DANSEMA Dance Theatre
Dance performance for 0-3 year-old children
Choreography Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance Giedrė Subotinaitė, Indrė Bacevičiūtė, Mantas Stabačinskas
Music Rasa Dikčienė
Light design Aurelijus Davidavičius
Consultation Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė
Duration 35 min.
Supported by LR Ministry of Culture
Puzzle is the first contemporary dance performance in Lithuania for 0-3 years-old children. Knowing that children can concentrate their attention just for few minutes, there is alternated watching to the action and movement during the performance. An especially composed music offers simple and high sound combinations suitable for children in this age group. Finally, since small children start to know world around them by recognizing a variety of geometric shapes and colours the dancers lay them out like a puzzle to travel through different stages of child development during the performance. So how does the surrounding world look like for a small child? Is it a yellow round or a blue square? Or maybe a green soft hollow?
A choreographer, educator and a doctor
of Social Sciences (dance education), Birutė Banevičiūtė has created contemporary dance performances as well as choreography for theatre performances and operas since 1993. Besides, she has a wide experience in working with children and young people of various age groups teaching dance and creating choreographies. This experience led her to start creating professional contemporary dance performance for children and young audience. In 2007, Benevičiūtė became head of the Contemporary Dance Association, and
since 2008, she organizes the
International Contemporary Dance Festival for Children and Youth –“DANSEMA”