Idea by Modris Tenisonas, Simona Orinska
Director of photography, video production: Dzintars Krūmiņš, Jānis Rēdlihs, Maija Smildziņa
Sound art: Puse H Puse W, Artis Gulbis, Ilga Reizniece, Jānis Pauls, Mārtiņš Tauriņš, Skaidra Jančaitė, Antanas Dombrovskis, Giedrius Puskunigis (Lithuania), Dživan Gasparian (Armenia)
Videoart: Gita Straustiņa, Pēteris Tenisons, Zane Šmite, Raitis Vulfs, Indulis Grosvalds, Anna Ceipe, Līga Stibe (Irbe), Helmuts Apsis, Doje Lhamo (Russia), Flint (Thailand), Vahram Akimjan (Armenia), Artjoms Rižikovs (Ukraine)
Photography: Jānis Deinats
Excerpts from performances:
King Mindaugas. The Birth Of The State (2013)
Zime. Purification (2012)
Z.I.M.E. Zen Of Interconnected Me (2011)
Sacred Dances Of Night (2010)
Eyes Fluttering In My Knees (2008)
Videoart by Līga Stibe (Irbe) “MUD” (2007)
Videoart by Helmuts Apsis “ECCE HOMO” from the project “INSIDE” (2006)
Film created in 2014
Duration: 24 min.
Thanks to Anda Spriņge, Daiga Līcīte, Inese Bikše, Liene Kaļva, Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department
BUTŌ X (or ten years with Butoh) – video dance about an artistic way of pain, love and pleasure what is deeply bodily experienced and existential state of mind.
Emotional and sensational framework of this movie is the archetype of the spectrum of gender relationship. It is shaped by creative attunement and contradistinction of different images and atmospheres coming from performances. The Universal archetype as the sign of spiral movement means metamorphosis of human developmental cycle: birth, life and death.
The structure of the film is based neither on irrational or rational logic since, in butoh aesthetics, there is no need to expect a story, which will shape and explain the plot. Only immersing ourselves in the river, we can sense the warmth or coolness of the water, sensations of seaweed touching our body, experience emotions like surprise, pleasure, frustration or anxiety. The message of this movie will lead you if you allow yourself to experience feelings and sensations beyond the boundaries of words.