ID:D&G. Contemporary dance performance

28th September 7PM, Kaunas chamber theatre, Lithuania.

Idea - Mantas Stabacinkas
Choreography and performance: Marius Pinigis, Mantas Stabacinskas
Stage directing - Vilma Pitrinaite
Dramaturgy - Monika Jasinskaite
Light designer – Povilas Laurinaitis
Music: David Kovacsovics, Tina Turner
Duration - 40 min.
Premiere – 11-05-2014, International Contemporary Dance Festival 'New Baltic Dance'
Support - the Culture Support Fund
Thank to – VSI “Artopia”
ID D&G trailer
The flight by two men from New York (USA) to Kaunas (Lithuania) and its unfortunate ending in 1933 became a legend for Lithuanians in the very same year. The pilots Simonas Darius and Stasys Girėnas died on the way home, in the forest of Soldin that belonged to Germany at that time. Over 50 000 people have taken part in their funeral in Kaunas. The story is often told using the big words as “national spirit”, “a hero”, “a heroic deed”, however, it's sometimes not enough.
The performance came out of the desire to find a contact between the national heroes of the beginning of the 20th century and the individual of the beginning of the 21st. The artists are interested in questioning the identity and rethinking Lithuanian historical events which have made a great impact on several Lithuanian generations. Who were Darius and Girėnas? Who could they be? The facts related to the flight over the Atlantic Ocean connects into a story told by contemporary man. The body of today becomes the most important tool on the stage, it's motion is driven by the marks of yesterday.
Marius Pinigis (b. 1986) and Mantas Stabačinskas (b. 1979) gained experience with Kaunas dance theatre “Aura”. At present they work as choreographers and performers in Lithuanian and international dance projects. In 2014 Mantas Stabačinskas was awarded the national Golden Cross of the stage in dancer’s category. Director and choreographer Vilma Pitrinaitė (b. 1985) had been dancing in Kaunas dance theatre “Aura” and since 2005 she lives and works in France and Belgium. Playwright Monika Jašinskaitė (b. 1982) is a theatre and dance critic.
More information about performance: ID:D&G