Agnietė Lisičkinaitė and AIROS Dance Theatre (Lithuania)
Recommended for: 12-17 year old viewers
Idea and choreography by: Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Performers: Sigita Juraškaitė, Airida Gudaitė, Greta Grinevičiūtė
Music composer and performer: GON (Žygimantas Gudelis)
Light designer: Julius Kuršis
Scenographer: Guoda Jarusevičiūtė
Costume designer: Rūta Kyguolytė
Producer: AIROS Dance Theatre
The project is financed by the Lithuanian Culture Council and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Reality of the third millennium + variety of communication opportunities online + active information flow >> resulting in a unique generation Z.
– Doesn’t like strict rules and restrictions
– Can’t imagine their life without smart technologies
– Interested in innovations
+ Parents and Teachers
– Can see the good side of virtual reality
– Sense that reality is much more interesting and lively
>> grow up Z generation
– Educated innovative thinkers
– Ready to make this world better
For that to happen, we need to accept each other + create a dialogue + form strong relationships. Where are we now? Dancing.
Agnietė Lisičkinaitė is a Lithuanian contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer and teacher, who graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She’s a member of the Lithuanian contemporary dance association since 2016, and is well-known as a performer of AIROS dance theatre and Low Air urban dance company, also she had performed in Tony Vezich’s performance Inspite Everything/All (2014). A. Lisičkinaitė made her debut as a choreographer in 2014 with the piece Popular Problems (Art Printing House, Vilnius). After that, she made several contemporary dance miniatures like Honour for grandmothers (Kaunas artist house), City Map (Art printing house). In 2017, A. Lisickinaite was invited to create a dance piece for teenagers in one of the famous Lithuanian dance theatre AIROS.
One of Lisičkinaitė’s performanes – NAU – was represented in the Bee Gathering festival, Vilnius, in 2016. Now this young Lithuanian choreographer is mostly working with a project titled B&B, which was born in a residency program in Ireland, 2015. Two years later, B&B creator A. Lisičkinaitė, along with her colleague G. Grinevičiūtė, represented the duo in Berlin’s Litauen tanz festival and the Vides deja festival in Latvia. These young creators also had a two-week residency at the Vermont Performance Lab, USA. A stage performance B&B Dialogue was nominated for the main Lithuanian theatre award, the Golden Stage Cross, for the best 2016 dance performance of the year. Agnietė Lisičkinaitė is mostly interested in communication between different art fields: “I think that dance is everything and everywhere, we just need to find an angle to see it!”.
The AIROS Dance Theatre was established in 2013 by the Lithuanian choreographer and director Aira Naginevičiūtė after more than 25 years of her experience on the professional stage. Within a very short time of the company’s existence, choreographer Aira Naginevičiūtė staged three complex, large-scale philosophical dance theatre productions Chimera’s Beads (2013), Glass Gardens (2015) and Towers of Melancholy which premiered on April 15-16, 2016, in Vilnius. The site-specific project Hour of the Wolf was created in 2013.
The AIROS Dance Theatre has already been honoured by three nominations of the highest theatre award in Lithuania – the Golden Stage Cross: in 2013 for Chimera’s Beads in the category Choreography (2013) and in 2015 for Glass Gardens, the categories for Choreography and Dance, for the best dancer Goda Laurinavičiūtė. In 2016, the AIROS Dance Theatre started its international career. On the 18th of March, 2016, Chimera’s Beads opened the Experimental Theatre Biennale in Shenzhen, China. Two shows (March 18-19) were performed on the Shi Xia theatre stage of the Futian Culture Hall in Shenzhen.