In march 2019 Dancetheatre AURA won the Fortune award 2018 for the performance Sprendimas (Game-changer).
“Fortune” is the highest award of professional theatre creators of Kaunas granted annually while commemorating the International Theatre Day. The initiative to grant “Fortune” prizes for the best works of a theatre season and to organise a festival of the city theatre people was encouraged by the Lithuanian Theatre Union, Kaunas Branch, and the daily Kauno Diena in 1996.
A Given Space (Gegeven Ruimte) is a special project initiated by photographer Jan Theun van Rees. He has been photographing empty spaces and dismantled buildings for many years. In this project he gave every participating artist (14) a large photograph of an empty space to work with. The results are varied and surprising, adding definitely exciting new stories to those spaces.
He gave me a large photo 3,50 by 2,75 m of a dismantled space in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.This is my contribution to the project.
The project can be viewed from 21 March to 31 March
Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Loods 6, KNSMlaan 289, Amsterdam
My work is on the cover of the new magazine Glamouraffair VISION issue 1, january/february 2019. Inside is an article about my work.
Take a look online: https://www.glamouraffair.vision/glamouraffair-vision-2019-01-02/
In december I created a new installation in an empty shopwindow in Den Helder.
It’s playtime.. untill february 17, Spoorstraat 60, Den Helder
WerkAanDewinkel is an initiative of Kunsthal 45
German premiere (november 3th, 2018) of the danceperformance GAME CHANGER during Unidram, an international theatre festival in Postdam.
Almost disembodied as if on Valium and subjected to rigid rules of motion, a procession of dreamlike figures passes by. Shrouded in huge costumes covered in opulent, geometric designs, they appear to float, but violent rumblings emanate from beneath the garments. Forgetting all you have learnt, liberating yourself, letting go – where there are revolts, movement begins. Game changer is about this spirit of freedom and fearlessness, about the urgent energy and dynamism of change and transformation.
Director: Birutė Letukaitė · Cast: Blake Seidel, Chiara Corbetta, Clara Giambino, Erik Zarcone, Evgenii Kalachev, Jasper Narvaez, Julija Mintautė, Matthew Livingston, Marine Fernandez, Mei Chen · Live music: Antanas Jasenka · Vocals: Ilja Gun · Costumes and concept: Guda Koster · Lighting: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas ·
One of my little sculptures is part of this project.