The theme of the invitational laboratory taking place in Kiasma Theatre is the relationship between the concepts of handcraft and performance. Artists at the laboratory will face the following questions: what is the handcraft of performing arts? Has performing art become the artisan handcraft of contemporary art? What are the socio-historical and emotional meanings of the handcraft concept to contemporary artists? What is the immaterial value of performing arts in a world faced by an economic crisis and the current cultural climate?
The presentation provides insight into the workings of the laboratory and is open to the public.