dance performance "CC_SPIRIT"
Concept, choreography, dance- Austėja Vilkaitytė
Set design- Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė
Costume: Sandra Bučiūtė, Marija Puipaitė
3 D texts: Gregoire Blunt, Egle Kulbokaitė
Video- Monika Jenulevičiūtė
Music artists in collaboraiton: Ieva Sriebaliūtė, Dovilė Stalioraitytė
Project curator- Silvija Čižaitė-Rudokienė
Austėja Vilkaitytė, Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė and Monika Janulevičiūtė meets in pocket hall for presentation of CC_BLACK, latest version of performance CC_SPIRIT
CC_SPIRIT, where CC stands for complex chameleonism, is a ritualistic dance performance, a morphing choreographic narrative consisting of 5 parts: (opening), charming, hypnotizing, cursing and healing. 5 stages are morphing from one to another, from movement to movement with inherent logic, leading the viewer to total fulness and celebration. The performance’s movements present a fusion of historical choreography, Youtube tutorials, dance-school rituals, film, animation and improvisation.
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Imagine you’re being seduced by a South African lap dance.. hovering gently, so close to you.. pleasurable and stimulating..
..imagine sensing (my) skin and the touch of (my) hair. (my) walk...
Imagine (you) all are snakes and serpents tonight.. being cursed by Mandragora’s flesh and hypnotized by Seetha’s blue eyes – (so I can finally kiss you).
Imagine you’re being healed by the softest touch of dance in the form of Béjart’s modern gaze, Tatjana’s warm caress – morphing milky moves.. wrapping around you.. your heart beat slowing down..
Imagine those tingling sensations.. the smell of Lancôme’s liquid treat, a gentle chameleon’s whisper.. embracing this night of dance.
And then we celebrate: with a magic fountain of liqueur, role-playing, listening to The Field, laughing..
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CC_SPIRIT was first created as a collaboration between Grégoire Blunt, Eglė Kulbokaitė and Austėja Vilkaitytė. The event was held at Altes Finanzamt in Berlin, hosted by Viktorija Šiaulytė, and SAMOLN contributing a sound scape. Later CC_SPIRIT continued to be developed as separate dance performance with new artist contributing ahead: _CC_ carbon copies_ were joined by Vladas Suncovas, Marija Puipaitė, Sandra Bučiūtė, Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė. Besides CC_ DIAMOND CAMP in STRCAMP music festival, Trakai, CC_ PIN
MARATHON in KABLYS center, Vilnius and CC_YIN YANG Wedding at AURA+ theatre, Kaunas, CC_SPIRIT was as well presented while ASMR Choreographic Presentation at art space SING 6, Brussels.
Austėja Vilkaitytė’s creative work belongs to the experimental contemporary dance and performance fields. She has acquired her degree in contemporary dance in Iceland, Finland, Austria. She participates in residencies, training courses in Lithuania and abroad. She is a member of Lithuanian Contemporary Dance Association and Dansehus Dance Platform. In Lithuania A. Vilkaitytė is known for her creative works “Violeta Salonen. External Sensations”, “Kriste Blet. Internal Sensations”, “CC_AUDI”, “CC_SPIRIT”, “Dear Lithuania” that has been presented in Lithuania, Germany, Belgium. She works in a vast geographical area, collaborates with other artists. In 2012 she started an international dance collective “Foreign Mountain”. For discussion about common problems A. Vilkaitytė uses autobiographical moments and through the experimental expression conducts a research of social, cultural, historical, political surroundings. In her creative work one can recognize details of post-soviet city residential micro-districts, capitalism, advertising, pop-culture, contemporary culture tendencies, elements of Internet culture, also female identity, independence, problems of stereotypes in the society.
Admission free | registration to the event: silvijacizaite@gmail.com