Author of idea: Goda Giedraitytė
Choreographer: Agnija Šeiko and dancers
Dramaturg: Goda Dapšytė
Composer: Donatas Bielkauskas
Set designer: Sigita Šimkūnaitė
Costume designer: Sandra Straukaitė
Light designer: Andrius Stasiulis
Assistant choreographer: Inga Kuznecova
Dancers: Dovilė Binkauskaitė, Niels Claes, Oksana Griaznova, Inga Kuznecova, Artūrs Nīgalis, Mantas Ūsas, Petras Lisauskas, Viktorija Zobielaitė
Producer: Goda Giedraitytė
Production team: Darius Berulis, Edita Grigaitienė, Greta Seiliūtė, Austėja Montvydė, Marius Lukošius
Consultants: Vasilijus Safronovas, Denisas Nikitenka
Voices: Alvyda Stepavičiūtė, Mikas Urbonas, Donatas Bielkauskas, Oksana Griaznova, Petras Lisauskas, Viktorija Zobielaitė, Niels Claes
Duration: 60 min. | N-7
In 2022 creators of this performance were awarded three Golden Stage Crosses – the most prestigious national theatre awards in Lithuania. Awardees: Agnija Šeiko for the choreography, Sandra Straukaitė and Sigita Šimkūnaitė for the costume and set design and Andrius Stasiulis for light design.
"Indigo. Das Schliemann Projekt" is about an (un)achievable dream, the passionate and fierce pursuit of a goal, truth and lies, simulation and reality and an endless search for the true self, a kind of archaeology of self.
The performance is inspired by the colourful and contrasting biography, personality and story of a 19th-century businessman, polyglot, discoverer of historic Troy, Heinrich Schliemann.
A 19th-century businessman who spoke eighteen languages and recited the Iliad by heart visited most of the world's continents, but finding personal happiness and achieving scientific recognition was far more difficult for him than commerce or archaeological excavations. H. Schliemann brought Troy back to the world, but historians, archaeologists and even biographers have mixed opinions about him.
The creators of the dance performance "Indigo. Das Schliemann Projekt" were inspired not only by H. Schliemann's historic discoveries but also by his dynamic life story filled with personal losses, disappointments, stubbornness and will, incredible coincidences, lies and self-deception, love and longing for it. The performance creates a subjective narrative based on impressions, which not only interprets a historical figure but also presents the creators’ self-reflections.