by Rūta Butkus
Concept, choreography, performance: Rūta Butkus
Music: Miša Skalskis
Construction: Sigita Šimkūnaitė Costume: Lina Elmentaitė
Production: Rūta Bučiūnaitė
Curators: Monika Lipšic, Adomas Narkevičius
Video: Gerda Krutaja
& Jude Crilly
Plays for the Strange Stranger
With: Rūta Butkus,
Pilypas Misiukevičius, Andrius Mulokas
Movement development: Rūta Junevičiūtė
Curated by Monika Lipšic, Imgs: Andrej Vasilenko
Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Plays for the Strange Stranger is a performance in four parts. The performance is directed towards a character named the Strange Stranger. Using sound, dance and objects we attempt to open a channel of communication to this mysterious entity.
In order to open this channel, the performance challenges our cer- tainty about what is familiar (and human) and what is strange (and non-human). Using Timothy Morton’s theory of ecological thought as a loose starting point, the performance creates a temporary space in which we are confronted with the strangeness of the world around us. Through a disorienting barrage of music, voiceover, shapeshifting objects and transcendental dance, the performance leads us towards the promise of a luminescent super-communion with everything non-human.
Night of Performances and Other Incidencies
@ CAC Vilnius, 2016
Jurgis Paškevičius and Alissa Šnaider
Krõõt Juurak 'The Place of the Grave'
Alex Bailey 'There's Only Two Alex Bailey's'
Andrius Mulokas 'Matter of Matters'
Josefin Arnell & Aapo Nikkanen 'Pacemaker'
Jurgis Paškevičius, Egla Masterzuki and Simas Šakenis 'You Just Don‘T Remember The One Which Is Stuck In Your Mind All The Time'
The vestibular system, in most mammals, is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance.
Vestibular Performance Night presented performances that deal with spatial orientation through dance, theatre, lecture and stand-up comedy genres. An inner ear formed in CAC, Vilnius for one night and for many promises.
The Death Show
by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
After living in a faulty kitchen commodity with a leaking gas boiler, Styrmir is confronted with a hazardous household situation in his Amsterdam apartment. He orders a plumber to install a new boiler, only to learn that the water he has been drinking is highly poisonous due to old pipes made of lead. Motivated by his explosive boiler, and the plumber’s confirmation of the slow death threat, he writes a book which journeys through several reflections on death, called THE END IS NEAR.
THE DEATH SHOW is an adaptation of this book. It is a performance in which Styrmir plays with real objects, made-up stories and vivid memories. Variations of the performance have been realized in Vilnius, Amsterdam, Kraków, Mexico City and Reykjavik, with fashion designer Agata Mickiewitz making a special guest appearance in THE DEATH SHOW at Hótel Holt in Reykjavik.
Curator Monika Lipšic
by Ieva Misevičiūtė
Tongue PhD by Ieva Misevičiūtė. STUK, Leuven, 2015. Photo by Joery Thiry.
Tongue PhD is a new eclectic solo performance by artist Ieva Misevičiūtė. This ambitious piece consists of ten chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. Tongue PhD fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance and Butoh, structured in the format of a PhD dissertation.
CREDITS concept, text, choreography and scenography Ieva Miseviciutè | Artistic advice, Butoh training and movement development Vangeline | Light design Eugenijus Sabaliauskas, Andrius Stasiulis | Sound Gediminas Žygus, Sebastian Butt, Charlie Murray | Costume threeASFOUR | Script co-writing Michael Portnoy| | inner world integrity preservation Jessica Mitrani | Scenography development Bram Coeman and BUDA, Kortijk | Production and curating Monika Lipšic and Maaike Gouwenberg.
Tongue PhD is commissioned and produced by CAC Vilnius and Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b, CAC Vilnius, KW, If I Can’t Dance, Playground (STUK & M), and Tate Modern: