image still from video documentation by Šeiko Dance Company

an interactive dance performance, 2020

In-contact is an interactive performance by Lithuanian choreographer Agnija Šeiko and Bulgarian visual artist Albena Baeva. The performance was produced shortly after the 2020 Covid-19 lock down was lifted but travel was still uncertain. This way Baeva developed the installation and the interactive system from her studio in Sofia while Agnija Seiko and the whole team was working in Nida.

In-contact explores the illusory relationship between human omnipotence and nature. With the help of interactive technologies and ai-generated visuals the viewer is involved into a parallel universe where he gains the power to change the installation environment. But as control slips out of hand, mysterious creatures and sounds take over the space. The performance was developed for the first public opening of a historical lighthouse in Nida.

Choreographer, director: Agnija Šeiko

Media artist: Albena Baeva

Composer, sound designer: Andrius Kairys

Engineer: Marius Lukosius

Light designer: Aurelijus Davidavičius

Performers: Inga Kuznecova, Mantas Černeckas, Dovilė Binkauskaitė, Marija Ivaškevičiūtė

Producer: Goda Giedraitytė

Premiere: 4th of July, 2020 within the festival’s „N-land“ programme in the Lighthouse of Nida

Sponsors: Lithuanian Culture Council, Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

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