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.
Before the beginning of the performance, when the lights go out , lots of tiny screens light up in the dark. ‘I must switch my phone off’ we remember. Contemporary dance company from North Finland called TaikaBox suggests to discard this rule and use our mobile phones to create a special bond between the audience and the performers. Participants of the Arts Printing House’ international residency program Print Art On Stage will perform in Vilnius with their dance and live technology show Please Switch On, where the audience will be able to take part in a creative process of the show. On 26th and 27th of May with a help of a special technology system every audience member will be able to make their personal stories into a dance, vote for music they want to hear and lights they prefer. Finns will perform together with Lithuanian dancers and part of their residency dedicate to workshops with school students. One of the creators of the Taika Box – choreographer and dancer Tanja Råman answered our questions about the fusion of theater and technology.
Writing on walls – vandalism or art? Walls – private or ours? These kinds of questions are brought up by Italian theater company Ateliersi, which is interested in an unusual object – writings on the city walls. A team of musician, director and dramaturge arrived from Bologna to Vilnius and together with a Lithuanian actress Monika Poderytė researched Vilnius wall writings. While taking part in the Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage, artists made wall writings into poetry and presented it to the audience together with music. We talked with Ateliersi art director Andrea Mochi Sismondi about the results of their creative research.
Arts Printing House international residency program Print Art On Stage presents resident's from Italy "Ateliersi" work: Urban Spray Lexicon | On the Road towards Vilnius Walls Chapter
Urban Spray Lexicon is a dramaturgical and performative research of the writings that appear and disappear from the city walls. Ateliersi collects the writings from today annotating and photographing them, and rescues those from the past digging them up in books, reviews and private collections. From the collected material Ateliersi composes a new dramaturgy, storing them in the poems becomes a way of preserving the ephemeral.
Arts Printing House international residencie's program Print Art On Stage invites you to meet our current residents on March 4. Contemporary circus and visual theater troupe Kallo Collective from Finland presents a work in progress/open rehersal of Chameleon - their newest show that is set to premiere in Finland this spring in Helsinki circus festival.
On the 7-8th of October the Arts Printing House welcomes Creative Industries Conference Made in Japan’16. Japan-Baltic creative industries conference serves as an international platform in the Baltic region for discussion among creative industry influencers, artistic inspirados, intercultural and business professionals, designers, architects, media artists, and all, interested in international collaboration and expansion to Asia.
On September 8th Baltic – Nordic Circus Network and “Arts printing house” gathered press, circus professionals and policy makers from all around the Baltic – Nordic region to a seminar called “Baltic – Nordic region: impact of circus”. During the meeting Lotta Vaulo, Director of “CircusInfo” centre, introduced concept and main aims of Baltic – Nordic Circus Network, presented their field of work and stated that it is really important and efficient that every country represents diverse cultural background and different positions of circus in art society, because it gives a chance to see common issues from various points of view.
New circus weekend’16 will introduce not only spectacular performances but also other events, important for contemporary circus and other performing arts communities. On September 7th a meeting of Baltic – Nordic circus network will take place in the “Arts printing house”. This network unites fourteen organisations of contemporary circus art in Baltic Nordic region countries. The network seeks to strengthen collaboration of regions and to develop the field of circus art in the region of the Baltic Sea, by holding various workshops and meetings for artists and circus professionals. “Arts printings house” is the one and only representative of Lithuania in this network and will hold the first ever meeting in Lithuania.