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Dior in Moscow

The changing identity of a post-soviet woman who experiences transformation caused by Western influence is the focus of this performance.  The human body is the locus of tradition, communication and authenticity. The body listens, tells and retells stories, continually forming identity based upon time and place. In hindsight, the changes in the woman’s identity are legitimized or explained by socio-economic shifting. The specific and multiple roles of being a Soviet woman become the focus of audience interest in this work. The research is based on Dr. Aneta‘s Pavlenko “Socioeconomic Conditions and Discursive Construction of Women’s Identities in Post-Soviet Countries” (2002) adding a dramaturgical flare to the performance. The research is based on various interviews with elderly women from the Czech Republic and Lithuania who at the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain were in their thirties. The performance explores general questions about the identity of Soviet women: What kind of identity do post-Soviet women currently have? Does the Soviet identity of women still exist in the second and third generation? Does an observable post-Soviet women’s identity still exist in the era of globalization? And, if yes…how does society address and respond to it? While the work examines the heritage and evolvement of post-soviet thinking in our generation, it also attempts to explore whether including features of eastern mentality in everyday life is an option.

Idea and concept:
Agnija Šeiko, Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė
Performers:
Agnija Šeiko, Inga Kuznecova / Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė
Music:
Antanas Jasenka
Stage designer:
Sigita Šimkūnaitė
Video artist:
Albena Baeva
Light designer:
Povilas Laurinaitis
Producer:
Goda Giedraitytė
Production:
Central Eastern European Contemporary Dance Network "Identity Move!"
Premiered in:
2016
Duration:
60 min

October 2020

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October 2, Festivalis „Aura“, Kauno dramos teatras

More info:http://www.dancefestival.lt

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