Authors: Lauryna Liepaitė, Airida Gudaitė ir Laurynas Žakevičius, Povilas Laurinaitis, Adas Gecevičius
Vilnius city dance teater > Low Air Urban Dance theater | www.lowair.lt
It’s been a century since writer Julio Cortázar created the rules of games with imagination.
Inspired by the author, Urban Dance Theatre Low Air presents an innovative live dance installation which connects both visual and performing arts.
The performance ‘Game Over’ revolves around game perspective, inviting audience to witness the collision of reality and dreams. Spectator feels as in particular situation, considers relationship with others and themselves. Subtle feelings interfere with fiction and magic, while becoming inevitable element of movement and sight.
Cortázar has this magical realism which inspired artists’ imaginations for a while. Writer's stories particularly vivid, and they have become a map for motion and choreography, along with the possible storyline for the dreams and reality.
For this newest piece young Lithuanian theatre professionals have teamed up. ‘Game Over” is a collaboration between set designer Lauryna Liepaitė, lighting designer Povilas Laurinaitis, musician and composer Adas Gecevičius, dancers and choreographers Airida Gudaitė and Laurynas Žakevičius.
On the stage - two dancers, live music, interpretation of the set design, lighting and a touch of Cortázar.
<…> it was enjoyable spread of paradoxical dream images by the choreographers and dancers <…> [H. Šabasevičius, 7md.lt, NR. 3 (1197), 2017-01-20]
Aesthetic, exact, complete. <…> The collective work perhaps is the secret recipe, in which images, sounds and movements constitute a harmonious unity. [Goda Dapšytė, 2017-02-19, dance.lt]
Recommended for those who dreams colourfully and appreciates visual theatre [Goda Dapšytė, 370, 2017 February #51]
No, it wasn’t just a contemporary dance performance.
It was some sort of Gaspar Noe film, some kind of cosmic combination of urban culture, performing arts, contemporary music performed live on stage, perfect bodies, sarcasm, suffocating minimalism, self-exploration and even piles of everything [Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė, 2016-12-28, personal oppinion]
Movement and music told stories and I didn’t need any words. Live music and a minimalistic style perfectly fitted into the set! [Unė Kaunaitė, 2017-01-29, personal oppinion]
Go and enjoy, because this is a high pilotage by the way it catches. This is a game, let yourself to accept it. [Marius Giedraitis, 2017- 01-26, personal oppinion]
Delirious choreographies capable of highlighting the encroachment between dream and reality, but also the irreducible tension between the individual and the outside world. The dance becomes an epileptic convulsion in an instant, all of which is cadenced by the tenacious and powerful sound of a drum machine played like a rock concert, between grotesque and dramatic tones. [Alessandro Alfieri, Persinsala Teatro]
The project is perfectly orchestrated, a subtle and innovative interaction between dance, music, and relationship with the public. <...> Game Over is a performance that combines with force evocative and irony the fatigue of the bodies and the power of dreams, it plunges us into the obsessions of our life and into the world of a great writer. The game begins, the game ends continuously, the rules are built together. [Federico Betta, Altroquotidiano]
** Performance awarded with a prestigious Lithuanian theatre award Golden Stage Cross as the Best Dance Piece of the Year | dancer Laurynas Žakevičius nominated for the Best Dancer of the Year award
Borisas Dauguvietis Earring award for both the successful research and development of a
new stage forms connecting urban dance and theatre and for the pedagogical work which
changes a face of Lithuanian contemporary dance
Award by Lithuanian Contemporary Dance Association (Best Choreographic Work of
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuanian awarded Low Air creative duet
Airida Gudaite and Laurynas Žakevicius with a National award given to Young Creators
*** Premiere: Arts Printing House (Lithuania) December, 2016
The performance presented at:
- At the repertoire of the Vilnius dance theatre Low Air (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2017-2018
- International contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017)
- International contemporary art festival PlartForma (Klaipeda, Lithuania, 2017)
- International contemporary dance festival Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine, 2017)
- Flux festival (Rome, Italy), May of 2018
- Tmu-na Theatre repertoire (Tel Aviv, Israel), May of 2018
- International contemporary dance festival Pėdos (Anykščiai, Lithuania), May of 2018
- Scheduled Beijing New Dance Festival (China), August of 2018
- Scheduled Internationale Tanzmesse NRW(Germany), August, 2018
- Scheduled One Dance Week festival (Bulgaria) October, 2018
**** Trailer: https://vimeo.com/197752875
arts printing house | black hall