Director and Choreographer: Aira Naginevičiūtė
Composers: Vladas Dieninis, Gediminas Jakubka
Scenography: Arūnas Adomaitis
Costumes: Laura Darbutaitė
Lights: Andrius Matusevičius
Dancers: Erika Vizbaraitė, Goda Laurinavičiūtė, Greta Grinevičiūtė, Agnietė Lisičkinaitė, Ieva Navickaitė
Duration: 50 min.
Aira Naginevičiūtė’s contemporary dance performance “Chimera’s Beads” features five women dancers of different ages and experiences on stage. In the performance each woman is undergoing the cycle of transformations while maintaining her own rhythm and movement flow. They thread their desires, illusions, and experiences as beads on a string, shedding their skins and leaving them behind in order to go on with the eternal cycle of life. Dancers do not abide by the standards of beauty: the costumes change and transform women’s bodies to emphasize unusual forms and proportions, that signify their strengths and feminine vitality. Choreographer Aira Naginevičiūtė and composer Vladas Dieninis use various constructions, objects, environment and bodies of dancers to create sound sculptures here and now. Dancers aim to transform acoustic environmental signals into optical structures, to turn invisible music into a visible movement. “Chimera’s Beads” opened The Experimental Theatre Biennale in Shenzhen, China, International Dance Festival HORIZONT in Hungary, etc.
AIROS DANCE THEATRE
Aira Naginevičiūtė is one of the pioneers of contemporary dance in independent Lithuania. Having danced on various stages for many years, she continued her creative path by creating dance performances, interdisciplinary projects, and choreography for operas. Her biography includes more than 40 works, many of which have been shown on prestigious Lithuanian and foreign stages and international festivals.
“AIROS” theatre was founded in 2013. Since then, the choreographer has staged five performances, has been awarded and nominated for the Award of the Golden Cross of the Stage and has participated at multiple prestigious international festivals in Asia, Europe and Africa. In 2020 Aira Naginevičiūtė received Lithuanian Government’s Award for Culture and Arts.