The rite of spring
After more than a century Urban Dance Theatre Low Air is seeking to resurrect the ballet and carry it through the urban choreography, especially created music and the latest technical audio and video broadcasting capabilities.
Although in Lithuania, like in the rest of the world, “The Rite of Spring” versions have been developed quite a lot, but it will be the first urban interpretation of this classical piece.
Idea and choreography by Laurynas Žakevičius and Airida Gudaitė – well known Lithuanian urban dance artists, the creative due known as Low Air, who uncovers the artistic potential of street dance and introduces it to theatre lovers across the country.
Together with the choreographers on the stage young talented contemporary dancer Agnietė Lisičkinaitė, pioneer of waacking dance style in Lithuania Brigida Gruodytė, the first vogue dance ambassador in the country Raidas Petrauskas and specially for the performance from the prestigious Codarts University for the Arts brought young dancer Lukas Karvelis.
Idea and choreography: Airida Gudaitė, Laurynas Žakevičius
Dancers: Laurynas Žakevičius, Airida Gudaitė, Agnietė Lisičkinaitė, Brigida Gruodytė, Lukas Karvelis, Raidas Petrauskas
Outside eye: Vidas Bareikis
Scenography: Šarūnė Pečiukonytė
Music: Igor Stravinsky “The Rite of Spring”
Composer: Lukrecija Pektutė-Dailidienė
Costume design: Aistė Radzevičiūtė
Lighting design: Vilius Vilutis
The special edition of the performance in 2015 presented at the international dance festival “New Baltic Dance’15” (Lithuania) | “The Rite of Spring” premiered in 2016 at the Arts Printing House (Lithuania) | In 2016 the performance presented at the Culture Night event in Vilnius (Lithuania) | In 2016 “The Rite of Spring” presented at the “Kedja” network Encounter in Vilnius (Lithuania)
The performance is characterized by choreographic pace of change: a quick transition from one to the other dance technique, highly active contemporary and street dance fusion. The movement changes the movement, one moment it’s modern, next – it’s already the street dance.
Krisitina Apanavičiūtė, 7md.lt NR. 22 (1174), 2016-06-03
Stravinsky’s music was the thickest and strongest foundation of the show. Intensity of the classical piece provided the choreography with life and strength. Classic and contemporary dance with elements of street dance – like a new genre of discovery, all natural. It seems that things have to be this way.
Toma Mačiulskytė, Literatūra ir menas 2016-06-17 nr. 3572
Lithuania (2016 - 2017)