Artistic director & choreographer: Sakurako
Music: Amine Boucekkine
Regard extérieur: Phil Von
Okarukas team: Tadas Almantas, Thibaut Cora, Miglė Čeplinskytė, Valerija Gneuševa, Eglė Grigaliūnaitė, Kenj’y Keass, Aina Norgilaitė, Eglė Nešukaitytė, Greta Petrovskytė, Ieva Tarejeva, Jordan Oliveira, Živilė Virkutytė
Lights: Cloé Chope / Karolis Juknys
Costumes: Sakurako & Thibaut Cora
Duration: 60 min.
How do you know what you know and how do you distinguish between reality and dream?
“Senseless” is a Lithuanian premiere of the sci-fi dance spectacle which combines butō, contemporary, ballet & hip-hop dance. The piece is based on the phenomenology of perception by philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the Buddhist discourse about the realm of senses (Āyatana). Human condition is under investigation while telling a story of a group of individuals awoken in the here & now without a trace of memory and unable to rely on their senses. “Senseless” creates a vision of the future, where scientific experiments are carried out in order to create a “superhuman”, while androids are keeping the public order in the society ruled by the rich and human clones are created for most of the common tasks.
Okarukas is the only butō dance theatre in the Baltics founded by Sakurako (LT/FR) & Phil Von (FR) uniting a team of young talented Lithuanian artists, actors and dancers. Sakurako is artistic director and choreographer of Re-United Now-Here in Paris and Okarukas in Vilnius.
Sakurako is a Lithuanian origin Paris based conceptual/visual artist & performer, creating works balancing at the edge of performance art, theatre and dance. After graduating from Fine Arts at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Sakurako intensively studied martial & Japanese traditional arts and well as contemporary dance butoh (jap. 舞踏) with various masters in Japan.
Today Sakurako is working worldwide and performing at major venues: Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Le 104, Auditorium Saint-Germain, Le Cube, Théâtre du Temps, (Paris), OT301, Paradiso, Oostblook Theatre, Oude Kerk, (Amsterdam), Mažasis teatras, Menų Spaustuvė (Vilnius), SCCA Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana), UrBANGUILD (Kyoto), etc. as well as festivals: La Nuit Blanche (Paris), Kultūros Naktis (Vilnius) Juli Dans (Amsterdam), Rappongi Art Night (Tokyo) ,City of Women (Slovenia), Modern Panic (London), Gogol Fest (Ukraine) and Venice Art Biennale’11 (Italy).