AVaspo presents toxoplasmotic performance “Gondii Syndrome”

2014-10-19, 13:37

Audiovisual poetry band “AVaspo” together with dramaturge Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, theatre director Saulė Norkutė and a new creative team  raised the question of contemporary understanding of gender which will transform into a toxoplasmotic performance and presented it  the 15th and 17th of October in Kirtimai culture centre.

The real Gondii syndrome is a toxoplasmic virus, which causes an inflammation, disturbance of the consciousness, orientation and behavioral changes. The syndrome in “AVaspo” musical performance is a diagnostic algorithm, which replicates in each one of us and has specific causes and unpredictable consequences. Not always people actually notice when they have an illness and even when the illness is identified, not always they want to cure it. Not always we fight the stereotypes that surround and limit us or question the hierarchical rules that are cast upon us from above of how we should understand the world we live in every day.

The audiovisual project “Gondii syndrome” centers on a human being, who lives in an archive of his memories, life events and experiences. At the first glance he lives a well arranged and organized life. But it lacks the key things – passion, imagination and… the courage to love. During the performance of “AVaspo” the multilayering of the individual is considered as well as how the values which are planted from the early days – luck, love and the unchanging human identity – reflect the complex reality. What happens when universally acclaimed truth no longer applies and feelings and body senses detach from obligatory and acknowledged dogmas?

The creators of the performance explore the conflicts between inner and social beliefs, ask how roles are (self) created. Are we just battlefields of body and consciousness? How much does the world we live in or could live in, depend on us?

Director: Saulė Norkutė
Dramaturge: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Music: Vladas Dieninis, Gediminas Žygus, Miša Skalskis, Donatas Tubutis
Scenography: Virginija Jusevičienė
Lights: Simas Sirutavičius
Video: Otto Kylmälä
Designer: Greta Stančiauskaitė
Performers: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, Beatričė Bukantytė, Goda Alsytė, Augustė Tomkutė

The performance uses the texts of Gabrielė Labanauskaitė and the poem “Stockholm syndrome” by Ilzė Butkutė

Organization: Asociacija “Naujos meno formos” / AVaspo poetry
Sponsor: Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Partner: Kirtimų kultūros centras