Based on Anton Chekhov’s drama "Ivanov"
DIRECTOR: Ieva Kaniušaitė
STAGE DESIGN: Marius Nekrošius
COSTUMES: Nadežda Gultiajeva
LIGHTS: Audrius Jankauskas
MUSIC: Andrius Šiurys
VIDEO: Kornelijus Jaroševičius, Nidas Kaniušas
CAST: Matas Pranskevičius, Ieva Kaniušaitė
PRODUCER: MENO FORTAS Theatre
CO-PRODUCER: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
DURATION: 60 min.
LANGUAGE: no words
RECOMMENDED AGE: 14+
DATE: 25 September 2019, 16:00
VENUE: MENO FORTAS Theatre (Bernardinų str. 8, Vilnius)
1+1=1 is a completely authentic, very individual gaze of a young artist to A. Chekhov’s drama “Ivanov”. By bringing together a creative and ambitious team of artists from different fields, I. Kaniušaitė managed not only to subjugate tracks of music and sounds, projections of images for the overall emotional process of the performance, but also to participate in it as an actress.
Young director speaks about Ivanov, a man lost between two loving women and his own self-remorse, and does it in a sincere and open manner, without trying to deceive audience, as much as her life experience allows this and it is charming.
As an actress Ieva is looking for the connections – existing or imaginavite – between Sara and Sasha who sacrifice their lives for the love for Ivanov. However, reality always defeats our dreams, it’s unavoidable. Is it possible to find a compromise and the relation between our dreams and what they finally turn into? Just like any intelligent and thoughtful person, Ieva doesn’t give the answer, she simply invites the audience to remember and to think about it…
This stage directing debut is aesthetically solid and clean, using minimal means, i.e. text, motion, vocal, music, image, minimal scenography, to their maximum.
In 2019, Ieva Kaniušaitė graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as a theater director (course led by dir. Eimuntas Nekrošius). Still as a student, she created memorable roles in E. Nekrošius’ shows Zincand Inferno-Paradiso. 1+1=1is her graduation work which was very positively evaluated by the examiation board.