Ripples #2

“Ripples” #2 (2017 – 2018) – a dance performance by “Spokšok,” builds on a metaphor of water in a way and looks at the effect of different social movements and events on human relations. It is performed in Railway or Bus Stations, a junctures where the streams of people are dispersed. These dances express the states and feelings of waiting and longing for relations, a desire to flow into the streams of life and also the experience of exclusion, “being washed ashore.” “Ripples” ask about the common human practices of refreshment and purification. How are they played out in the conditions of alienation and fragmentation?

“Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was Bethesda Pool, with five covered platforms or porches surrounding it. Crowds of sick folks—lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs—lay on the platforms (waiting for a certain movement of the water, for an angel of the Lord came from time to time and disturbed the water, and the first person to step down into it afterwards was healed).” (John 5: 2-4 TLB)

Dance group “Spokšok” (NGO “Portico for Dialogue”): D. Saulytienė, G. Veževičiūtė (Rasa Aliukonytė), V. Veževičienė, G. Žukauskienė (choreographer)
Music: Excerpts from A. Dvořák Symphony “From the New World,”, G. F. Handel “Water Music,” Suite No 2, C. Saint-Saëns, J. Juhola, A. Veževičius and others.