5.30 PM Independence sq. next to Lithuanian Independence monument (Culture Center of Rokiškis Small Hall)
PERFORMANCE | Festival Creative Residency Program
Daina Dieva, Simonas Nekrošius, Ieva Lapelytė, Vilnius City Dance Theatre Low Air.
Five creators and artists from various fields that temporarily resided in Rokiškis presents you with the fruits of the Festival Creative Residency.
In the performance, you will see Daina Dieva, Simonas Nekrošius, Ieva Lapelytė, Vilnius City Dance Theatre “Low air”.
Duration - 30 minutes.
Daina Pupkevičiūtė sound and performance art artist and educator, one of the founders of the international performance art festival CREATurE Live Art, and curates the industrial culture platform Matters. She translates and writes texts for the Facebook page "The Last Call to Earth", the purpose of which is to provide information related to the climate crisis in Lithuanian.
Together with the anthropology association Anthropos, she organizes and runs workshops for students on the climate crisis, food and consumption. Daina is concerned with environmental activism, community spirit or the possibility of communities in a crisis, alternatives to (conventional) (social) structures, issues of resistance and power, noise and decay.
Daina Pupkevičiūtė / Photo: Karolis Gelažius
„LowAir“ Vilnius City Dance Theatre: (hereinafter - Low Air) is an innovation-seeking young generation dance theatre that combines elements of urban and contemporary dances, performance and physical theatre, through which innovatively creates new syntheses by placing them in social contexts of various communities. One of the main priorities of the theatre is to promote the potential of dance artists and creators, introducing them to a wide audience, thus ensuring the development of the viewers. In 2017, Low Air received an award of Boris Dauguvietis Earring for the successful research of new expressive stage forms in their performances by combining street dance and theatre and for their pedagogical activities that changes the face of Lithuanian contemporary dance & The Young Creator Award, established by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
„LowAir“ Vilnius City Dance Theatre / Photo: Laura Vansevičienė
Simonas Nekrošius - interdisciplinary artist, who specializes in the field of sound art, experimental acoustics and electro-acoustic sound instruments and objects. He is particularly interested in Ready-made and DIY concepts. In Simonas works, creativity and the art objects are perceived as a process, therefore the form does usually not define a result, it can change and transform in the flow of time.
In his personal response to unpredictability, an unexpected change of the elements and performance events, Simonas Nekrošius' creates his unique sound performance.
Simonas Nekrošius / Photo: Domas Rimeika
Ieva Lapelytė - dancer, choreographer and teacher; a graduate of Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education, majoring in dance pedagogy, who has explored different dance styles (vogue, ballroom, jazz and contemporary dance). During the creative process, Ieva, combines different dance styles, traditional customs and mythological aspects, while looking at the performance through the prism of feelings and emotions.
Currently, Ieva works as a freelance dancer and dance teacher at the Rokiškis Choreography School and Rokiškis district Kamajai Antanas Strazdas gymnasium.
Ieva Lapelytė / Photo: Sigitas Daščioras
6 PM Independence sq. next to Lithuanian Independence monument (Culture Center of Rokiškis Small Hall)
Performance (NON)ENDANGERED SPECIES
Performance – Aliona Kuriakina, Izabelė Visockaitė
Production – Panevėžys theatre „Menas“
“A bit of somekind of virus. A little fire. A little bomb. Someone somewhere got shot, just a bit. Someone saw some aliens. It stinks a bit. We’re a bit suficating. We’re bit drowning; bit of melting; bit uncomfortable; A bit of war. A bit of GRU. A bit not important. A bit of catastrophe. <…> Need to live a little bit…”
Duration – 20 min.
Aliona Kuriakina, Izabelė Visockaitė / Photo: Arvydas Gudas
6.40 PM Independence sq. next to Lithuanian Independence monument (Culture Center of Rokiškis Small Hall)
Extract from the creative process of a dance performance LULU – REBORN
Choreography – Paulius Prievelis
Performance - Ieva Lapelytė
This is a woman. She needs not a man but they come. Why?
Is it how she stands? Is it the dress? <…> This is a woman. A woman conceals a lot. <…>. – French Connection 2009
In the creative process we analyse the experience of feelings and emotions that arises from personal and collective memory or event that is related to the topic of women rights.
In response, we create fictional woman archetype, an apogee of ideality, an image of the collective subconscious and a self-evident model that depends on the prevailing stereotypes in society, but not on personal experience. This type of archetype is common in society, only at different times and forms;
The performance is partly inspired by 2017. March 1 European Parliament ‘Gender pay gap’ debate).
The performance creative process carried out during the artistic residence organized by the Contemporary Dance Association
Residency at Anykščiai Art Incubator
Duration - 20 min.
7 PM Independence sq. next to J. Keliuotis Public Library
Action, performance PANDEMIC, Performance group Archeologai
Action, performance – a contemporary art form of expression that freely reaches the viewer from the stage, city's public spaces and various media. In Lithuanian visual culture, especially in the provinces, the dominating aesthetic is the local "art" or simply said – fairs. The artistic response of the performance group ARCHEOLOGISTS to the local „art” culture is an action, a performance, where the narrative of these artistic processes, bases on sarcasm, irony to the urban grimaces of Lithuanian social and political lifestyle.
Reda and Arūnas Uogintai are the founders of the performance group Archeologai. In the XX cent., at the end of the 9th dec. and the beginning of the 10th Dec. Šiauliai city was one of the main centres of new art or avant-garde art in Lithuania. A community of young artists gathered here, seedlings of alternative culture, video art and performance were established. Archaeologists appeared in this boiling, bubbling avant-garde environment. Props and theatricality, often imitating the format of a show, a spectacle of commercial culture, characterizes their work. The group's "theatricality" has always masked a subtle play with "commercial" images, as well as a "provincial" category, an understanding of beauty and "theatre". A certain “splendour” and sentimentality of these performances raises perhaps more creativity and the associated idealism, pragmatism, social responsibility, formation of hierarchical structures and other issues, destroying the so-called local “art” or simply the influence of trade fair aesthetics.
Idea - Reda and Arūnas Uogintai
Performance - Rega and Arūnas Uogintai
Music - Eugenijus Raugas
Duration – 40 min.
Photo: Reda and Arūnas Uogintai
8 PM 15 Independence sq. „Sodra“ yard (Culture Center of Rokiškis Grand Hall)
A dance performance Z+
Chor. -Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Production - Dance Theatre Airos
Reality of the third millennium + variety of communication opportunities online + active information flow >> resulting in a unique Z generation
Doesn’t like strict rules and restrictions | Can’t imagine their life without smart technologies | Interested in innovations + Parents and Teachers
Can’t see a good sides of virtual reality | Allow to sense that reality is much more interesting and lively >> grow up Z generation
Educated innovative thinkers | Ready to make the better world
Idea and choreography - Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Music composer and performer Žygimantas Gudelis GON
Light designer - Julius Kuršys
Scenographer - Guoda Jarusevičiūtė
Costume designer - Rūta Kyguolytė
Producer AIROS dancer theatre
Recommend for 12-17 years old viewers
Duration - 35 min.
Photo: Laura Vansevičienė