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5 becomes 7

Updated: May 13, 2020

We are proud to announce that W A U H A U S has two new members! We’d like to introduce scenographer Laura Haapakangas and new media artist Jani-Matti Salo!

Laura’s work is often characterized by the investigation of material hierarchies and tactilities. The scenic images of her works evoke questions of power, and that which is natural and unnatural, as well as familiar and unknown. Her work has been seen on the big stages of Finnish theatres, for example at The Finnish National Theatre and Lahti City Theatre, and on the stages of smaller theatres like Q-teatteri, Theatre Viirus, Theatre Takomo and Zodiak – Centre for New Dance.

Jani-Matti’s work is often defined by simplicity and a comprehensive idea that penetrates all layers of the performance. At the moment he is interested in illuminating structures and invoking different viewing experiences. Since 2007 Jani-Matti has worked as a designer in over 80 productions that have been presented in more than 25 countries. His work has been recognized with an award for Best Design of the Year in Finland in 2014 and 2018.

Both have been collaborating with us for many years in productions such as Flashdance and Sapiens, and now we are happy to make it official! Welcome Jani-Matti and Laura!

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