« WE ARE IMMORTAL – I know it sounds like a joke. » J.C.
Inspired by the author, Urban Dance Theatre Low Air presents an innovative live dance installation
The performance revolves around the game perspective, inviting the audience to witness the collision of reality and dreams. The spectator feels as in particular situation, considers the relationship with others and themselves. Subtle feelings interfere with fiction and magic while becoming an 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.
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
* It was the enjoyable spread of paradoxical dream images by the choreographers and
dancers. H. Šabasevičius, 7md.lt, NR. 3 (1197), 2017-01-20
* No, it wasn’t just a contemporary dance performance.
It was some sort of Gaspar Noe film, some kind of cosmic combination of urban culture, performing arts, contemporary music performed live on stage, perfect bodies, sarcasm, suffocating minimalism, self-exploration, and even piles of everything. Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė, 2016-12-28, TV producer, influencer, personal opinion.
* Movement and music told stories and I didn’t need any words. Live music and a minimalistic style perfectly fitted into the set! Unė Kaunaitė, 2017-01-29, personal opinion
* Go and enjoy, because this is high pilotage by the way it catches. This is a game, let yourself to accept it. Marius Giedraitis, 2017- 01-26, personal opinion
* That was amazing – so much passion and sensitivity, and body virtuosity, and humor, and irony. It’s like my dream about Rene Magritte paintings, computer games and rave parties all in one, Julio Cortázar is also here as promised. Olia Zhuk, Creative director at Dovzhenko Centre (Ukraine), 2017.
* Delirious choreographies capable of highlighting the encroachment between dream and reality, but also the irreducible tension between the individual and the outside world. The dance becomes an epileptic convulsion in an instant, all of which is cadenced by the tenacious and powerful sound of a drum machine played like a rock concert, between grotesque and dramatic tones. Alessandro Alfieri, Persinsala Teatro, 2018-05-12.
* 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, 2018-05-10.
* Two dancers, carefully dressed, in three squares of light – everything takes place, running, drowning… Musical accompaniment begins with ancient trumpet sounds and ends with a quiet waltz. In the middle, everything is possible. Both in dance and in music. Figures from the Surrealistic world of Cortasar become real. Dan Ben Ari, photographer, Tel Aviv, May 2018.
Lithuania (2017 – 2020)
Ukraine (GogolFest, 2017)
Italy (Auditorium Parco Della Musica, 2018)
Israel (Tmuna theatre, 2018)
China (China tour: Beijing New Dance Festival, 2018)
Germany (Internationale Tanzmesse NRW, 2018)
Bulgaria (One Dance Week festival, 2018)
China (Harbin Grand Theatre, 2018)
Israel (Suzanne Dellal Centre, Lithuanian Story – Culture Festival In Tel-Aviv, 2019)
Austria (Burgenländische Tanztage, 2019)
Sakartvelo (South Caucasus Contemporary Dance & Experimental Art Festival in Tbilisi, 2019)
France (Festival de Danse Cannes, 2019)
South Korea (SIDance, 2020)
Awarded with the prestigious Lithuanian highest theatre award Golden Stage Cross (Best Dance Piece of the Year, 2016)
Awarded with Borisas Dauguvietis Earring for both the successful research and development of a new stage forms connecting urban dance and theatre and for the pedagogical work which changes a face of Lithuanian contemporary dance (2016)
Nominated for the prestigious Lithuanian highest theatre award Golden Stage Cross (Best Dancer, 2016)
Award by Lithuanian contemporary dance association (Best Choreographic work, 2016)