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Lukas Karvelis (Lithuania) – SHE DREAMT OF BEING WASHED AWAY TO THE COAST (PREMIERE)

The performance is free of charge and will take place at the Ukmerge Cultural Center (Ukmergės kultūros centras).

Duration: 40 min.

“She Dreamt of Being Washed Away To The Coast” is a contemporary take on the Baltic mythology. The performance contextualises Lithuanian folklore against the backdrop of the universal human experience. It looks at the tension between two worlds: the material one, based on logic, and the one created by imagination and faith.

The starting point of the performance is the interpretation of Lithuanian legend about the impossibility of love between the sea goddess named Jūratė and a fisherman named Kąstytis. But instead of focusing on the tragic of love, the performance deals with the transformation of a single individual, inspired by the figure of Jūrate, who is experiencing loneliness and a conflict bodily limitations and the fluidity of imagination.

“She Dreamt of Being Washed Away To The Coast” is a transformative journey of movement from a single point to a broader space without a defined beginning or end. Throughout the duration of the work, the dance gradually becomes more complex while the dancer moves in circular motions experiencing the confrontation between her own body and the rules dictated by the space. Complex, meditative and fluid like water, the movements create an allusion a deity chained at the bottom of the sea, trying to find balance between her axis and liberation.

Concept and choreography: Lukas Karvelis

Dancer: Dominyka Markevičiūtė

Costume design: Morta Nakaitė

Lights design: Povilas Laurinaitis

Composer: Dominykas Digimas

Mentor: Bush Hartsorn

Communication: Agnė Vidugirytė

Produced by: Be_Kompanijos

Supported by: CDCN, Atelier de Paris, Lithuanian council for culture, Lithuanian Culture Institute

Thank you: New Baltic Dance Festival, LT Contemporary Dance Association

Photos: Elena Krukonytė

Date

May 11 2024

Time

18:00 - 18:40

Location

Ukmergė

Organizer

NEW BALTIC DANCE