poster for dance and music collage “Present Time"

poster for dance and music collage “Present Time"

Chartres (2012) in dance and music collage

Posted on July 17, 2020

Justina’s composition Chartres (2012) for string orchestra will be featured in a contemporary dance and music project Present Time this Saturday in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It will be performed once again by Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra (artistic director, cellist Mindaugas Bačkus) in the postponed 45th Klaipėda Music Spring Festival. Dancers from the Šeiko Dance Company will embody the artistic vision of choreographers for 5 Lithuanian composer’s pieces. The project will be filmed by Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

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Oksana Griaznova who created choreography for Chartres describes the creative process:

‘A keyword could be synergy, as different parts come together in order to create something bigger than itself. The communication and action of these particles, is also felt in the musical work – Justina Repečkaitė’s Chartres, the name of which refers to the spectacular stained glass of the medieval Chartres cathedral near Paris. On the stage, the movements of the dancers’ bodies are like stained glass pieces changing and creating dance kaleidoscope.” 

Šeiko Dance Company’s dancers performing during Chartres are Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Mantas Černeckas, Inga Kuznecova, Marija Ivaškevičiūtė, Dovilė Binkauskaitė.