Silke Z., Laurynas Žakevičius, Airida Gudaitė | Silke Z. X LOWAIR
LUSTOPIA is an intergenerational and inclusive stage piece on the themes of desire and utopia, co-produced by choreographers Laurynas Žakevičius and Airida Gudaitė, the urban dance company LOW AIR from Vilnius, Lithuania, and contemporary choreographer Silke Z. from Cologne.
The project brings together six dancers from Lithuania and Germany who differ greatly in age, generation, ability and dance biography.
Individually and as a collective, they follow the lure of Pleasure moments and develop a utopian blueprint of their unique and shared pleasure.
Is LUST bound to certain characteristics such as age, gender, body or disability?
Do shame and insecurities caused by gender ascription, age or disability get in the way of UTOPIA?
The project moves playfully between pleasure, obscenity, bodyshaming and bodypositivity and consciously rubs up against social norms and existing taboos. In the search for a lustful freedom, the joint dance exploration of boundaries and in contact with each other, LUSTOPIA follows the utopia of a moving fusion of bodies.
LUSTOPIA invites the audience to a dance performance experience that explores the differences of each individual and the utopia of a shared identity.
CREDITS / CAST / FUNDING
Artistic direction: Silke Z.
Choreography: Silke Z., Laurynas Žakevičius, Airida Gudaitė.
Dance: Caroline Simon, Hanna Held, David Winking, Grėtė Vosyliūtė, Dmitrijus Andrušanecas, Darius Strankevičius
Lighting + Stage design: Garlef Kesler
Music + Sound design: Liam Giles
Costume: Melina Jusczyk
Management: Hanna Held
Organisation: Rica Hellige
Assistance: Franzika Nagel
The performance is part of the 700th anniversary of Vilnius program