New Circus Weekend'18 program and tickets are here!

New Circus Weekend'18 program and tickets are here!

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International contemporary circus festival NEW CIRCUS WEEKEND’18 | 4-9 September, 2018

 

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4 (Tuesday) and 5 (Wednesday) 19.00

Black Hall

SANTA MADERA | Compagnie Mpta (France)

duration 60’ | recommended 8+ 

by and with Juan Ignacio Tula & Stefan Kinsman | artistic collaboration Mathurin Bolze, Séverine Chavrier | lighting design Jérémie Cusenier | sound design Gildas Céleste | costume design Fabrice Ilia Leroy

Juan Ignacio Tula and Stefan Kinsman explore the singular trio they form with a Cyr wheel, performed in a space and time frame marked by circularity.

Santa Madera (in Spanish – sacred wood) is rooted in the traditions of the indigenous peoples of South America who, during popular festivals, rituals and spiritual ceremonies, use a sacred wood – the Palo Santo – to chase away evil spirits and celebrate the fraternal bonds that unite their community.

Playing on both their similarities and differences, Juan Ignacio Tula and Stefan Kinsman share their questions regarding religion, paganism, multiculturalism, identity and the double. With Santa Madera, they explore a relationship formed of violence, forgiveness, fraternity and tolerance, reflecting these ancient rituals that summon up the invisible.

 

“Just when I think the show has reached maximum beauty, it pulls out one final stop and we are awed all over again.”- Katharine Kavanag, The Circus Diaries

“In its study of vulnerability and masculinity, Santa Madera pushes at the boundaries of what the Cyr wheel can say.” Anna Winter, The Stage

warning: This performance contains flashing lights


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6 (Thursday) 18.00

Pocket Hall

THE SOFA PROJECT | Marija Baranauskaitė (Lithuania/France) - premiere!

duration 60‘

creator and performer Marija Baranauskaitė

It is a contemporary circus project that is being developed by mixing contemporary dance, clownery, bufoon, performance art, music and video disciplines for human and non human audiences.

Through movement and dry humour the project deals with the issues of the relationships between the humans and sofas. How are we as human beings related to sofas? What can we discover about our selves and others (humans and non humans) in these relationships? Can sofas perform with or instead human performers and can humans perform for sofas? How much consiousness is needed to be an audience member? And the performer? The project offers another approach to the performing arts, develops new ways to experience circus.

Marija Baranauskaite has graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and has been teaching and performing professionally since 2013. She is a member of RED NOSES Clowndoctors organisation. Has trained her artistic skills with Master Teachers Philippe Gaulier, Eric Davis (RedBastard), Lassaad Saidi, Philip Burgers, Ami Hattab, Carlo Jacucci, Lorenz Wenda, Roberto Magro, Marten Spangberg, David Zambrano, Claudio Stellato and others.


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6 (Thursday) 19.00

Black Hall

COW LOVE | société protectrice de petites idées (France)

duration 50’

creators and performers Nanda Suc and Federico Robledo | light design Aleth Depeyre |outside eye Emilie Bonnafous, Denis Lecat

Cow love is an absurd corner, joining high fashion of sports, the sour taste of milk, songs that never will be a huge hit, plastic flowers and caprice of love. A children's game in a sickening schizophrenia, the burning side of our finest obsessions: «chronic stupidity, the pleasure of imperfection».

Nanda Suc began dancing at the age of 5. After obtaining BA in Theatre studies, she spent a year at the center James Carles in Toulouse. From 2007, she performed at Gregoire & Co (choreographer Sylvie Le Quéré). In 2011, she has co-created her first play with Coralie Neuville „One beautiful day“. In 2012, she created COW LOVE, with Federico Robledo. Since 2013, she is working with the association Cirque Galapiat.

Federico Robledo discovered the world of performing arts at 17 in Rio Cuarto (Argentina). After four years of stage experience with Circo en Accion and La Sordina, he joined the training school Arena in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and then Lido Municipal School of Circus Arts in Toulouse. Between 2007 and 2011 he joined and created several performances with the company Arena (Gerardo Hochman) in Buenos Aires and Bla Bla Bla (Street Arts). He also worked with ACLAP Social Circus Association in 2012. In 2012, he founded the association Société Protectrice de Petites Idées with Nanda Suc. Since 2013, he works mainly with the association Cirque Galapiat.


 

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7 (Friday) 19.00

Black hall

WOUNDED ANIMALS | Angela Wand (Sweden)

duration 60 | recommended 14+ (strong language)

written and wreated by Angela Wand | directed and co-created by Stephen Rappaport

 

In Wounded Animals, Angela Wand exposes her truth of being “bad” at being a human being. Casting aside what is morally correct to make way for the potency of the truth, Angela uses comedy, circus, storytelling, roller skating, fabulousness and personal confessions in this one-woman show to draw her audience in on a multifaceted rollercoaster hit-n-run that is not only entertaining but actually provokes the possiblity of being moved.

The content teeters recklessly between fun and light to brutal and honest. From institutionalised racism to Tinder addiction, Americana suburbia, guilt, sexism and veganism, Angela shares her relationship to these subjects leaving space for the complexity of the questions to resonate with her audience. The tempo, fast. The result, heart wrenching and warm.

Angela Wand is an American contemporary clown and physical performer.

Originally from California, Angela has worked in Sweden for 20 years as a frilance artist with companies such as Circus Cirkör, Burnt Out Punks, Ruby Rose Productions, Uppsala Stadsteater, Stockholms Stadsteater, Clowns Without Borders and on national Swedish TV. Wounded Animals is Angela's first solo and is directed and co-created with Stephen Rappaport.

The director, actor and artist Stephen Rappaport is known for his unique way of working with creator's creation. The cooperation with Angela Wand began when she attended Stephen Rappaports workshop "Intuition in Action". Stephen and Angela starred together in the immersive theatre experience 'Satans Demokrati' carrying the lead roles to sold out audiences in Stockholm. Various shows Stephen has directed are Glitch (Johan Wellton), Baby Drama (directed by Susan Osten), Autodidaket in enmansakt (Shima Niavarani), I Can Do This (Circus Performance / University Of Dance and Circus).

 

“..intensely honest” The Fest, Edinburgh Fringe

“a lot of sass and soul” The Skinny, UK

A show that quickly peels off its fancy package with help of both humor and sincerity and reveals Angela Wand’s shortcomings as a human being. This fast paced performance is a blast of energy and food for thought that leaves her audience both stunned and thrilled.” – Jenny Staaf, critic, Nordsverige


Only Bones credit Gemma Tweedie 

7 (Friday), 8 (Satuday) and 9 (Sunday) 17.30

Pocket Hall

ONLY BONES | Kallo Collective (Finland)

duration 45‘

performed by Thomas Monckton | light and sound by Gemma Tweedie | music by Tuomas Norvio

 

Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen. An hypnotic show about a lot, using very little.

Born in New Zealand, Thomas Monckton trained in circus arts in Christchurch, and then at the Lecoq school in Paris. His solo show for Circo Aereo, The Pianist, was a hit at LIMF 2015 and continues to tour worldwide. Now based in Finland where he is a member of the Kallo Collective, fellow Lecoq-graduates, he premiered Only Bones in New Zealand in 2015 before taking it to the Avignon and Edinburgh fringe festivals in 2016 where it played to sold-out houses.

Kallo Collective is a physical theatre and contemporary circus company, producing high quality non-text based and tour-friendly shows that appeal to a wide audience. The company performs internationally with bases in Finland, France and New Zealand.

The founding members all studied together at the physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris and all members have a background in circus training.

 

“...extraordinary inventiveness created by a limitless imagination…” – Theatreview

★★★★★ “Monckton’s ability to manipulate the smallest parts of the body, not just to do this expertly well but while establishing a playful relationship with the audience, is mind-blowing”(Across The Arts)

★★★★ “The creativity that has been poured into this piece is beyond measure, it is enchanting, engaging and enthralling” (Edinburgh Guide)

★★★★ “45 minutes of body-generated invention that will likely send you back out into the night with a spring in your step” (The List)

★★★★★ “a glorious salute to one man’s remarkable physicality” (The Herald Scotland)


Simple Space 3

8 (Saturday) and 9 (Sunday) 19.00

SIMPLE SPACE | Gravity & Other Myths (Australia)

duration 60‘ | recommended 7+

company members Triton Tunis-­‐Mitchell, Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Simon McClure, Martin Schreiber, Jacob Randell, Elliot Zoerner | music Elliot Zoerner

 

Simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate, seven skilled acrobats push their physical limits without reserve. Supported by driving percussion, immersed in every moment, A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, visceral rather than cerebral.

There’s no fine--‐tuning of performances with make--‐up, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay. Sitting close to a stripped back stage, the audience feels the heat, see the sweat and hear every breath.

Armed with nothing more than brute strength and cat--‐like agility these acrobats break down their usual guards, introducing the reality of possible failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind, personal narratives shine through. This honesty is the essence of A Simple Space.

Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a multi-­‐award winning and well respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre.

 

“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit” - Express UK

“Mind-­‐blowing physical theatre.” - Talk Fringe, Edinburgh FringeFestival

“Stripped back and raw…an awe inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.”Adelaide Advertiser “Inspirational and impressive... Be prepared to have your breath taken away.” - Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

“It’s the creativity behind it that really makes this show one of the highlights of this year’s Fringe.” - Heckler, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

“This is circus in the 21st Century” - Lip Mag

“A total triumph!” - The Guardian

"The gravity-­‐defying stunts performed are truly breathtaking and a joy to watch.”-The Stage

"This performance is literally breathtaking" -TV Bomb

 

2015 Winner Australian Dance Award for Best Physical Theatre

2015 Greenroom Award for Outstanding Contemporary Circus

2014 Winner Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Circus Award


 

find TICKETS in the box offices of TIKETA (buy online here)

project is financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality

HERRING GIRLS | Judita Vivas & Viccy Riley

HERRING GIRLS | Judita Vivas & Viccy Riley

Arts Printing House International residency program Print Art On Stage presents:

HERRING GIRLS | work in progress

components: movement | voice | objects | sound | projection

authors: Judita Vivas (actress, physical theatre artist and teacher) and Vicci Riley (improvisation performer, dance maker and somatic movement teacher)

duration 60'

The project is inspired by the herring girls from 19th - 20th century England and Scotland. These girls and women followed the fishing ships to gut and salt fish and did so on their own, without male companions. The long, hard and tiring work was rewarded by a certain freedom,uncommon to the women at the time: freedom to travel, live together with other women, earn money and independence.

The performance bridges herring girls’ stories and way of life and us as contemporary female artists. As a result, the performance combines sea, fish and fishing-net imagery with the relationship between two women at work. This relationship is multifaceted, marked by mutuality, playfulness, different status and nonconformity, all informing the landscapes being created.

“Herring Girls” is an improvisational performance project in development. And the authors would like to share the results of their artistic research with you.

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free admission

 

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Slowstepper - On The Edge Of Survival

Slowstepper - On The Edge Of Survival

International resident of Arts Printing House program Print Art On Stage – Hygin Delimat came to Vilnius with a piece in it‘s final form and invites audience to see an almost finished movemeint performance Slowstepper.

Open Call for International Residency!

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Send your CV and descrprion of a project you would be working on during the residency to gabriele@menuspaustuve.lt

 

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When contemporary circus finds VR

Arts Printing House residents Fheel Conceps invites you to become a part of a contemporary circus and VR (virtual reality) project!

Ordinary Circus Girl is a final result of the project, where through a VR headset, you as the viewer will become one of the circus performers in the short movie. For the team to fulfill their VR vision, they need some help form the audience - to watch areal acrobatics sketches from different points of view: from the usual seats, from the ground and anywhere else around the action

Fheel Concepts presents an open rehearsal where you will be watching short sketches performed by two rope acrobats in exchange for your honest and very important opinion about different points of viewing the performance and feeling the space. It will be a big input in the process of creating a VR circus experience.

During the presentation the team will tell you more about the project, ideas, this unique relationship between contemporary circus and virtual reality and also, answer your questions! The action will take place at our Black Hall and anyone is welcome to enter free of charge.

 

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*This residency is a part of Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage and CIRCollaborative Tools project, financed by Erasmus+, uniting 8 partner contemporary circus organizations, where circus creators and performers are introduced to digital tools that can help them manage their work, while organizations can share their experiences and strengthen European contemporary circus community.

 

 

 

Festival for children and youth KITOKS'18: jazz for kids, earth drawings and underwater dance

International festival for children and youth KITOKS‘18
January 10 – 17 , 2018

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10 (Wednesday) 12.00 
Z+ | AIROS dance theater (Lithuania) 
dance performance, recommended for 12-17 years old viewers, duration 40‘
Black Hall

idea and choreography Agnietė Lisičkinaitė | performers: Sigita Juraškaitė, Greta Grinevičiūtė, Airida Gudaitė | music composer and performer GON (Žygimantas Gudelis) | light designer Julius Kuršis | scenographer Guoda Jaruševičiūtė | costume designer Rūta Kyguolytė | producer Airos dance teater

Reality of the third millennium + variety of communication opportunities online + active information flow >> resulting in a unique Z generation

-doesn‘t like strict rules and restrictions
-can‘t imagine their life without smart technologies
-interested in innovations
+ parents and teachers
-can see good sides of virual reality
-allow to sense that reality is much more interesting and lively

>> grown up Z generation
-educated innovative thinkers
-ready to make the word better

For that to happen, we need to accept each other + create a dialogue + make strong relationships
Where are we now? -- Dancing

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New Circus Weekend’17: Worldwide Premiere, Exceeded Stage Boundaries and a Trip to the Woods

All fans of contemporary performing arts can mark 5th-10th of September on their calendars – Arts Printing House has prepared an exciting programme of New Circus Weekend’17 festival. Not only has it performances in various circus genres and venues, but a special celebration as well. Together with one of the strongest contemporary circus country – Finland – festival will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of Independence. Finnish Embassy in Vilnius is partnering up with Finnish Institute in Estonia and helping Arts Printing House to present one of the most interesting circus performers from Finland this year.

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