Computer Music, Ekran, and Trains.
Other thematically related performances include Mr. Roman and Clouds. Nearly all of Handa Gote’s performances relate in some way to death, memory, and forgotten or disappearing things, phenomena, and habits. In this regard, Handa Gote’s dramaturgy is absolutely consistent, and the ensemble plans to focus on these subjects in the future as well.