Ania Nowak: Deep Inside

Ania Nowak: Deep Inside




18:00 – 18:40



28.4.2023 at 18–18.40

in English

1st floor, Kiasma Theatre

Tickets: museolipulla

The performance deals with ecstasy by combining house music and Baroque poetry. It is part of Tom of Finland and Dreamy exhibition programme.

In Deep Inside Ania Nowak looks at ecstasy. She juxtaposes house music and its lyrics with baroque poetry and sculpturesque depictions of divine ecstasy. Visual references to Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture Blessed Ludovica Albertoni overlap with language and desire and longing for God, the lover and the community building energy of house music.

Nowak uses repetition, rhytm and content of both house music and Baroque texts to search for collective body and soul in a time of (post)pandemic social awardness. She listnes to voices that drove house rhytms to summon many long forgotten black singers, often marginalised due to their gender and race. Nowak speaks with the ghosts of those voices, honouring them as leaders and partners. For memory and ecstasy.

Ania Nowak‘s(PL/DE) choreographic practice approaches vulnerability and desire as ways towards remiagining what bodies and language can and cannot do. She develops formats such as live and video performance, installation and text. She lives and works in Berlin. 

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Fri 28 Apr 2023 18:00 – 18:40



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00100 Helsinki