Homo Novus



Agnietė Lisičkinaitė / BE COMPANY (Lithuania)
03.09., 04.09. 17:00 Meet at Festival centre – Kaļku iela 24, Rīga | 10 / 15 EUR

HANDS UP is a physical body position reflected in many different cultural, social, and religious contexts. The chosen topic is protest culture. “The embodied protest” is the result of an artistic research. In Lithuania, protests are identified with the strongly romanticized era of the Reform Movement, but in the context of recent world events and from a sociological perspective it is worth questioning the notion of protest culture as a virtue in itself. Non-constructive protest is a convenient form for anarchy to take root. A dance performance inspired by the protest culture examines the fragile distance between surrender and devotion, reconciliation and resistance. It raises such questions as: what kind of Protest Baby will we raise? Will it be a symbol of freedom or aggression? This is an investigation, and there is no one answer, just like there is no one truth.

About artist

Agniete Lisickinaite is an independent contemporary dance artist, choreographer and teacher. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Contemporary Dance Association, and the chairwoman of this organization from 2020. She is well-known as a dancer from the dance theatre AIROS and Vilnius City Dance Theatre LOW AIR. In 2019, together with her colleague Greta Grineviciute, founded the organization BE COMPANY. Agniete Lisickinaite is also a teacher who gives lectures at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre to students of contemporary dance, and leads regular lessons for professional dancers organised by the Contemporary Dance Association.
“Agniete is very suitable for the solo genre, so far more often seen as a member of B&B, the choreographer-dancer gets rid of the lightness and playfulness which were the core of this duo, and falls into the body as a viscous, ambiguous, politicized place awakened by the idea of protest and risk.” – Dovile Zavedskaite (theatre critic)


Creative team: Agniete Lisickinaite, Bush Hartshorn, Morta Nakaite, Odeta Riškutė, Jokūbas Tulaba, Povilas Laurinaitis
Producer: Domantė Tirilytė (BE COMPANY)
Co-producers: Project funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Lithuania Dance Information Centre

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Meet at Festival centre

10 / 15 EUR

In English (with Latvian subtitles)

40 min

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