“Home Trip” is the first collaboration between young Lithuanian director Vidas Bareikis and choreographers Airida Gudaitė and Laurynas Žakevičius.
The performance is about changing nature of the parent-child relationship and home of the childhood, it reflects what does it mean to leave your home and to come back to it.
The stage presents two stories in one house. The first one explores the concept of love and freedom in Richard Bach’s novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”. As for the second one, it is about the feeling of guilt and the inability to communicate shared by the creators of the performance through their personal experiences.
Actors Larisa Kalpokaitė and Jonas Braškys do a sterling job (with projected surtitles) as the parents struggling to understand why their children don’t want the same things they do, while dancers, playing children, stay silent, letting their bodies do the talking through a superbly expressive use of street dance styles.
On the set it’s a full family house even with the irritating upstairs neighbours – a couple of live DJ and drummer.
Direcotr: Vidas Bareikis
Choreography, dance and acting: Airida Gudaitė, Laurynas Žakevičius
Acting: Larisa Kalpokaitė, Jonas Braškys
Dramaturgy: Mindaugas Nastaravičius
Scenography: Lauryna Liepaitė
Lighting design: Povilas Laurinaitis
Music: Justas Butrimavičius and Adas Gecevičius
It’s a sharp, vivid piece of dance-theatre, superbly delivered by all. When We Are Family is reprised, everyone’s talking again – shucks! Four Stars
The Herald 17 May 2015, Mary Brennan
love, loyalty and a strong bond – all of which Lithuanian urban dance company Low Air captures beautifully in it’s show, Home Trip. Having spent most of the show as disparate entities, unable to speak the same language, the four come together in a deeply moving ending. Four Stars
The Scotsman, 18 May 2015
The performance is very solid, which often occurs in contemporary dance works, which are split into separate episodes with less predictable connections. V.Bareikis managed throughout the performance to maintain a uniform tension, organically tacking characters and childhood memories, present and dreams about the future.
dance.lt, Vita Mozūraitė, 2013-11-02
Lithuania (2013 - 2021)
International Contemporary Dance Festival „Naujasis Baltijos šokis”, Vilnius, 2014
Dance Festival „Vizijos”, Marijampolė, 2018
International Contemporary Dance Festival „Pėdos”, Anykščiai, 2019
Great Britain (Scotland) (Dance International Glasgow, DIG, 2015)
Greenland (Nuuk Nordisk Festival, 2019)