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24.
05

DANCE FOR WASHING MACHINE AND MOTHER

MMLAB (“Arts and Science LAB”)
Small Hall
Duration 0.40 (without intermission)

Premiere 2020

Playwrights: Kristina Steiblytė, Sigita Ivaškaitė
Choreographer Greta Grinevičiūtė
Composer Agnė Matulevičiūtė
Operator Vytautas Plukas
Video artist Nidas Kaniušas
Producer Rusnė Kregždaitė

Cast:
Greta Grinevičiūtė, Andrius Katinas

“I dance for the washing machine and for you because I do not remember any of our conversations. I don’t even know if there were any. People say that you loved me. But I don’t remember nor being together with you, nor your voice, or your touches. I only have old photos. I look at them, I see your sad face, and I keep reminiscing the only memory of you. And I am getting scared, because maybe the things that I remember never even happened. Therefore, I dance. I dance for you. Because we will never get to talk again, but maybe we can still dance together.”
“What is the first memory of your mother?” – such a banal question, but for some it is an unknown. In this world where mothers are either goddesses or monsters from hell, not having any picture of a mother at all is hard to imagine. How does one put it together? Is it needed at all? How does one live without a portrait of their mother?
In 2018, choreographer and dancer Greta Grinevičiūtė started a triptych with the performance “Dance for a vacuum cleaner and a father”. Now she is presenting the second part, which continues to analyze the family bond. G. Grinevičiūtė collaborates with contemporary dance creator and performer, lecturer Andrius Katinas, who in this performance appears in videos made in Helsinki or as a voice in a phone call. Their collaboration at the time of the first quarantine not only kept the idea of this work alive but brought a new form to it that also echoes with Greta’s relationship with her father.

About the creator

Greta Grinevičiūtė. She is a contemporary dance artist who is interested in making moving pictures dance, creating dance pieces, and performing on stage.
Greta already has made a few dance movies such as “Faked David”, “What if I do not exist at all”, “Adaptation”. As well she is taking part in lots of stage dance performances with various choreographers as AIROS dance theatre, V. Jankauskas Dance Theatre, Mauricia B. Nueves, and others.
Together with another young Lithuanian choreographer A. Lisičkinaitė, Greta is creating a social active figures duet called B&B. This duet is traveling all around the world – absorbing the environment and creating reflective miniatures on communities they meet.
G. Grinevičiūtė has made over 10 stage dance performances as “I’m going to by some milk” (dance excursion co-creator A. Lisičkinaitė, premiere 2021 June); “Dance for an object and child” (premiere 2021 May), “Bath” (co-creators A. Lisičkinaitė, S. Juraškaitė; premiere 2021 January); “Dance for a washing machine and mother” (premiere 2020 November); “Banana Dream” (with co-creator A. Lisičkinaitė 2019); “Dance for a vacuum cleaner and father” (Mono performance, Arts Printing house, Vilnius 2018), “B&B Dialogue” (with A. Lisičkinaitė; the piece has toured in various countries and was nominated as the best dance piece of the year in 2016 at Lithuanian theatre awards “Golden Stage Cross”) and etc. As well she appears on stage as an actress in young Lithuanian theatre creators’ works.

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