A TWO-PART DANCE PERFORMANCE
1st part – Anne Ekenes, Pia Holden (Panta Rei dance theatre, Norway)
2nd part – Birutė Letukaitė (Lithuania)
Composer: Antanas Jasenka
Dramaturgy assistant: Silvija Čižaitė-Rudokienė
Light designer: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Costume designer: Thom Bara
Author of video projections: Saulius Paliukas
Dancers: Ema Nedobežkina, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Haruka Suzuki, Kirie Oda, Laura Witzleben, Love Hellgren
Duration: 60 min.
Supported by the EEA Grants*
The word godos has disappeared from daily Lithuanian vocabulary, however, our experiences and emotions are still alive in it. Performance GODOS, created by famous Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Letukaitė and two Norwegian choreographers Anne Ekenes and Pia Holden, reveals the world where the past, the present and the future intertwist, where feminine sensuality, secret mythological creatures and futuristic visions meet. Panta Rei takes its inspiration from the interpretation of Godos as the song of the heart. Meanwhile, the inspiration for the Lithuanian choreography is the elemental past and its reflections in the people of today.
What is hiding in the fur of a bewitched werewolf? What spells do contemporary hags use? Who brings the luck if we don‘t believe to brownies anymore?
With subtle reference to the Lithuanian myths and legends, the dancers move in patterns, forms and the rhythm that reminds the clattering of weaving looms. A contemporary man sits down at these looms and weaves a band which is as colorful as our life: full of thoughts about who we are today and who we will become tomorrow.
AURA Dance Theatre is the theatre, which promotes the expression of contemporary dance in Lithuania. Dance studio Aura, which was established on Birutė Letukaitė initiative in 1980, was registered as Kaunas City Theatre in 1995 and is directed by the prominent chorographer up till present. During the years of its existence, the theatre created and shaped the face of Lithuanian contemporary dance and trained a great number of professional dancers who are well-known worldwide.
AURA is constantly working on various international projects, cooperates with foreign and Lithuanian choreographers and artists of various fields. AURA represents Lithuanian contemporary dance in many foreign countries and constantly shares innovative ideas with the dance world. International dance festival “Aura”, which is being organised in Kaunas for 26 years, has eventually become an integral part of Kaunas city culture.