Idea, music, sound design: Antanas Jasenka
Choreography: Birutė Letukaitė
Costumes: Olesė Kekienė, Birutė Letukaitė
Lights: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Dancers: Anna Karen Gonzalez Huesca, Ema Nedobežkina, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Israel Ismael Infante Salazar, Kirie Oda, Niels Claes, Oksana Griaznova, Paulius Prievelis
Texts by: Leonidas Donskis , George Orwell
Technology: MOTUS – by TZM Creative Lab
Duration: 50 min
Daily research of copula: with yourself, with the other, with God. Yet connections are broken, remade. Shattered sexuality, the relation between man and woman, various -isms – all surpass one another, thrust new truths and proclaim the era of new gods. In this era the value of a human being is determined not by us, but by the system which we either match or not. We are complying with the dimensions measured in centimeters, with brands and purchasing capacity. The system prefers (uni)sex, (uni)you and (uni)him, because I hardly obeys.
Inspiration source of the performance is MOTUS – creative motion enhancer. MOTUS is a wireless performance controller that collects data about dancer’s motions and coverts it to gestures and control parameters for sound synthesizers and audio effects. The space around dancer becomes a touchless surface, a canvas that dancer can interact with and hear the sound feedback immediately.
“Choreographic language of the new work is fierce, based on the sharp and ensured movements – strong bodies, able to manage themselves, have already become a visiting card of AURA Dance Theatre.”
7md.lt., Helmutas Šabasevičius, Switches and Connections, 03/06/2015
AURA Dance Theatre is the only municipal theatre of contemporary dance in Lithuania founded by a famous Lithuanian choreographer Birute Letukaite who is also the artistic director of the theatre.
AURA represented Lithuania’s contemporary dance in 28 foreign countries, performed at more than 162 festivals worked with 35 choreographers from Lithuania and abroad. Aura Dance Theatre is always being invited to participate in the openings of exhibitions and different biennials, new books presentations and town events. Theatre is active in social actions.
AURA has about 50 municipal, national and international awards. Besides many various awards and national prizes, Birute Letukaite has received two Golden Stage Crosses – one for the choreography and the second for the significant input to the contemporary dance art of Lithuania.
PHOTO: Laura Vansevičienė