Disco Ritual is Live Art Society’s main production in the year 2015. Disco Ritual is an immersive ritual performance constructed for a temporary community. It combines live art, ritual analysis, and multisensory and bodily techniques to create a space of darkness, volume and quantity.
Disco Ritual is a put together by a Helsinki-based group of nine performance-makers, whose presence and actions enable and adjust the shared space of the ritual.
Disco Ritual is darkness, sound and movement.
The Ritual has three parts.
Entry, Darkness, and Ending.
The Ritual has three rules.
Take care of yourself
Take care of others
Take care of the Ritual
If you feel discomfort, stop the Ritual.
If the darkness is broken, the Ritual will be discontinued.
Aristotle writes: ”Feelings like pity, fear and excitement affect strongly on the souls of some, but those feelings can be found in all of us. Some are very open to these kind of mental movements. During the performance of sacred melodies and the use of musical keys that excite the soul, we can find them in such a mental state as if they would have been given a medicine and would have been cleansed. All of them experience some form of cleansing and relief, joined with pleasure.”
Työryhmä / Working group / Arbetsgrupp: Eric Barco, Veli-Pekka Majava, Tatu Nenonen, Joel Neves, Ilmari Paananen, Justus Pienmunne, Sofia Simola, Lotta Suomi, Sanna Uuttu, Tuomas Vaahtoluoto
Tuotanto / Production: Esitystaiteen seura – Live Art Society & working group