Choreography – Samuel Mathieu (France)
Music – Maxime Denuc (France)
Costumes – Eglė Sakalaitė
Lights: Samuel Mathieu, Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Dancers (Premier list) : Alejandro Flores Mora, Anna Karen Gonzalez Huesca, Haruka Suzuki, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Laura Witzleben, Lionel Bègue, Love Hellgren, Marie Urvoy, Paulius Prievelis
Dancers: Ema Nedobežkina, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Haruka Suzuki (Japan), Laura Witzleben (Germany), Love Hellgren (Sweden), Niels Claes (Belgium), Oksana Griaznova, Omer Lavie (Israel), Paulius Prievelis.

Premiere:  8th of May 2015 , in the Festival “New Baltic Dance”

Duration: 50 min.

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

/Friedrich Nietzsche “Beyond Good and Evil”/

Elsewhere, abroad, where changes take place, where peoples move and revolt. Where words, bodies and images prepare to cope. There does dissidence, there does movement begin. Matter lies in the hearts of men, in the hearts of women, victims or witnesses, rebels or torturers. The testimonies, behaviors, and positions of bodies all put together converge towards a mark, a sort of scar, the memory of an impregnation, of an immersion in the heart of a population. The research is fuelled by impressions, opinions, feelings, all sharpened by the hardship of a life governed or squashed by the oppressor. Observing the duration of collective memory, and noting the perception of a people throughout time.

Then vacating. Emptying. Wrecking. The mass moves from stage left to stage right, swaying every time one side towards fear. Time goes by, stomachs are in knots, upside down, and then, everything subsides again and slowly slips into oblivion. This is the gradual amnesia of societies, which arouses cruelty and has, throughout our history, recurrently allowed us to pour out on others the horrors that only we, monsters, are capable of.

One can always find terror in himself. One only needs to look deep enough.

/André Malraux “Man’s Fate”/

A physical, energetic piece, tinged with unisons, discrepancies and contrasts, fuelled by the anecdotes of some and the memories of others, loaded with everyone’s experience, and which shall, I hope, resist time, passion an emotion and delay the awakening of the monster that lies dormant. /Sameul Mathieu/

2015 – LITHUANIA, Vilnius (“New Baltic Dance”), Žagarė (“Žagarė Fringe Festival”), Vilkaviškis, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Vilnius
2015 – FRANCE, Cugnaux (“Le Neuf Neuf”)
2016 – LITHUANIA, Kaunas (two times, of which one time was in the festival “Museum night” at Vytautas Magnus War Museum)

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