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SAVOJ KRŪVOJ @ Westwind Festival 2022 (Germany)
06/16 - 06/17
One of the most prominent Lithuanian female choreographers Airida Gudaitė guides a bonded group of young dancers to dig into the archives of and document their thoughts on issues such as power relations between adults and non-adults, LGBTQ+, sexualized behaviour and sexual abuse towards teens, gender roles, relationship between children and parents, relationship to one’s body and flaws, and accumulate movement vocabulary during the process. While searching for the right movement in given time and space dancers dive into the archives of their (body) memory and face intimate and often awkward experiences of young people what raise questions such as where the boundaries between the two are, why sensitive stories often remain silent or unheard, and more.
Individual stories and attitudes towards issues mentioned above are intertwined with the collective experience what at least to some extent reveals the worldview of young people. Participating in performance is like entering a personal space of young people, where one is invited to be together and together means being free of prejudice, injustice and discrimination. The clique is a safe creative space to remember, to share, to forget, to grow.
The performance highlights the different power positions of two generations – teenagers and adults. Thus, the audience is invited to revisit vibrant teen-hood through the lens of an adult, a parent, a teacher, a power holder, a decision-maker, and to consider the connection between boundaries and power in interpersonal and intergenerational relationships.
This performance is awarded with the Golden Stage Cross for the best performance for the young audience in 2021, Lithuania.
IDEA, CHOREOGRAPHY Airida Gudaitė | DANCERS-CREATORS Greta Snitkutė, Arminas Kazanavičius, Rokas Bugys, Ugnė Laurinavičiūtė, Grėtė Vosyliūtė, Elena Milaknytė, Beatričė Šaltenytė, Emilija Giedraitytė, Barbora Mickutė, Aura Šriubšaitė, Saulė Bučiūnaitė, Smiltė Kavoliūnaitė | DIRECTOR Jonas Tertelis | COMPOSER Agnė Matulevičiūtė | SCENOGRAPHERS: Renata Valčik, Emilis Šeputis | LIGHT DESIGNER Julius Kuršis | SOUND DESIGNER : Ignas Juzokas
Production: Vilnius city dance theatre Low Air