It’s not often that you get to feature contemporary dance from Lithuania but here we are with one such company in the shape of Aura Dance Theatre, a company that has been creating works since 1980, that’s 36 years folks.
The particular theme of this double bill is based on the very Lithuanian concept of Godos which is best described by the company themselves, such is its complexity;
“What is the importance of history to any individual? How does the past shape our identity? “Godos”, considered to be a Lithuanian feminine narrative, takes one of the starting points in this double bill dance performance. Godos is an old Lithuanian word that is usually defined as wistful dreams, hopes, nostalgic thoughts and unfulfilled expectations. What does Godos mean today and how do we experience Godos?
The inspiration for the Lithuanian choreography is the elemental past and its reflections in the people of today. Meanwhile, Panta Rei takes its inspiration from the interpretation of Godos as the song of the heart.”
If you want to see the work live then hop on a plane to Vilnius in Lithuania for October 15 or keep an eye on the company website for more touring details.
Godos in performed by Ema NedobeÃ…Â¾kina, GintarÃ„â€” Marija Ã…Â Ã„ÂavinskaitÃ„â€”, Haruka Suzuki, Kyrie Oda, Laura Witzleben and Love Hellgren with choreography by Anne Ekens, Pia holden and BirutÃ„â€” LetukaitÃ„â€”.
Filmed at the Moss Parkteatret in Norway on february 17th 2016.