Wednesday, June 17, 19.00/ Zirgu pasts
Agne Ramanauskaite, Paulius Tamole, Mantas Stabacinskas (Lithuania)
Choreography and performance:
Agne Ramanauskaite, Paulius Tamole, Mantas Stabacinskas
Dramaturgy: Sigita Ivaskaite
Lighting design: Povilas Laurinaitis
Production: Arts Printing House (Lithuania)// Young stage artists’ program “Open Space’13”
This is probably the first time in Lithuania that three artists have cooperated to create a performance that looks at the Lithuanian contemporary dance scene with a self-irony glance, quoting cliché movements, phrases, even costume details. „Contemporary?” is focusing ironically on the processes of dance making. What does contemporary dance piece consist of? What does it talk about? Which objects are necessary and which are optional? Does audience understand what it is all about? Do we need to explain the meaning of the piece to the audience? The answer is – just do it.
The Performance won the Golden Stage Cross as Performing Arts Phenomenon of the Year (2013).
Agne Ramanauskaite, Paulius Tamole and Mantas Stabacinskas are not new in the professional dance scene, but this is the first time they collaborate to create a piece together. Agne and Paulius graduated from The Lithuanian Theatre and Music Academy (MA in acting-contemporary dance, 2009). Manta holds BA from Lithuanian University of Educational Science (BA in dance education, 2013). All three of them are freelance dancers, actors and choreographers, who have been working together with well-known Lithuanian and foreign choreographers and directors. Sigita Ivaškait? – has finished her MD in Theatre studies in 2013. “CONTEMPORARY?” is her second work as a dramaturge in Lithuanian contemporary dance scene.