As the project neared the end, GODOS was brought to the seaside. As is befitting to a seashore region, the creative week was full of both brain-storms and candour-filled ebb-tides. The project’s participants had a week dedicated to getting acquainted not just with contemporary dance but also with each other, gaining confidence, and “dancing out” their stories on stage. Like in the other towns of the project, the participants’ experiences were exposed by dancing on stage. I welcome you to experience the verbally blunt but unfiltered emotions of participants Brigita and Urtė.
About the Birth of the Dancing City or Godos in Mažeikiai: “Expectations Were High, Results Were Even Higher”
When the project Godos is discussed, the word euphoria immediately comes to mind. Stereotypically, the word project alone suggests “something boring” or “on paper”, so the phrase that the project was followed by euphoria may sound unconvincing or overly “banner-like”.
The statement that the Godos project in Mažeikiai is useful and mutually good experience, once again, is very narrow and clichéd, easily appropriate for any action within the framework of the project. It is difficult to put into words what Aura and the Mažeikiai community created in the week-long creative workshop, but we will try to.
The team of AURA Dance Theatre and Panta Rei Dance Theatre is giving dance workshops for project participants from Mažeikiai on February 29-March ųth. The results of this dance residency will be presented to the public at an evening performance, together with a dance co-production “Godos” on March 7th in Mažeikiai Culture centre.
Project partners in Mažeikiai: Mažeikiai district municipality and the culture centre, Mažeikiai school of choreography, its contemporary dance studio “Niuansas” and ensemble of folklore dances “Kauškutis”.
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