Laima Jaunzema "FIVE SONGS – DWELLING ON EARTH a strange lecture"

Friday 12. April at 20:00 - 21:30 kunstisaal • Kopli 27, 10412 Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

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What shapes our understanding of the norm and what role do the prevailing power and control mechanisms in society play in it? How do the ideas and values that get passed from generation to generation affect our ability to approach those who do not meet the criteria of the norm? Who needs our empathy and when?

"The performance centres h e r body, the complexity of its perception and of the introspection of consciousness. H e r body and voice apparatus as a drive to transform, living through various images and masks, visions of muted landscapes.”

The lecture performance "Five Songs – Dwelling on Earth" is a personal commemorative story and a tribute to the post-Soviet female body, encouraging to question the preconceptions of the meaning of normality, empathy and belonging in a broader societal context. Laima Jaunzema follows the body transformations of women of different generations in order to reflect on the complex relationships in which we are formed and transformed together with the world around us.

Idea, performance: Laima Jaunzema
Dramaturgy mentor: Maciej Sado
Text editor, translator: Linda Gabarajeva
Implementation of set design: Rūdolfs Bekičs, Normunds Balodis
Sound processing: Normunds Balodis
Publicity photo: Johhan Rosenberg
Poster design: Anna Ceipe
Producer: Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
Premiere: 16/05/2023
Duration: 1:20

Smoke used during this performance!

Created with the financial support of the State Culture Capital Foundation and Riga City Council.
Performances at Tallinn are supported by Tallinn City and Nordic Culture Point

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