Does love exist only as we have already experienced it? The performance “I SLAVE: a contemporary love story” is based on a love theme that most people smile at and call cliché. The creative team is highlighting situations that are relevant to our generation, which we often keep silent or are not used to discussing out loud.
Single women and women in the midst of relationships, or rather reflections of the same woman in different times and situations, create and comment on each other in space. By strategizing the presentation of themselves to the environment, they construct the other’s gaze on themselves. Searching for the best angle for such a presentation, choreographers and founders of “BE COMPANY” – Agnietė Lisičkinaitė and Greta Grinevičiūtė – create an intimate but open space of encounter with the viewer. One of them is in thrall to the pursuit of a relationship and the abstract feeling of love, while the other is in thrall to the image of a perfect relationship shaped by the environment. And both of them ask: how to go from “I slave” to “I slay” today? How to reach the ideal shaped by the media? Can it be realistic at all?
Creative team – Greta Grinevičiūtė, Agnietė Lisičkinaitė, Sigita Ivaškaitė, Dominykas Digimas, Morta Nakaitė, Povilas Laurinaitis.
Production Company – BE KOMPANIJOS/BE COMPANY
Executive Producer – Domantė Tirylytė
Artist / Company biography
BE COMPANY is an independent organisation of contemporary dance art. Two socially active and determined choreographers, Agniete and Greta, are willing to defend their beliefs, freedoms and the rights of social minorities. The artists seek to create a cohesive dialogue between the performing arts and social activities as well as to expand the boundaries of diversity and self-expression in Lithuania. For these reasons, they regularly collaborate in different artistic and socio-cultural projects with the LGBT+ community, national minorities, different age groups, and more. Frequently the reality of their work approaches phantasmagoria which uses the synergy of various media.
Website – www.bekompanijos.lt
Funded and supported by Kirtimai Culture Centre, Lithuanian Council for Culture and Raseiniai Culture Centre.