Evening of contemporary dance: performance "Female"
Choreography, interpretation: Ugnė Dievaitytė
Musical composition: Vidal
Voice: Rosa Miranda
Lights design: Pablo Seoane
Costume design: Austė Kuliešiūtė
Duration: 15 min.
Place: Culture Factory (Bangų str. 5A)
“Female” is a contemporary dance piece in which the body of a woman is the core of the dramatic and choreographic composition. The work evolved by investigating physical, corporal guidelines which reflected different femenine identities and their development. As the prolongation of femenine attributes the skirt and the high-heeled shoes have gained the importance to emphasize various aspects of the femenine gender constructed socialy. The body spins around and extends through the skirt what elicits a game in which the costume covers and reveals different parts of the body in order to highlight each one of them. As a result of the exploration of the movement guidelines there have emerged images with a sypmbolic and emotional content that refer to: ingenuousness, sexim, stereotypes, flirting, liberation, independency, strength, integrity and delicatness of a female. “Female” is a corporal reflection about the limitations and the power of the different facets of the roles that we play in our lives.
“I spin around, breathe and get lost in the spin, in the absurd vortex of repetition, in the repetition of life that overcomes me and makes me collapse. I show up dressed in red, as a circus woman of infinite legs, with high-heeled shoes that harm me, feeling uncomfortable and stereotyped. Jaded and wore out I dazzle in a nude simplicity, my real home.”
The winner of three awards atchoreography contest Distrito de Tetuán, 2017, among which the I-st prize award for the best choreography, stage photography and artistic residency (espacio de creación silvestre la muela, cadiz).
Performance has also has got to the finals at the contest XX MASDANZA (Canary Islands).
Ugne Dievaityte is a Lithuanian choreographer and dancer lately based in Madrid. She has collaborated with various dance companies and artists: Camille Hanson dance company (USA) Poliana Lima (Brazil), Babirusa danza dance company, Beatriz Palenzuela, Koke Armero (Spain), Sharon Fridman (Israel), ARCO collective (Great Britain), Aura, Vytis Jankauskas, Aira Naginaviciute (Lithuania), etc. Ugne became known internationally in 2014 when her image got on the cover of one of the world's biggest dance fairs Tanzmesse.
Many works of Ugne have received awards. In 2012 Ugne together with Poliana Lima have created Es como ver nubes, a piece that has been awarded five times and received such awards as Public Award (Certamen coreográfico de Madrid XXVI), I-st prize award for the best choreogrpahy (Vila-real en Dansa II), II-nd prize award (Certamen DeUnaPieza V). Their next work Flesh (2014) is the I-st prize award winner at Feedback festival (Madrid). Ugne’s solo work Uninvited presence (2013) was given the Jury award at the Choreography contest of Tetua n (Madrid). Her latest work Anhelo (2016), created in collaboration with Koke Armero, is the finalist of Madrid Choreographic contest XXIX and was awarded with a scholarship for DanceWEB 2016 program in the frame of Impulstanz festival (Austria, Vienna). Her works were shown at theaters and festivals of great importance: Edinburgh Fringe'16, Dance Base (IRL), Aerowaves Spring Forward, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Baila España, Schwankhalle Bremen (DE), Korzo theater (NL), New Baltic dance, Arts Printing House (LT), Madrid en Danza XVIII, Cadiz en Danza XV, Dansa Valencia, Carme Teatre, etc.
Photo: Rita Puidokaite, Vytautas Petrikas