Body Trouble. Bodies and corporeal experiences in contemporary Baltic theatre
Conference “Body Trouble. Bodies and corporeal experiences in contemporary Baltic theatre” is a part of the programme of the Baltic drama forum, that is organised in every year in different Baltic country.
DATE: September 22, 2022, 10 AM
VENUE: Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, Julius Juzeliūnas Spatial Sound Sphere (Gediminas Ave. 42)
Conference “Body Trouble. Bodies and corporeal experiences in contemporary Baltic theatre” is a part of the programme of the Baltic drama forum, that is organised in every year in different Baltic country. The aim of this conference is to direct Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian theatre researchers’ and theatre makers’ gaze towards the topic of body and corporeal experiences in contemporary performing arts. The topic was chosen to complement international programme of “Sirenos” festival – this year dedicated to the bodies – with theoretical insights.
Wishing to explore the evolution of theatrical aesthetics and theoretical thought regarding body and corporeal experiences, body in theatre will be discussed from three perspectives. First of them – bodies on the stage – is designated to dive deeper into the changes of how bodies are represented on stages by contemporary theatre makers. Second – creative bodies – is aimed to analysing field of problems connected to theatre makers bodies and corporeal experiences in creative process and how is theatre makers body (gender, age, sexual orientation, race) connected to the creative possibilities that open to them. And lastly, the conference speakers will discuss bodies in audience and the ones, that are still deprived of theatrical experiences.
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:20 Ilze Klavina BODIES ON STAGE – A MATTER OF REPRESENTING AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE IN PERFORMANCES. EXAMPLES OF LATVIAN AND LITHUANIAN THEATRES
10:40 Agnese Bordjukova THE SOUND OF A PERFORMERS BODY
11:00 Reinis Dzudzilo THE LEGS ON WHICH SCENOGRAPHY MOVES
11:20 Liis Vares WHY NOT TO RETURN TO SO-CALLED NORMALITY?
11:40 Questions and answers
12:00 Coffee break
12:30 Annika Üprus INEVITABLE COMPLEXITY OF CHANGE AND THE POTENTIAL OF THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MULTIPLICITY
12:50 Ramunė Balevičiūtė and Agnė Jurgaitytė-Avižinienė THEATRE IN BETWEEN PSHYCHOLOGY AND CORPOREALITY
13:10 Question, answers and closing statements.