Lasvit

Monster Cabaret

17 - 22 April 2018
Teatro Gerolamo
Piazza Ceasare Beccaria 8, Milan

Dancing Dog by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

He is described as dog tall as a man with only one eye big as a plate. In his tangible form, he refers to another scary creature of our world - The Tasmanian Devil.

Bio

Raja Schwahn-Reichmann was born in Vienna, where she lives and works. Her special artistic interest lies in the history of Baroque interior designs, and the connection between painting and architecture. Raja’s painting is widely inspired by classical and Baroque iconography.

Once upon a time, there was a creature that appeared at feasts and made people wild - Der „Tanzlaubenhund“ or „Dancing dog“ as we call him. Sometimes he stays unnoticed but sometimes he let himself be seen…

“Normally he lies under a bench and watches people, but sometimes he appears dancing on his back legs. He can drive you mad, makes you passionate and wild with his evil eye... And so a peaceful feast can turn into a cruel fight or a destructive orgy,“ said about this malicious figure from Swiss fairytales Raja Schwahn-Reichmann.

He is described as dog tall as a man with only one eye big as a plate. In his tangible form, he refers to another scary creature of our world - The Tasmanian Devil.

The figure of the dog is black. It is made of painted wood, but it´s his „magical“ eye that draws attention - the big staring glass eye is positioned in the middle of his head. Under his feet are also scattered pieces of colorful glass of unknown origin.

My monsters

What are your private monsters?

Me.

What was the monster you were afraid of in your childhood?

I do not know, but it was always there when it was dark and I was alone.

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

Puritanism and stupidity.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan

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