Dancers: Erika Vizbaraitė, Goda Laurinavičiūtė, Greta Grinevičiūtė, Sigita Juraškaitė and Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Director and Choreographer - Aira Naginevičiūtė
Composer - Vladas Dieninis
Set Designer - Arūnas Adomaitis
Costume Designer - Laura Darbutaitė
Light Designer - Džiugas Vakrinas
Chimera’s Beads on stage features five women dancers of different ages and experiences which embody powerful feminine archetypes related to a mythical monstrous creature. The fire-breathing female creature is unpredictable; it can be dangerous, tender, loving or motherly.
Each of the five women in the performance is undergoing a cycle of transformations while maintaining their own rhythm and movement flow. They slide their desires, illusions, and experiences as beads on a string, shedding their skins as snakes and leaving them behind in order to go on with the eternal cycle of life. Women on stage do not abide by the standards of beauty: the costume designer and choreographer change and transform women’s bodies to emphasize unusual forms and proportions, which signify their strengths and feminine vitality.
For five years choreographer Aira Naginevičiūtė has been working with composer Vladas Dieninis experimenting on the overlap of sound and dance and creating music by means of dance. The artists use various raw metal constructions, objects, environment and bodies of dancers to create sound sculptures here and now. Dancers aim to transform accoustic environmental signals into optical structures, to turn invisible music into a visible movement.
Spatial scenography, optical music, and the aesthetics of "not beautiful" bodies marked by women hard experiences intrigue a spectator.
Chimera’s Beads has been performed throughout Lithuania and abroad. In 2016 performance opened The Experimental Theatre Biennale in Shenzhenm China, this year participated in Baltic Dance Festival in Gothenburg (Sweden)