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Delhi Dance

6 November | 22:00 –

The show has been available for viewing from Saturday, November 6, from 22.00, until Monday, November 8, at 22.00. To activate the Romanian or English language translation, press the CC button at the bottom of the video.

Delhi Dance is a cycle of seven novels about a famous dancer and the people who surround her, and everyone is looking for inner peace. Seven stories about love, death, and dance. This is the first time O. Koršunovas approaches a play by I. Vyrypaev, the starting point being the similarities between the playwright’s perspective on contemporary theatre and the experimental research of Koršunovas in his studio. According to the playwright, contemporary theatre doesn’t need fake pathos, all it needs is an animated conversation.

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by Ivan Vyrypaev

Translated by Rolandas Rastauskas

Cast: Kamilė Petruškevičiūtė, Ugnė Šiaučiūnaitė, Inga Šepetkaitė, Augustė Pociūtė, Paulina Taujanskaitė, Kęstutis Cicėnas

Director: Oskaras Koršunovas

Set designers: random heroes

Composer: Gintaras Sodeika

Technical director: Mindaugas Repšys

Props and costumes: Bartė Liagaitė

Subtitling: Aurimas Minsevičius

Stage manager: Malvina Matickienė

Touring manager: Audra Žukaitytė

OKT / Vilnius City Theatre

Producers: OKT/Vilnius City Theatre, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Performance in one act

Duration: 1 h 40 min

We’re moving towards a new type of communication, I’d call it communication between energies and perspectives of consciousness. The spectators come to the theatre or the cinema for a dialogue, they need a live interaction. What I’m interested in is live communication without pathos.” – Ivan Vyrypaev

”To me, this play of Ivan Vyrypaev is simply full of a good sense of humor, it’s an existentialist comedy. A Buddhist thing, written undoubtedly by a playwright who had reached the state of Nirvana. Just like all Buddhist things it’s full of paradoxes which, if understood, make you laugh your head off.” – Oskaras Koršunovas

The performance was produced in collaboration with the Theatre and Music Academy.

Oskaras Koršunovas is the director and artistic director of the OKT / Vilnius City Theatre. Born in 1969 in Vilnius, he graduated from the Music Academy there and specialized in Theatre Direction. From his first projects, he developed a unique theatrical language. In 1998 he founded an independent theatre called „Oskaras Koršunovas Theatre” (OKT). Both the plays he staged and those staged by invited directors created a solid repertoire made of classical and contemporary plays, highlighting the idea that contemporary theatre should reflect the times we live in but also be one step ahead of our times, anticipate the future and act as a warning. The staging of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 2008 and its approach as a work-in-progress marked the beginning of a new stage in Oskaras Koršunovas’ biography: theatre as a laboratory of new experiments. The value of his theatrical experiment has been recognized through various important awards, and his performances were presented at various international festivals in the USA, South Korea, Australia or Argentina. Hence, the motto of OKT and its director: only by being “there” are we able to stay “here”.

Photo credit: D. Matvejev