“LADIES”, Lina Lapelytė (LT/UK)

April 29 at 13.00 and 15.00 @Kunsthall Trondheim

Ladies invites us to adore the skill, legacy, age and experience of four women. This performance work moves them to the front line of the stage, somewhat allowing us to float in the timeless state.

Ladies consists of Violeta, Nijole, Danute and Judita.They have been playing kanklés (horizontal harp) at the National Song and Dance Ensemble Lietuva (Eng. – Lithuania) for more than 30 years, mostly in accompanying roles.

Lietuva is a state-funded structure that consists of singers, dancers and the orchestra of traditional instruments. Learned stage manners are essential and key visual aspects of the work, while the four women play a monotonous block of sound for an extended period of time. Synchronised hand action and flashing lights is a suggestion towards a dance performance or labor-intense factory work.

PS: The performance is non-verbal and can be experienced by everyone, no matter what language.