Miniature show after the short stories by Shaun Tan and Olga Tokarczuk
Director and designer Gintarė Radvilavčiūtė
Script author Virginija Rimkaitė
Composer Ieva Paranauskaitė
Costume designer Renata Valčik
Light designer Paulius Vendelis
Puppeteers and co-authors: Monika Mikalauskaitė-Baužienė, Vytautas Kairys, Kęstutis Bručkus
Duration – 1 hr 15 mins
Premiere – 1 May 2021
Supported by the Lithuanian
Council for Culture
– Have you ever wondered what happens to the stories?
– Well, many stories are destroyed right away.
– Some are burned.
– Others get torn.
– Or you can take a story, put it in a tiny crack in a wall, and hide it there.
– Or you can take a story and eat it very deliciously. – Or else, just take an old incomprehensible book and put a story in it. No one will read it anyway.
– Some extremely stubborn stories slip into the backyard where the wind takes them to a mall’s parking lot.
– And then a very interesting thing happens. All those stories come together and fall into a shapeless little clump.
In the show, ready-made objects, long forgotten toys, simple mundane things as well as antique exhibits are brought to life in the hands of the puppeteers. And
thus, an intimate narration about us, our lives and our always- rushing-always-late soul unfolds between a teller and a listener.
Every story pops up from a box and goes back there. It’s sort of a joke – a sudden, simple, funny joke which is not drowned in seriousness nor elitist but rather addressed to all and each of us, game-like and able to touch upon the most important moments in life. This miniature puppet show is a sequence of scenes and
actions that end up unexpectedly or simply vanish somewhere just to give up space for yet another story.
Gintarė Radvilavičiūtė, director and designer of the show Fluxus rejected both – art and an artist. Speaking against art as a commodity, art as a profession,
objecting artificial separation of a performer or creator from his or her audience, fluxus artists understood their activity as simply a joke. According to them, every person could be an artist, and so aesthetic admiration could be triggered by as ordinary things as street noise, rain, sneezing or the flight of a butterfly – all of this is no less beautiful or worth knowing that the art itself… Never ever did fluxus artists take up anything too serious, they played and laughed, laughed and played.
Maybe this is what a man is able to do best… A man at play is beautiful.
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