Homo Novus


Siren Dance

Lilian Steiner (Australia)
03.09., 04.09. Dirty Deal Teatro, Talsu iela 1, Rīga | 10 / 15 EUR

The Siren calls the onlooker into her alluring arms . Is this an innocent gesture born from desire for true connection, or a cunning tactic and peacockish display of power? Honesty is slippery, and situations transform before they can be fully grasped. What might appear as truth can so easily reveal itself as fiction. The Dance wants to seduce her audience. She wants them to fall deeply infatuated with details and her logic. The Dance will shape-shift for eternity, in an attempt to attain the power of The Siren. As new embodiments materialize, old skins dissolve into memory.
In Siren Dance, classicism collides with contemporary visions of truth, magnetism and deception to question what seduction looks like and for how long disguise can endure.

About artist

Lilian Steiner is a dancer and choreographer from Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, whose practice champions the deep intelligence of the body and its unique ability to reveal and comment on the complexities of contemporary humanity. Lilian has worked extensively with Melbourne-based company, Lucy Guerin Inc. and is currently the company’s Resident Director. She’s also worked repeatedly with choreographers Phillip Adams, Melanie Lane, Shelley Lasica, Brooke Stamp and Rebecca Jensen amongst others, as well as numerous artists working across the Visual Arts, Experimental Sound Performance and Architecture.
Lilian’s work has been presented within Australia and internationally. Australian presentations include at Dancehouse Melbourne, Dance Massive, the Keir Choreographic Award, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Now, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), B.Motion (Bassano del Grappa), Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris), Fête de la Musique (Geneva), Festival Constellations (Toulon) etc. Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Helpmann Award in 2017. Her work Noise Quartet Meditation received the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realization.


Concept, Choreography & Performance: Lilian Steiner
Composition: Marco Cher-Gibard feat. Aarti Jadu
Costume Design: Geoffrey Watson
Lighting Design: Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Text: Milan Kundera, from ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’
Co-producers: Dancehouse, The Besen Family Foundation, Lucy Guerin Inc. (Melbourne Australia)
Initial iteration supported by: B.Motion Danza, OperaEstate Veneto (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), Deltebre Dansa (Deltebre, Spain)

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Dirty Deal Teatro

10 / 15 EUR

In English (with Latvian subtitles)

45 min

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