This is the second dance performance of the young Gytis Ivanauskas theatre. Choreographer Gytis Ivanauskas together with his companions from the previous show „Hallmark“ – actors/dancers Edita Užaitė, Brigita Urbietytė, Evaldas Taujanskis as well as Eimutis Kvosčiauskas are breaking the stereotype of what is really “feminine” and “masculine”.
The spectator here finds himself in front of paradoxical, explicit sometimes even infantile scenes where you can notice love, passion and competition between human beings and not just men or women. Skirts are here chosen as a form and artistic solution where samurai skirt can turn into a sexy mini skirt and when they lift up this mini skirt you can see a very cute, hairy…male leg.
How important is the game between man and woman? What happens when the players swap roles? Does love disappear then, or not? Outdated roles of sexes, stereotypes how a man and a woman should behave often become the source of conflicts, pressure and dissatisfaction.
The other important accent of the performance is the relation between the spectator and the actor. The actors don’t let the spectator to forget that they see the created character as well as a real human standing on the stage. This human being has its unique sense, feelings and attitude. Small details and nuances that seem to have nothing in common with the story (backache of the actor, dirty skirt, etc.) check the vigilance of the spectator, ability to ironically to perceive pain or sadness. These details purposely erase the line between the “performer” and the “observer”. It is human to human story not just actor or a man sitting in the audience. These are the stories happening no matter if we are the performers or the observers.
The soundtrack of the performance features the music by Michael Galasso from the film “In the Mood For Love” as well as Kronos Quartet. Handmade silk for costumes created by Indrė Ivanauskaitė was provided by “Pacific Image group“ company from Malaysia.
Dance performance Men in white shirts
Director and choreographer Gytis Ivanauskas
Dancers Edita Užaitė/Irina Nazarenko, Brigita Urbietytė, Gytis Ivanauskas, Evaldas Taujanskis, Eimutis Kvosčiauskas/Naglis Bierancas
Costume designer Justė Maldžiūnaitė
Premiere February 28, 2006