Sunday, 23 November 2014 – 11.00 a.m. and 03.00 p.m.
Monday, 24 November 2014, 09.00 a.m.

White Lullaby photo_Dmitrijus Matvejevas-grWHITE LULLABY

Artūras Šimonis & Agnija Šeiko

 The minimal and pure aesthetic s of the dance performance White Lullaby surrounds the audience with Lithuanian fairy tale mythology. However, the narrative echoes nowadays issues. How to explain to a child that in spite of the fact that parents have to spend long hours at work or even leave their home country, they are always near in their thoughts and feelings, loving and caring?

This sensitive and warm performance tells children a story of how Bunny travels to his dreams world, where he meets his mother Rabbit and reconciles with his patrons – grandmother Cow and neighbour Duck. And for the parents, this performance is a reminder of little children nearby, longing for mom’s and dad’s hug.

Idea and stage design: Artūras Šimonis
Concept and dance: Agnija Šeiko, Dovilė Binkauskaitė, Inga Kuznecova, Darius Berulis
Production: dance theatre “PADI DAPI Fish” & artists group “Fish Eye”
Duration: 40 min.
Premiere: 2014
Recommended for children aged 6 – 10 years.

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Artūras  Šimonis is a Lithuanian scenographer and costume designer, a graduate of Vilnius Arts Academy with a BA and MA in Scenography and Philosophy. Šimonis’ work has a specific, minimalistic and clean aesthetics. He works in almost all theatres in Lithuania, with acclaimed directors such as J. Vaitkus, P. Gaidys, G. Padegimas etc. Šimonis often collaborates with dance artists. The dance pieces created together with the choreographer Agnija Šeiko were nominated and awarded with the highest Lithuanian Award for theatre achievements.

The Lithuanian choreographer Agnija Šeiko graduated from Klaipėda University with a BA in dance in 2001. In 2005, she completed her studies in choreography at the Codarts Rotterdam dance academy (NL). She collaborates with different artists choreographing her dance performances, using especially composed music, sculptural installations and video projections.

In 2009 Šeiko and the creative team of the mono-opera Izadora were awarded with the Golden Stage Cross Award as the Best Debut for Year 2008. In 2012 Šeiko received the Best Choreographer Award of the year from the Municipality of the City of Klaipėda. A year later she receives the Golden Stage Cross Award as Best Choreographer for Year 2012.

Dovilė Binkauskaitė is a dancer and a choreographer working in the field of movement and bodywork therapy for adults and people having mental disabilities. Binkauskaitė is currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy in the UK and working on roles in performances with the dance company PADI DAPI Fish.

Inga Kuznecova, a professional choreographer and dancer, has graduated from the Art Faculty of Klaipėda University in 2012 and spent a year studying the basics of modern and jazz dance at the Dance College in Stockholm (Sweden). She is currently participating in various dance projects and festivals, and constantly improving her knowledge and skills in dance seminars. In addition to this, she is a tutor of jazz dance at the Fish Eye dance studio in Klaipėda and a free-lance choreographer & dancer. She created roles in the following performances: Mikas & Breakfast, Diagnosis-Basketball, And Everything Went Fine.

Darius Berulis has graduated from Arts Faculty of Klaipėda University holding a MA degree in choreography in 2014. He is currently working at the Choreography department of Klaipėda University as a lecturer, is a member of Klaipėda dance theatre PADI DAPI Fish and also performs as a free-lance dancer (dance opera Wasted Land; dance performances No Free Space at the Parking Lot, Go0d, Diagnosis-Basketball, Love duet, Aquariums; dance performances for children I will Hug You, vvv+v, theatre performance Dance etc.). He has also danced at National Music Theatre of Klaipėda and worked as choreographer for a major Lithuanian folk event World Lithuanians Songs and Dance Festival.

Artists’ group Fish Eye has been active in the Lithuanian cultural scene for a decade already. The group produces diverse projects ranging from the interdisciplinary festival PLArtFORMA to dance productions, exhibitions, street happenings, etc. For the last five years it has been working actively fostering contemporary dance in the Klaipėda region, Lithuania and internationally. During this time more than 20 different dance performances were created by a professional team of choreographers and dancers. Particular attention is paid to young audience. In the fall of 2012, on the basis of association’s activities, a professional dance theatre, PADI DAPI Fish, has been established.