Standing on Earth (2020)

Grėtė Šmitaitė
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The research of March-August 2020 approaches environment and society as constantly in-formation, while one is opening one’s eyes upon them, always a participant of them. The research was led by: -rigorous practice of observing, adapting and dancing ‘out in the open’. Seeking to uncover the dance that has the sizzling, restless feeling, the butterflies in the stomach. Dance that would primordially reveal connections between elements and in such way uncover the possibilities of experiencing what they are. Polyrhythms, joining consonant and dissonant were there as the access points. -reading Tim Ingold and diving into the understanding of the world that is worldling, that is changing as the weather does. -reading Contact Quarterly Contact Improvisation Source book, perceiving these meetings of letters as a platform that encourages to think around the power and various facets of contact; that inspires to build by staying in dialogue. -weaving webs of sharing one’s doings with other artists - staying in dialogue in the form of letters and calls. With: mentor of the research Stephen Batts and the very inspiring colleagues Christine Quoiraud, Rūta Junevičiūtė, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Magdalena Meindl, Lyllie Rouvière, Forough Fami, Iivy Meltaus and others. Last to mention the exchange that happened without my prior understanding with Giedrė Šmitienė who at that time was researching relations through the letters of poet Janina Degutytė.
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keywordsClimate, Environment, dance, Choreography, choreography and performance, contact improvisation
last modified01/10/2020
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