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Baltic Dance Platform '22: workpiece

Anna-Marija Adomaitytė
Anna-Marija Adomaitytė

Choreography and performance: Anna-Marija Adomaitytė
Sound and light design: Gautier Teuscher

"workpiece” – a portrait of the body penetrated by the memories of the authoritarian regime and McDonald’s. How does the body, when affected by fatigue, begin to resist productivity? Based on the experiences of fast food service employees, “workpiece” considers work as an alienating and inevitable practice.

"I like my light green uniform, its collar and buttons up to my throat. When I wear it, I don’t feel my body ageing. Come as you are – this space is timeless and disease-free....Tender meat and pastel frozen products. Yellowish dots of sesame seeds. The arches of McDo on my ass. "Lovin’ beats hatin’ ”. Work consumes my body; love is stronger than hatred. It smells of Alpine herbs. She goes to work slowly.”

Born in Lithuania, Anna-Marija Adomaitytė studied Contemporary Dance at La Manufacture (Haute École des Arts de la Scène) in Switzerland. Currently based in Geneva, Anna-Marija is an associated artist at L’Abri – Genève where she develops a choreographic research around the standardisation of gestures and the endurance of the body. Her first solo creation, "workpiece", was presented in Lithuania, Switzerland and France. In parallel of her choreographic work, Anna-Marija holds Master’s degree in Fine Arts at ECAL (École Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne). She has been selected as one of the Twenty22 artists of the European dance network Aerowaves with her performance "PAS DE DEUX".

Co-production: Emergentia – temps fort pour la création chorégraphique émergente réalisé par L’Abri, le TU et l’ADC Genève
Residency: Dansomètre – espace de création chorégraphique.

Supported by: Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation Fluxum.
Project accompanied by the Réseau Grand Luxe.

Duration: 30'



May 19th–21st 2022 in Tallinn

Baltic Dance Platform 2022 takes place in Tallinn. The three-day performance program brings together some of the most remarkable contemporary dance artists from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, selected by an international jury. The program also includes pitch presentations, workshops for professionals, discussions and an evening festival club.