Five Songs - Dwelling On Earth
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 centers 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.
Premiere: May 2023 | Ģertrūdes ielas Teātris
Idea, performance: Laima Jaunzema, Katrina Duka, Barbara Lehtna
Dramaturgy mentor: Maciej Sado
Text editor, translator: Linda Gabarajeva
Implementation of set design: Rūdolfs Bekičs, Normunds Balodis
Sound processing: Normunds Balodis