2019April

  • April 03 d., Wednesday * 19:00
    Visual dance performance GAME OVER
     duration 55' Authors: Lauryna Liepaitė, Airida Gudaitė ir Laurynas Žakevičius, Povilas Laurinaitis, Adas Gecevičius Vilnius city dance teater > Low Air Urban Dance theater | www.lowair.lt
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  • April 05 d., Friday * 18:00, 20:00
    Opera HAVE A GOOD DAY!
    Opera for 10 cashiers, supermarket sounds and piano | duration 55' (no intermission) Librettist Vaiva Grainytė Composer and music director Lina Lapelytė Director and set designer Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė Lighting designer Eugenijus Sabaliauskas Costume designer Daiva Samajauskaitė Sound director Arūnas Zujus Producer OPEROMANIJA Cashiers: Indrė Anankaitė-Kalašnikovienė, Liucina Blaževič, Vida Valuckienė, Anna Miščenko, Lina Valionienė, Rima Šovienė, Milda Zapolskaitė, Rita Račiūnienė, Svetlana Bagdonaitė, Kristina Svolkinaitė Security Guards: Edgar Sabilo (piano) The opera focuses on the inner lives of cashiers in a shopping centre: showing what lies behind their mechanical ‘Good afternoon!’, ‘Thank you!’, ‘Have a good day!’ and fake smiles. It transforms the faceless, robot-like shop workers found in everyday life into unique and lively characters, whereas their secret thoughts and biographies turn into short, personal dramas. The characters of diverse sales clerks, embodying universal archetypes, convey the predominant social landscape. The libretto represents a revealing mosaic of spoken, literary language and documentary. The atmosphere of the supermarket is established through the glimmering and buzzing installation of daylight lamps and environmental sounds, connecting the audience to the stage and the 10 cashiers. The set itself is very minimalist. Real goods – the recognizable décor of a shopping centre – exist only in acoustic and verbal form. The monotonous beep heard each time an item is scanned is a key sound throughout the whole opera. It may be louder or quieter, but it is always present. Songs that accompany the beeping are as monotonous as the very process of shopping and selling. Instead of becoming the main point of the opera, the music serves the thoughts of the cashiers – it facilitates their voice. To avoid any moral or judgemental suggestion, critical attitude towards capitalism is expressed through humour, paradox, irony and poetry. The mosaic of different destinies transforms into a single poem suggesting the pleasure of consumption. In 2013, Have a Good Day! was selected by an International Theatre Institute (ITI) jury for a presentation at the finals of the worldwide competition Music Theatre NOW (Biennial for Performing Arts, Jönköping, Sweden), where the work was awarded the Globe Teana-Theatre Observation prize. In 2014, Have a Good Day! was awarded the Golden Stage Cross prize for the best Lithuanian Authors’ Performance and has also garnered two prizes at the Baltic Theatre Festival. In 2015, the opera was awarded the Main Prize of the Fast Forward festival in Braunschweig (Germany). The performance has been presented at diverse music, theatre and opera festivals in Lithuania, United States, China, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Portugal, The Netherlands and Italy. The opera was also broadcasted on Lithuanian National Radio and BBC Radio 3.    
    Press on “Have a Good Day!”

    Steve Smith, The New York Times:
    Clever, charming and quietly subversive. Whatever critique of capitalist entrapment and consumerist obsession might be implied is conveyed with subtlety and wit.

    Justin Davidson, New York Magazine:
    It’s a tour de force of deadpan comedy....comes wrapped in a score of incantatory, almost liturgical serenity.

    Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal:
    ...minimalist textures that evoke the swirl of everyday life – banality transformed into art. The opera is witty and poignant.
     
    Alex Ross, The New Yorker:
    A tightly constructed, multi-layered creation, its humor pierced by melancholy.

    Jonas Mekas, www.jonasmekas.com :
    It's like a mini masterpiece. It's just nothing to take away, nothing to add – it's very solid, very simple and very real.
    arts printing house | black hall tickets 15 eur | tickets available at the box-oddices of Tiketa     
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  • April 06 d., Saturday * 11:00, 17:00
    DANSEMA: Meadow | premiere!
    interactive dance performance-installation for children of 4–24 months | duration 40' choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | dancer Giedrė Subotinaitė | composer Rasa Dikčienė | costume designer Rūta Biliūnaitė | light designer Aurelijus Davidavičius supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved. Dansema Dance Theatre www.dansema.lt info@dansema.lt tel. +37061402652   arts printing house | pocket hall tickets: 7 eur | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA
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  • April 07 d., Sunday * 11:00
    DANSEMA: Twinkles
    interactive dance performance for children of 0–2 years choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | creative team: Mantas Stabačinskas, Marius Pinigis, Andrius Stakelė, Gleb Hollander duration 40' premiere 2017 Dansema Dance Theater   Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky – says the song. What if little star twinkles on the ground or inside of curious babies, discovering world and themselves. The dance performance „Twinkles“ is full of various shining objects which motivate young audience together with dancers to explore light on stage.     Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, LR Ministry of Culture | Partners Arts Printing House, ASSITEJ Lithuania www.dansema.lt    arts printing house | black hall tickets 6 € | available at box-offices of Tiketa.lt  
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  • April 12 d., Friday * 17:00, 20:00
    ETERNAL RUSSIA | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
    performative installation duration: 2 hours | language: Russian with English and Lithuanian translation | N-14 concept / Text / Direction: Marina Davydova | set design / Video: Vera Martynov | music: Vladimir Rannev | performers / Voices: Sergey Chonishvili, Tina Benko, Valery Borisova, Konstantin Bogomolov, Konstantin Chelkaev, Sergey Epishev, Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche, Alexey Kokhanov, Sonya Levin, Anna Nebo, GlebPuskepalis, Serapfima Skorodelova, Andrey Stadnikov, Alexandra Ursuliak, Pavel Vashilin | camera: Alexey Shemyatovsky, Veniamin Illyasov | light Design: Marc Zeuske | assistant | set-design: Barbara Lenartz, Fabian Boldt (Touring) | special effect (Puppets): Sebastian Arnd |costumes (Puppets): Charlotta Dering | English Translation: Anna Galt | Lithuanian Translation: Andrius Merkevičius | Sur- / Subtitles: Yvonne Griesel, Kristian Kamph, Jakob Gerber (PANTHEA) | artistic Advice: Annemie Vanackere, Sarah Reimann (Assistant) | technical Direction: Maria Kusche, Roman Fliegel, Stephan Kriegleder / LichtblickBühnentechnik GmbH (Touring) | technicians: Light: Boris Meier / Sound and Video: Toni Bräutigam, Bodo Gottschalk | production Management: Hannes Frey, Anna Krauß (Touring) tour organizer: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre The performative installation casts a glance back at several centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova, together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev, developed a performative, installation-like parcours, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? "Eternal Russia" ranges over four different interconnected rooms. An installation follows a film, a silent film follows a lecture, unique documentary material is presented alongside images and music. An image arises of the great Russian utopia. The work pursues the fatal transformation of Soviet socialism. Just ten years after the revolution it ended in a totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind communist slogans. In the end it is about one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire. A commission and production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin). Premiere 12 January 2017 in the frame art of “Utopian Realities“, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “100 Years of Now“, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
    Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Partners: Goethe-Institut Lithuania, British Council in Lithuania, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs arts printing house | various spaces tickets: from 20 Eur | tickets at the boc offices of TIKETA (buy online here)
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  • April 13 d., Saturday * 13:00, 17:00, 20:00
    ETERNAL RUSSIA | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
    performative installation duration: 2 hours | language: Russian with English and Lithuanian translation | N-14 concept / Text / Direction: Marina Davydova | set design / Video: Vera Martynov | music: Vladimir Rannev | performers / Voices: Sergey Chonishvili, Tina Benko, Valery Borisova, Konstantin Bogomolov, Konstantin Chelkaev, Sergey Epishev, Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche, Alexey Kokhanov, Sonya Levin, Anna Nebo, GlebPuskepalis, Serapfima Skorodelova, Andrey Stadnikov, Alexandra Ursuliak, Pavel Vashilin | camera: Alexey Shemyatovsky, Veniamin Illyasov | light Design: Marc Zeuske | assistant | set-design: Barbara Lenartz, Fabian Boldt (Touring) | special effect (Puppets): Sebastian Arnd |costumes (Puppets): Charlotta Dering | English Translation: Anna Galt | Lithuanian Translation: Andrius Merkevičius | Sur- / Subtitles: Yvonne Griesel, Kristian Kamph, Jakob Gerber (PANTHEA) | artistic Advice: Annemie Vanackere, Sarah Reimann (Assistant) | technical Direction: Maria Kusche, Roman Fliegel, Stephan Kriegleder / LichtblickBühnentechnik GmbH (Touring) | technicians: Light: Boris Meier / Sound and Video: Toni Bräutigam, Bodo Gottschalk | production Management: Hannes Frey, Anna Krauß (Touring) tour organizer: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre The performative installation casts a glance back at several centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova, together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev, developed a performative, installation-like parcours, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? "Eternal Russia" ranges over four different interconnected rooms. An installation follows a film, a silent film follows a lecture, unique documentary material is presented alongside images and music. An image arises of the great Russian utopia. The work pursues the fatal transformation of Soviet socialism. Just ten years after the revolution it ended in a totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind communist slogans. In the end it is about one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire. A commission and production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin). Premiere 12 January 2017 in the frame art of “Utopian Realities“, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “100 Years of Now“, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
    Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Partners: Goethe-Institut Lithuania, British Council in Lithuania, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs arts printing house | various spaces tickets: from 20 Eur | tickets at the boc offices of TIKETA (buy online here)
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  • April 15 d., Monday * 13:00, 17:00, 20:00
    ETERNAL RUSSIA | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
    performative installation duration: 2 hours | language: Russian with English and Lithuanian translation | N-14 concept / Text / Direction: Marina Davydova | set design / Video: Vera Martynov | music: Vladimir Rannev | performers / Voices: Sergey Chonishvili, Tina Benko, Valery Borisova, Konstantin Bogomolov, Konstantin Chelkaev, Sergey Epishev, Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche, Alexey Kokhanov, Sonya Levin, Anna Nebo, GlebPuskepalis, Serapfima Skorodelova, Andrey Stadnikov, Alexandra Ursuliak, Pavel Vashilin | camera: Alexey Shemyatovsky, Veniamin Illyasov | light Design: Marc Zeuske | assistant | set-design: Barbara Lenartz, Fabian Boldt (Touring) | special effect (Puppets): Sebastian Arnd |costumes (Puppets): Charlotta Dering | English Translation: Anna Galt | Lithuanian Translation: Andrius Merkevičius | Sur- / Subtitles: Yvonne Griesel, Kristian Kamph, Jakob Gerber (PANTHEA) | artistic Advice: Annemie Vanackere, Sarah Reimann (Assistant) | technical Direction: Maria Kusche, Roman Fliegel, Stephan Kriegleder / LichtblickBühnentechnik GmbH (Touring) | technicians: Light: Boris Meier / Sound and Video: Toni Bräutigam, Bodo Gottschalk | production Management: Hannes Frey, Anna Krauß (Touring) tour organizer: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre The performative installation casts a glance back at several centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova, together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev, developed a performative, installation-like parcours, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? "Eternal Russia" ranges over four different interconnected rooms. An installation follows a film, a silent film follows a lecture, unique documentary material is presented alongside images and music. An image arises of the great Russian utopia. The work pursues the fatal transformation of Soviet socialism. Just ten years after the revolution it ended in a totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind communist slogans. In the end it is about one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire. A commission and production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin). Premiere 12 January 2017 in the frame art of “Utopian Realities“, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “100 Years of Now“, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
    Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Partners: Goethe-Institut Lithuania, British Council in Lithuania, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs arts printing house | various spaces tickets: from 20 Eur | tickets at the boc offices of TIKETA (buy online here)
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