In Vērpete Krišjānis and Erik bring together their keen interest in ways of altering sensorial perception and their extensive research of the moving body and Baltic traditional music, dance, and handicraft.
Utilizing the melodic structures of Latvian folk songs and a circular movement pattern common to the dances of many cultures, the two dancers become the evolution of a constantly changing vortex of movement. Through the rotations, they weave the space, music, dance, and audience together. Turning hand in hand, it is the commitment to agree to disagree that keeps them moving together.
The movement of the performers moves the audience. The moving of the audience becomes the movement of the performance itself as the movement of the spectators change perspectives in space.
Choreography, scenography & dance: Krišjānis Sants and Erik Eriksson
Music: Mārtiņš Miļevskis Rihards Lībietis
With the support of: Latvia New Theatre Institute
Photography: Alexander Robowski
Celies augšā, nāc man līdzi // Rise up, come with me Ieva Gaurilčikaitė, Krišjānis Sants & Erik Eriksson
"Celies augšā, nāc man līdzi" is an exploration of religious archetypes, symbols and symbolism from the Gilgamesh epos and creation stories of Christianity and Judaism. A genesis myth that investigative power structures of relationships; how they are constructed and symbolised. How they are represented physically as well as psychologically and how we act within the frameworks they constitute.
In a dreamlike collage of stories, "Celies augšā..." investigates how we simplify and conceptualise a world that predominantly escapes our understanding. How these simplifications and definitions remain unavoidable yet often annihilates the very thing they aspire to signify.
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