IDEA: Lauryna Liepaitė, Airida Gudaitė, Laurynas Žakevičius
CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Airida Gudaitė, Laurynas Žakevičius
COMPOSER AND LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Adas Gecevičius
SCENOGRAPHY: Lauryna Liepaitė
LIGHTING DESIGN: Povilas Laurinaitis
DURATION: 50 min.
DATE: 24 September | 20:30
VENUE: Arts Printing House (Black Hall)
It’s been a century since writer who created the rules of games with imagination Julio Cortázar was born.
Inspired by the author, Vilnius City Dance Theatre Low Air presents an innovative live dance installation which connects both visual and dance art.
The performance revolves around game perspective, inviting the 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 view.
Cortázar has this magical realism which inspired artists’ imagination for a long time. Writer’s stories particularly vivid, and they have become a map for our motion and choreography, along with the possible storyline for the dream and reality.
For this newest piece young professionals have teamed – set designer Lauryna Liepaitė, lighting designer Povilas Laurinaitis, musician Adas Gecevičius, dancers Airida Gudaitė and Laurynas Žakevičius. Though everyone worked as directors and choreographers during creative process, on the stage we see just a two dancers and live music show.
Game Over, with all its rigour and challenges and full-on physical dedication, is quite a memorable and stirring experience. A (sometimes grim, disturbing) pleasure to see proper dance art from Lithuania!
– Donald Hutera, UK dance writer (The Times, The Stage)
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