PUZZLE is performance of a dance company DANSEMA, who creates dance performances exclusively for children, based on scientific research of their psychological and physiological development. The performance was presented in multiple festivals, such like Edinburgh Fringe, and toured in most various countrie: Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Japan and many others.
“The performers are able to fully engage all of the children in the room – I was totally impressed with the level of attention in the space and the lack of noise – they were all completely mesmerized.”
(Edinburgh Fringe 2015)
How does surrounding world look like for a small child? Is it round or angular, yellow or blue? Or maybe oblong green, hollow, but soft?
World cognition of a child in first years begins from a variety of shapes and colours. Famous Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė and dancers put these coloured shapes together as a puzzle and recognizable vegetables – carrot, tomato, cucumber, and sometimes unrecognizable mushrooms, fruits and flowers appear. During the performance traveling through child's developmental stages, dancers as children under one crawl, creep, bounce, as two years old child walk, run, clap, as at the age of three – gallop, hide and turn. These children's movements accompanied by specially created music suitable for children age of 0-3 years.
“Dansema’s productions are structured experiences that help introduce brand new spectators to art and entertainment”. (The Times Scotland)
“Puzzle” is performance created with deep wisdom step by step taking infants towards joy of cognition”.
“Work for kids can often end up being a story that comes from our own folklore and last for about an hour as if it needs to justify the entrance fee. What I find far more impressive is the work that learns from our kids, mimics their actions and reactions and then translates into a performance, not a story nor a narrative, but a show where they can relate properly to the experience onstage”. (http://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/...puzzle/).“There is a simplicity, joy, energy and beauty to which every child responds with glee. Overall I more than liked it and would recommend anyone with a child under 3 catch it before it goes back to Lithuania” (http://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/...puzzle/).
"I can vouch for how successfully Dansema’s work travels abroad. Each is a treat."(The Times Scotland)
Dansema Dance Theatre is the first in Lithuania professional dance theatre which started to create dance performances for children. Since it was established in 2007, Dansema Dance Theater successfully performed in numerous festivals and venues in Croatia, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Malta, Latvia, Estonia, Palestine, Ukraine, Japan, UK, US, China, India, Singapore. Just in 2019 Dansema visited festivals in Ireland, Poland, Denmark, for the fifth time toured in China and had an intensive tour in Japan, where they showed 20 performances in five cities.
The founder and artistic director of Dansema, choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė studied different dance techniques, improvisation and composition at Vilnius University in Lithuania. In addition, she learned dance pedagogy in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Poland. Her dance performances have been shown at various international dance festivals in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Wales, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Netherlands.
For 10 years she worked as assoc. prof. doctor of social sciences (dance pedagogy) in Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. She is also a dance teacher and dance education scholar, giving seminars and workshops for children, dancers, choreographers, dance teachers nationally and internationally.
Dance company DANSEMA, dansema.lt
Choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė, Dancers Giedrė Subotinaitė, Mantas Stabačinskas, Marius Pinigis
When: Oct 25, 11:30am & 4pm
Where: Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse 38, Str. 17, Al Quoz (simaarts.com)
Duration: 30 min. + 15 min. (activities with audience)
Only 80 people audience
More info: email@example.com, http://www.stabeaartcell.com