International residents to present work in progress sharing 'Shy palms'

almost a wall
pockets full of water
echoes, a vast shelter

We would like to invite you to share a glimpse of ‘Shy palms’ a work that is on warmth, the different layers of time and trees standing behind, ‘hi’.

We are only able to host 7 people at a time, so registration is required:
08.23 20.00 | registration:
08.23 20.40 | registration:
location: studio III | duration: 20-25 min.

The work is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kauno tvirtovės parkas, Arts Printing House, Vilnius. Premieres of the work will happen at Fort IV, Kaunas. 11, 12, 13 October, 2019. Showing at Arts Printing House, Vilnius is part of International residency program.

Grėtė Šmitaitė - choreographer, performer
Sunayana Shetty - choreographer, performer
Vicenz Kokot - musician, performer
Dovilė Gasiūnaitė - mentor

Grėtė Šmitaitė (LT/DE) - performer, choreographer, alumni of HZT Berlin ‘Dance. Context. Choreography’. Grėtė collaborates with choreographers Anna Aristarkhova, Lyllie Rouvière , Sunayana Shetty, Min Tanaka, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Doris Uhlich.

Sunayana Shetty (IND/DE) is a dancer/choreographer based in Berlin. She completed her Bachelor's in Dance and Choreography from the Hochsculübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. She has collaborated with choreographers Cécile Bally, Grėtė Šmitaitė, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Katherine Evans, Renen Itzhaki, Sandhya Daegman, Miriam Kongstad and Lyllie Rouvière.

Vincenz Kokot is a musician and author based in Berlin. He is interested in both songwriting and improvised music and has initiated several projects, such as free-folk band ‘my sister grenadine’ and soundscape collective ‘jandl’. In 2015 his first book of poetry was published. He holds an MA in Cultural Sciences and Anthropology and works at contemporary dance center Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Open call for 2020 residencies

International residency programme Print Art on Stage, initiated by performing arts venue Arts Printing House announces an open call to submit proposals for projects within the performing arts field (contemporary circus, physical theater, in situ, performance art, dance) to be developed in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2020.


New Circus Weekend'19 announces this year's program

14th international contemporary performing arts festival New Circus Weekend is coming back to Arts Printing House and other spaces of Vilnius on 10-15 September.


International resident Pietro Marullo to present HIVE

A huge colored cube appears on the stage. It’s an abstract object that suggest to the public several meanings. We could consider it as a totem, or as a house, or as the variety of possibilities, or as our habits, our laws, or our confused inner world.

International residency program „Print Art On Stage″ presents Pietro Marullo and his interdisciplinary performance „HIVE - our hydrological need of cosmic lines″.


SPOT'19 is returning to the streets of Vilnius!

Arts Printing House invites you to experience theater outside the stage! On 11th-14th of July, the second international street theater festival SPOT 2019 will be located in different streets, parks and squares of Vilnius, where city residents and guests will be invited to get a new perspective on the well-known urban spaces. The interactive, lively and unexpected world of contemporary street theater is open to everybody - SPOT festival has no age restrictions and the performances are completely FREE!


>> 11 (Thursday) and 12 (Friday) 17:00
13 (Saturday) 14:00
14 (Sunday) 12:00

GARGOT OF BICYCLE | Guixot de 8 (Spain)
interactive installation | duration: 4 hours
Bernardinai park

Guixot de 8 is the first Catalan company to turn the game into a street show. It does so with games invented by the company, built with materials recycled from the clean points. This interactive installation is dedicated to the bicycle, a wonderful invention that has so many roles in our society. An old bicycle is turned into a unique bird, whose egg we must catch with a pair of pliers before it hits the floor. From a few old wheels, a labyrinth is made, and with a few more we have a merry-go-round. All the parts of the bicycle suggest a game that has a challenge to achieve – not an easy one but certainly not impossible!

>> 11 (Thursday) 19:00
12 (Friday) 18:00 and 20:00

CONSEQÜÈNCIES | Cia Moveo (Spain)
dance performance | duration: 25’
Vincas Kudirka square

performers: Marta Hervás/Angès Jabbour, Xavi Palomino/Neilor Moreno, Núria Planes, Pino Steiner, Adrià Viñas
director: Stéphane Lévy 
executive production: Sophie Kasser & Estella Muñiz
distribution: Fani Benages 
co-production: Festival Fira Tàrrega (Spain) –  Festival Internacional do Teatro de Rua Imaginarius (Portugal)
suported by: CC Barceloneta

Cia Moveo continues to blur the line between the performer and the spectator and to explore the boundaries between reality and fiction. CONSEQÜÈNCIES is a show for all audiences that explores through movement the relations between these two notions in our everyday life and the accelerated time in which we live. CONSEQÜÈNCIES is an ironic and joyful work on the possibility of being out of step, being late, being wide off the mark, and on the resulting consequences.

>> 12 (Friday) 12:30, 19:00 and 20:00
13 (Saturday) 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

BOUCHERIE BACUL | Pikz Palace (Belgium)
street theatre performance | duration: 30’
Tymas market

Boucherie Bacul is an old-fashioned butchery market booth within and around which nothing is what it seems. The rude Bacul family sell their morbid but above all insane merchandise to the passers-by, but to do so they use very strange techniques. It is a deliciously dark sideshow comedy, not for the faint-hearted. Boucherie Bacul is a playful provocation questioning the boundaries of normality.

>> 13 (Saturday) 18:00
14 (Sunday) 13:00

GREGARIOUS | Soon Company (Sweden, Spain)
contemporary circus performance | duration: 45’
Vilnius Academy of Art courtyard (Maironio st. 3)

artistic team: Manel Rosés, Nilas Kronlid
outside eye: Joan Català & Angela Wand
music: Albert Oliveres
props and construction: Ullrich Weisel & Soon Company

GREGARIOUS is not epic, it is not heroic. GREGARIOUS is an honest, sweaty and playful show about the human side of sports. Through acrobatics and comedy, the two artists focus on their relationship and on its constant shifts between collaboration and conflict. They mix a subtle playful style of acting with a high technical level in their circus disciplines: teeterboard, Chinese pole and partner acrobatics.

>> 13 (Saturday) 21:00

EXIT | Cirque Inextremiste (France)
street theatre performance | duration: 45’
Vingis park stadium

director: Yann Ecauvre
performers: Yann Ecauvre, Julien Favreuille, Laurent Mollon, Étienne Cordeau, Anicet Leone, Serge Lazar
costumes: Solenne Capmas
production: Jérôme Souchet, Géraldine Galloi

EXIT plunges us into a cinematic universe of anticipation. A group of ‘crazy nuts’ find themselves trapped in the heart of a life-size escape game. Their mission is to escape at any price and as quickly as possible from this world governed by strict and relentless rules. Visually stunning and adrenaline-fuelled performance involves a hot air balloon and elements of air acrobatics.

the festival is financed by Lithuanian Culture Council
supported by Vilnius City Municipality, Caffeine LT, Hotel Vilnia, Open Kitchen, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Institut Ramon Llull, Nordic Culture Point, 15min, Vilniaus diena, 370, Prie kavos

International resident Vera Tussing presents Tactile Quartet(s) workshop sharing

Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage presents Vera Tussing (Germany). During her residency, Vera will do a research for her dance project Tactile Quartet(s).


International residents Emile Pineault and Simon Wiborn exploring the Anatomy of Power

Anatomy of power is a collaborative project bringing together two young choreographers, dancers and acrobats, one from Canada, the other from Sweden. Emile Pineault and John Simon Wiborn have very similar backgrounds, both having high-level circus training (National Circus School of Montreal and University of Dance and Circus, in Stockholm). First trained as a flyer and acrobat, their respective practices now shifted towards dance and choreography. As soon as they met, they saw their common desire to break the boundaries between dance and acrobatics. Their artistic approaches put into movement their acrobatic body, starting from the impulses and sensations produced by their acrobatic practice. They want to put into dialogue different artistic genres, always testing their codes and their limits.

Anatomy of Power is a visual poem about the relation between the body, the power and the intimate. Emile and Simon metamorphose themselves, images into images, questioning notions such as intimacy, transformation, animality, consent, manipulation ... The two performers explore the concept of otherness, crossing a series of relationships which will immerse the public in the heart of soft, strange, funny, sensual and violent intimacy. They constantly seek to de-formalize the norms of their bodies thus allowing a greater individual and mutual fluidity.

By a demanding and exacerbated physicality, Emile and Simon contortion themselves, carry each other, throw and crush themselves, connect, disconnect. Here, they put in tension the human and the animal, the passive and the active, the feminine and the masculine, the vertical and the horizontal, the primal and the social. Their bodies interlock, tangle, dislocate, unite, sometimes erasing the boundaries between the two individuals.

Emile Pineault is performing at New Baltic Dance'19.

April 30th 5:30 PM | studio II | duration: 60' | free admission

International residents Mardulier en Deprez to present their open atelier

Participants of International residency program Print Art On Stage open up their atelier to share the results of a two-week long creative process.

Mardulier and Deprez practice anecdotic circus and installations and post-internet art and cooking and maybe also poetry. For two weeks they moved their atelier to the Arts Printing House to open up for all kinds of inspirations. The result of this artistic process is what they want to share with you. They open their doors on the 25th of april at 18:00. The final result is still unknown, but snack-art will be provided.

creative team: Ruben Mardulier and Michiel Deprez (Belgium/The Netherlands)
date and time: 25th April, 17:30
duration: 30'
photo by Nikki Nordmann

arts printing house | studio III
free admission

Residents from Israel to Present an Open Rehearsal

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Participants of International residency program Print Art On Stage invite you to an open rehearsal of their newest dance piece "School for the Blind"