Stárková, Blaha, Menoušek – LAVABO

LAVABO is a physical performance with contemporary circus elements . The performance is the result of exploration of both physical and spiritual cleansing and hygiene, a transient experience connected to the body, and those moments when we are alone.
Where does the human body end and the mind begins?
The face is one of the only part of the body we never see. The only times we see it is in a bare reflection or reproduction.
LAVABO is a physical performance with contemporary-circus elements. The performance is the result of an exploration of physical and spiritual cleansing and hygiene – transient body-related experiences in our moments of solitude. Where does the human body end and the mind begin? The face is the only part of our body we can never see except as a reflection or a reproduction.

Length 55-60 min Who is it suitable for? 12+


Lukas Blaha
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Telephone number +420 774 567 702

About Blaha, Stárková, Menoušek

The Blaha, Stárková, Menoušek trio met during their studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (KALD and KND). In 2018, they cooperated on the DÓ project – a physical-theater haiku with circus elements. In their work, they combine research of juggling and object manipulation with physical theater and dance. They search for atypical theatrical and non-theatrical spaces which are key to their productions.

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Creative team

Authors: Jana Stárková, Lukas Blaha, Ondřej Menoušek
Sound design: David Herzig, Kryštof Blabla
Light design: Rufina Bazlova
Production: Damaris Kopecká
Photography: Tasya Nafigina
Trailer: Martin Kubalec

Full show footage: Mikuláš Hrdlička
Photo: David Konečný

Supported by: CIRQUEON, DAMU, HAMU, BiOOOcz, Nadace život umělce

Thanks to: Indigo Ale Bar, Kasárna Karlín, Lázně Toušeň Spa, Kamila Menoušková, Eliška Vavříková, Sára Pospíšilová, Anna Šurovská – a little.

The performance was created in a residency program by CIRQUEON – A Center For Contemporary Circus


LAVABO was selected for the Czech Dance Platform 2020 showcase festival.

“The mindfulness and the raw energy which Lukas exhibits as he moves through the various motifs and symbols of the show create an explosive mix which makes the audience absorb his every movement, desire to interpret it, fear the outcome and have immense fun all at the same time.” – Dominik Melichar, Divadelní Noviny (

What we need

We are currently searching for new partners and spaces to tour and explore. Ideally in the form of a few day research and rehearsal phase to tailor the show to the specificity of the location, followed by the actual show itself.