After A. Strindberg‘s play „The Pelican“ (translated by I. Bučienė)
Director and set designer: Eglė Kazickaitė
Costume designers: Erika Jankauskaitė and Pelkių Tyla
Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Cast: Greta Gudelytė, Ričardas Bartašius, Kristina Švenčionytė, Valerijus Kazlauskas
Duration: 1 h 15 min (without intermission)
The Stabat Mater play by Theatre Apeironas (director Eglė Kazickaitė) is based on 1907 August Strindberg’s play The Pelican. The classical Nordic and Eastern European theatres’ dramaturgical work here is presented by the most unexpected, but visually precise and highly compelling form.
Strindberg’s plays in the Sweden of that time were met with criticism, accusing the writer of rough language and indecent literary descriptions. Paradoxically, in 2018, the apogee of democracy, the director rejects all dramaturgical texts while staging the Stabat Mater. Relying on her choice, the director cites the words of the Daughter from The Pelican: “We talk a lot, but it may be that we do this to mask the essence of truth.” According to the director, truth and certainty are not hidden in words.
This phrase unintentionally becomes the cornerstone of the performance where text is replaced by metaphorical body language of the actors. The performance, which shouldn’t be considered a dance performance, becomes a thoroughly psychologised silent field of speculative actions of actors, in which the manipulation of relationships manifests itself through rendering the views of body shapes and real forms. The woman’s nature is not to regret or spare anything that she gives to the family. The woman’s nature is never to feel hunger but to feed the hungry…
“She, however, did not feel that nature. She missed her hands that were taken away from her. So she took them back.”
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