VGW program: Dance Performance “Cracks”


“Cracks” starts from the dystopia caused by being alone. Yet, the person cannot manage to stay ‘one’. Being cracked and multiple, the person hides one’s complexity and so violates oneself. Scratching one’s robustness, one meets oneself striving to relate.

The person lays down on the ground. The rain is falling on one’s cheeks. The wind is in the branches above one’s head. One starts to feel an overwhelming desire to relate with oneself and other living and dead humans, places, animals, plants and seasons.

Grėtė Šmitaitė is a dancer and choreographer working and living in Switzerland, Germany and Lithuania. She graduated from dance and choreography studies at Berlin University of Arts and has worked with choreographers such as Doris Uhlich, Min Tanaka, Anna Aristarkhova. Since 2014 she has been a practitioner of the Body Weather technique. Since 2021 she studies clowning and creativity with Ira Seidenstein. Šmitaitė’s pieces were presented at Uferstudios Berlin, Amsterdam Het Veem, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava Tallinn and Arts Printing House Vilnius.

Dance and performance – Grėtė Šmitaitė
Mentoring – Ira Seidenstein
Light – Monika Šerstabojevaitė

Date & time: 08/09/2023 20:30, duration 25 min.
Location: cultural centre SODAS 2123 Events’ Hall, Vitebsko Str. 23, Vilnius
Language: English
Recommended age 14+
Free entry, no registration required.

This event is part of the curated Vilnius Gallery Weekend programme.