PUZZLE, dance performance for small children | Lithuanian Week

Puzzle is a performance created with deep wisdom step by step taking infants towards joy of cognition

Vita Mozūraitė, 2012-12-18, www.dance.lt.


PUZZLE, a dance performance of Dansema Theatre is directed to a very young audience aged from 0 to 3.


How does surrounding world look like for a small child? Is it round or angular, yellow or blue? Or may be oblong green, hollow, but soft?

World cognition of a child in first years begins from a variety of geometric shapes and colors. 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 year crawl, creep, bounce, as two years child walk, run, clap, as in the age of three – gallop, hide and turn. These children’s movements accompanied by specially created music of high and simple sounds, acceptable for children age from 0 to 3.


Choreography Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance Giedrė Subotinaitė/Agnė Ramanauskaitė, Mantas Stabačinskas, Marius Pinigis
Music Rasa Dikčienė
Lights Aurelijus Davidavičius
Consultant Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė

Supported by Ministry of Culture of Lithuania
Duration 30 min. + 15 min. (activities with audience)
Premiere 2012, Vilnius

This performance was nominated by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture as the best children performance of 2012.


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