A new foreign residency has begun at the Arts Printing House!

The Arts Printing House continues the program of foreign residencies "Footprints in Motion", during which on August 4-17, a Norwegian woman living in France - Lisa Lou Oedegaard - will reside.

Lisa Lou will be working on her latest solo work at the Arts Printing House and will lead a Chinese pole workshop for everyone who wants to, on August 9, 11 and 16! Before the start of the residency, we talked to Lisa Lou.

What do you expect from this residency?

The accommodation in the Black Box theater in Vilnius is a great opportunity to advance in the technical work of the show, working in depth with lights and sound as well as the overall writing of the show. I plan to spend a week doing research for new scenes and artistic material, and the second week with my outseeing eye to purify the global writing, the character and the technical work.

Tell us more about the project, what is the idea behind it?

"L'Ombre de Kruskelusk" is a very poetic and metaphoric journey. You follow a character relating to her own body as another being, much like the paradoxical way a cat relates to her tail in moments of play and fight (- does she know it's a part of her own body?)

Through the character, using refined circus technique and personal physical research, I aim to tell stories of inner struggle and how to become your own best friend through finding solutions to your challenges with and within yourself.

What are your future plans?

The show is set to premiere in autumn 2023. For this next year I have residencies mostly in France, working closely with my outseeing eye Sampo Kurppa. We have already written 30 minutes of the show. We are currently creating material for the last 20 minutes, to finally present a 50 minutes solo performance. If all goes as planned, the first part of the tour will be happening in the Scandinavian countries.

What did you hear or already know about Vilnius?

I have heard about Vilnius and Arts Printing House for years, fellow artists have described it as a great place to do residencies for shows. I finally had the pleasure to perform Monstro there last year, the welcoming was amazing and the city is beautiful. I also gave a workshop in dance acro and writing, and it was a great experience.

August 16 at 5 p.m. In the Black Hall of the Arts Printing House, there will also be a presentation of the results of lisa Lou's residency! Admission is free. 

The activities of the Arts Printing House are supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius City Municipality.