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INTERDISCIPLINARY ART PROJECTS


Eyes Fluttering in My Knees / 2008

„Performance „Eyes Fluttering in My Knees” was the most surprising and extraordinary event of the year 2008.”    

/Latvian National Television 7, cultural programme „Cream-Sweet”. December, 2008/

„Projections, impressive vibrations of live sound and Jancaite’s soprano, contact trajectories and facial expressions of the dancers were inviting the viewers to the unconditional assiduity.”                                                                                                                              

/ Elma Paulauskaite and Viktorija Rusinaite, bloggers on culture; www.ore.lt. October, 2008/

„Butoh is a processual art form, mediation and actor’s spiritual work. In this performance audience was moved by a very strong, even unpleasant emotions, overlived instead of two white beings on the stage. General aim of butoh was realized: body and emotional splitting, but also both existing side by side. In this case – images on the stage is like the body while emotional part is surviving by public.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

/ Ruta Birzleja, theatre critic; from the article about Arts Synergy festival in Riga; published in professional performing arts journal „Teātra Vēstnesis”; Riga, Latvia. February, 2009/

„The base of the performance is alive, subtle music. As opposition to music there are two naked beings without any theatral information. The video screen – it is an agression, our everyday information, repetition. What do you see? It is your choise - or you perceive the world is going to the end or you see God’s creatures in your open sight? It depends from you. In our performance public meets unknown and itself at the same time.”                                                                                                                                                    

/ Modris Tenisons, co-author; in Latvian National television 1, „Project – Human”. November, 2008/

Description
Multimedia, controversial, nonverbal performance - interactive journey through sound, movement, voice, poetry. Audience is attracted to take part in improvised magic theatre ritual performance – Meditation – Emptiness – Nothingness. Where repetition of information is an aggression. Impressed by Butoh dance philosophical ideas of Erased, Universal body. When it goes out of boundaries, emerges it’s essence of human being.

Project is based on my explorations of Butoh. White, naked body dancing in different areas  and places (graveyard, mud, stage; dance with cock, rabbit, naked bodies etc.)  tells lot of stories and searches for human’s origins – archetypes. As I was strongly impressed by Butoh, I found artists who can collaborate with my idea – to make “non-theatrical”, multimedia piece with baroque and noise music. The structure of the performance is based on S. Orinska’s and S. Jančaite’s poetry, translated by Japanese language’s professor Kaishiro Kanno.

The main idea – two opposite levels of thinking are juxtapose: open, fragile flow what never repeats and aggressive informational attack what represents repetitiveness. Naked, not protected body as a flower of lily against screen’s violence of repetition improvised by live noise music. As Butoh was like a protest against Americanization, we find some traits in our performance as a protest against nowadays consumer’s world, globalization, TV violence. As Butoh dance was finding roots of Japanese culture we are finding real rules of the stage.

It is very wild open sight to human being. Human’s life is happening between two secrets – Conception and Death in both he is not taking part. Creating of new consciousness and time of death is happening in non-consciousness way, not depending of human’s desires. Human’s thoughts relate to his origins are mixed with the trial of conception, where physical and spiritual body is connecting. Sexuality is not possible to define "here and now", because it is relates towards ancient past. In ancient believes the Earth is like a melting point of Life and Death.

Project team
Project idea / producer Simona Orinska
Musicians PuseH PuseW (Ronalds Vīgants, Viesturs Vīgants, Māris Butlers, Andrejs Zālītis, Toms Auniņš), Voldemārs Johansons, Marko Donnarumma (Italy)
Performers Simona Orinska,  Skaidra Jančaite (soprano, Lithuania)
Co-authors Modris Tenisons, Viktors Jansons, Kaishiro Kanno (Japan-Latvia)
Video artist Līga Stibe
Artist Raitis Zajanckauskas

Project history
September, 2009       International Contemporary Dance festival, Video Showcase programme (Almada, Portugal) November 26, 2008   International Arts Synergy Festival (Riga,  Latvia)                                                       December, 2008        Latvian National Television LTV7 programme „Cream Sweet”
November, 2008        Latvian National Television LTV1 cultural programme „PROJECT  HUMAN”
October 3, 2008         Kaunas 18th International Modern dance festival (Lithuania)
June 28, 2008            Premiere, Riga, Fabrics of Design (DFab), (Latvia)
June 28, 2008            DVD “eyes are fluttering in my knees” (author – Līga Stibe)
June, 2008                International Contemporary Dance festival „Time to Dance” in Riga (Latvia), work in progress
May 28, 2008             Event, dedicated to  Latvian theatre director Ansis Rutentals (Latvia, Riga), work in progress
May, 2008                 International Experimental Music festival „Sound Forest” in Riga (Latvia), work in progress
November, 2007        Sound and movement laboratory in Riga (Latvia), work in progress
November, 2007        Performance in Pupil’s House (Riga, Latvia), work in progress
November, 2007        Performance in dance improvisation arts event,  work in progress
October, 2007           Movement laboratory in Kaunas (Lithuania), work in progress

Supporters
State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga’s Cultural Department, Latvian Ministry of Culture, Delfi, D.Fab, Kultūras Cehs, journal Rīgas Laiks, journal Studija, journal Māksla Plus, journal KUŠ, journal VETO, journal Ieva, magazine Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze, magazine Diena, magazine Kultūras Forums, radio LR-1, radio LR -3, radio Naba, ZL Hotline, Easyget.lv, HC.lv, King Coffee Service, Maxima

Photo

Photogallery: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimonaOrinska?feature=mhum

Live performance in the festival "Time to Dance" (2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZomdS4xEze0

Videoart : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQbxWefN-pc 



Multidisciplinary Project of Nonverbal Theatre Methods  „INSIDE” / 2006

Description
I stage
In duration of 4 months participants took the masterclass of Modris Tenisons- theatre director, artist, teacher, founder of professional pantomime theatre in Lithuania (main theme: actors psychophysics- awareness development of the personality, body release and the base of actors concentration)

II stage
In duration of 2 months taking part in masterclass of theatre director Victor Yanson, the lecturer in Moscow B. Schukin’s Theatre Academy (main themes: dramatics, improvisation, acting with the properties, acrobatics, actors cohesion on the stage)

One week living on uninhabited island, still having Victor Yanson’s masterclass, creating and showing the performance there “INSIDE Daba” (INSIDE Nature)

Afterwards, coming back into the hullabaloo of the city and analyzing its processes and value differences from the direction of nature, made the performance “Suitcases are Flying” that took its place in Riga Central Railway Station’s square in street performance style

Project explores influence made by the nature and the city towards human's perception, sensations and body. The content of eternal questions, which every doctrine translate in a language appropriate them, human can perceive only in the nature. To arrive in the city, human put on the mask, hide and forget the mystery of his being. Is there a special value for the bare life settling in the city? There are movements in feelings, minds, bodies and bright game of associations made by video.

III stage
DVD “Inside” and a special booklet under guidance of S. Orinska were produced where observations, conclusions made during the project are collected in video and textual forms.

Performance “THE NATURE”. Human – Nature
Fir-tree as my sister. Firefly’s totem. To feel magic power of the Fire, Earth and Water elements in the self-made dyne’s clothes. To strick a snag in a sole of the foot. To give the oath of the silence.
The masterclass during a week in the region Cesis, district Dzerbene, on the lake Juveri’s Island was finished with a performance “THE NATURE”. Actors gave the oath of the silence, made clothes from the dyne material. There were acrobatics, conception of “atmosphere”, “psychological gesture”, sound, voice, rhythm and body work.  Besides the classes there were made performance “THE NATURE”, where split together images and relationships of the human, animal and the earth. Ancient folk songs, rhythms made from the wood’s instruments, dances and cruel fights of the nature were finished in a blessed rite of the water. For the bravest spectators there was possibility to swim instead of giving entrance ticket.

Direction Viktors Jansons
Performers “Laboratory of Stage Arts”, studio theatre “AKA”, “Creative Club”


Performance “SUITCASES ARE FLYING!” Human – Civilization
Is it often when you see yourself to cage in a flat measured of suitcase in dreams? Is it often you have a desire to fly in a public space? Is it seemed sometimes if trees are your brothers?
The square of Riga Central Train station were occupied by ten black creatures in sunglasses, army’s boots, bright stockings, with white faces and suitcases. There were played the city’s rattling noisy symphony, the matter of Life and Death by saxophone, accordion, guitar, percussions and flying angel with flute.

Direction Viktors Jansons
Performers “Laboratory of Stage Arts” studio theatre “AKA” and “Creative Club”
Musicians Artjoms Vesna, Iļja Šneiveiss, Kārlis Vanags, Ilze Ikše, Aleksandrs Marjevičs,

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Video performance “URBAN NATURE”. Human – Nature- Civilization
Terrorism of the civilization as commerce or wars? Suitcase’s dogs, city’s angel, saxophone, percussions, accordion, guitar and plastic costumes are flying along roofs, squares and garbage cars.
Videoperformance researches influence made by the nature and the city towards human’s perception, sensations and body. The content of eternal questions, which every doctrine translate in a language appropriate them, human can perceive only in the nature. To arrive in the city, human put on the mask, hide and forget the mystery of his being.  Is there a special value for the bare life settling in the city? There are movements in feelings, minds, bodies and bright game of associations made by video.

Direction Viktors Jansons
Video Helmuts Apsis
Performers “Laboratory of Stage Arts”, studio theatre “AKA”, “Creative Club”
Musicians Artjoms Vesna, Iļja Šneiveiss, Ilze Ikše, Aleksandrs Marjevičs, Inna Raihmane

Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimonaOrinska#p/u/3/QNjIrjM1Nk4


Video “5 LILITAS”
They – Lilitas – colorfulness, fragrances, beauty, softness, challenge, love, nest, peacefulness…
They – movement, searching, passion, ideas, madness, anxiety…
What is happening if these different worlds and faiths come into touch? Sparks, explosions, love, conciliation, union?

Direction Viktors Jansons
Performers “Laboratory of Stage Arts”, studio theatre “AKA”, “Creative Club”
DVD video production (camera, director of photography) Helmuts Apsis

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimonaOrinska


Video „INSIDE”
fluttering of life’s screams in fingertips
burning of earth sweat in soles of the feet
expiration
a step beyond body’s borderlines

Idea Modris Tensions
Performer Simona Orinska
Camera, video production, director of photography Helmuts Apsis

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1zoZp4oY4


Video „ECCE HOMO”
About theatre director, founder of Lithuanian professional mime theatre, artist Modris Tenisons creative laboratory: actor’s psychophysics, nonverbal theatre methods, investigations of Latvian sign system. 16 actors. 4 months. Conditions of closed laboratory.

Camera, video production, director of photography Helmuts Apsis
Performers Laboratory of Stage Arts

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimonaOrinska#p/a/u/2/388gBDSSA-c


DVD “Inside”
DVD producer / project idea / editorship Simona Orinska
DVD picture production Helmuts Apsis
Video processing Ivars Preimanis
Sound processing Ivars Preimanis
DVD authoring Ivars Preimanis
Photographers Valdis Jansons, Jānis Deinats, Dzintars Krūmiņš
Design Modris Tenisons

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Project idea / producer Simona Orinska

Project history
December 6, 2007   “The Nature of the City”, the 6th International theatre festival “megaFON” (Bochum, Germany)
August 25, 2007      Videoart “Inside”, International Cinema Festival „OPEN CINEMA”, (Russia, Saint-Petersburgh)
December, 2006      DVD “Inside” presentation in the Nonverbal Theatre Pilotfestival (Riga, Latvia)
October 2006           DVD “Inside” presentation in the International Theatre Festival “High Fest” (Yerevan, Armenia)
August 18, 2006       “The Nature of the City” in the International Video Festival ”Waterpieces 06 (Riga, Latvia)
July 30, 2006           Street performance “Suitcases are Flying” in the Riga Central Railway Station (Latvia)
July 8, 2006             Performance “The Nature” on the island (Dzerbene, Latvia)
2006                       Improvisation “Form. Meaning” (direction – M. Tenisons). Latvian College of Culture

Publication
S. Orinska “Creative Laboratory of Modris Tenisons. Under the Sign of Ecce Homo”, (fragment from DVD attachment, 2006)

Supporters
State Culture Capital Foundation, SIA Alfor, Latvian Centre of Experience Education, t/c Origo, public joint stock company "Latvijas dzelzceļš", company “Hoetica – ATU”, culture and art project NOASS, Orbīta, SIA BOOMFILMS, translation bureau ANGELOS, DVD studio, studio FOTOCENTRS, SIA „Jaunrīgas attīstības uzņēmums”, SIA Datorgrafika. Special thanks to Viesturs Rieksts, Vitolds Kūliņš


The First Nonverbal Theatre Pilotfestival / 2006

Description
There is specific history of nonverbal (movement, physical) theatre in Latvia. "Laboratory of Stage Arts" wanted to organize festival, which brings together the best movement theatres in Latvia. It was also first presentation of DVD “Inside” which focuses on nonverbal theatre techniques. There was also guest from Armenia – choreographer  Tsolak Mlke-Galstyan with mono performance "I Am" (theatre "MIHR", Yerevan).
 
Participants
Photo exhibition by Valdis Jansons / Video by Helmuts Apsis
 
I part
Studio theatre AKA. Performance "Almost Forms"
Ansis Rutentals Movement Theatre. Performance "Some Fairytales"
Laboratory of Stage Arts. Movement improvisation
Tsolak Mlke-Galstyan, choreographer
 
II part
Video "Ecce Homo" (director’s Modris Tenisons creative laboratory)
Video "5 Lilitas"
Video performance "The Nature of the City"
Video "INSIDE"
 
III part
jam session
 
Idea / producer Simona Orinska

Supporters
State Culture Capital Foundation, SIA Alfor, Norwegian Embassy, Latvian Centre of Experience Education, t/c Origo, public joint stock company "Latvijas dzelzceļš", company “Hoetica – ATU”, culture and art project NOASS, Orbīta, translation bureau ANGELOS, DVD studio, SIA BOOMFILMS, studio FOTOCENTRS, SIA „Jaunrīgas attīstības uzņēmums”, SIA Datorgrafika.

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TEC-1 / 2005

Description
"TEC-1" - multimedia project (videodance performance) - searches of the synthesis and collaboration on artistic, documental and social levels. Today Andrejsala is searching for the balance in the liminality. In the crossroads. For now it is like a temple of the industrial age. Nevertheless, while there are continuing battles of the shadows, while there are building visions about the contemporary art' s temple, Andrejsala is rapidly changing its image. In the last century's nineties modernisation of the Andrejsala thermal central TEC-1 with the help of Swedish International agency was developed. The central has not been working for already two years. It is planned to establish a museum of the Contemporary art. We are the witnesses of these historical changes.

" Here is all of our history... There were not the modernisation, automatisation, that' s why besides every appliance, every valve, every agregate there was a person of duty. All of these people - part of them is in the afterworld for now - they still are very clearly in my mind..."                                                                                                                                                                                                   

/TEC-1 worker Karlis Kvele - Kvals /

“Coming to TEC-1 I was overwhelmed by this spectacular place. Seeing it, listening to the workers and reviewing the personal movement material of the dancers the topic was clear to me straight away: energy, locked in energy that wants to break out. I enjoyed taking the challenge together with Janis Redlihs to combine documentary and artistic video-work as well as life dance and was very pleased to see the different layers together - sometimes matching, sometimes even reinforcing each other.
 It was important to me that the dance was not only an illustration of what the workers in the interviews said, but adding something more to it. In the scene with the shadows in the cellar I couldn't help commenting something I felt was part of the political decision making - may be in TEC-1, but also on a more global level: the powerful against the powerless.

I appreciate having had the opportunity to get to know this place in such an important time of transition: somewhere between the nostalgic past and the awakening for the future - NOW. Somehow TEC-1 became also a piece about becoming, growing and vanishing. I loved the collaboration with and of the dancers, often I was very touched to see the intensity of their individual expression, but at the same time their readiness to and fitting into the group.”                                                                                                                  

/Choreographer Katharina Wüthrich about the project TEC-1/

Participants
Performers Improvisation dance studio "LABORATORY OF STAGE ARTS" (Latvia)
Choreographer Katharina Wüthrich (Switzerland)
Cameramen and film director Janis Redlihs (Latvia)
Experimental music "GAS OF LATVIA" (Latvia)
Artist Reinis Liepa (Latvia)
Idea/producers Simona Orinska, Ivars Preimanis, special thanks to Dzintars Zilgalvis

Project history
February, 2008       Group exhibition „Brave New World: On the Transformation of Central and Eastern European Cities” (www.ifa.de, Berlin, Stuttgart, Germany)
November, 2007     Performance „TEC-1” in Andrejsala, Dearty Deal Teatro (Riga, Latvia)
October/November, 2006 DVD “TEC-1” as attachment for Visual Art Magazine “STUDIJA” (Riga, Latvia)
October, 2006        Videoperformance “Tec-1”,  International Theatre Festival “HIGH FEST” (Yerevan, Armenia)
May, 2006              DVD “TEC-1” presentation in “MUZEO ZONE” (Andrejsala, Latvia)                                     March, 2006           Videodance „TEC-1”,  „15th INTERNATIONALES TANZFESTIVAL FREIBURG” (Germany, Freiburg)
August, 2005          Premiere: International Video Art Festival “WATERPIECES 05” (Riga, Latvia)

Supporters
State Cultural Capital Foundation, Culture and Art Project NOASS, New Riga Development Agency, translation office ANGELOS, Sound Angels Studio, DVD studio

Photo
Video fragment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfdyCR-R6nw



e-faces in motion / 2004


Description
e-faces in motion – 4 events of arts improvisation (dance, movement, poetry, painting, object art, video, performance, sounds, voice) through year 2004. This project was one of the first in multi-disciplinary field in Latvia. Participants before the performance have got to know just ideas of others, but real life and performance – it was live improvisation on the stage. Audience was like participants of this research process and witnesses of the moment of artist’s flaying or falling.

Is there ice on the Mars? Perhaps there is a reflection of e-face? E-faces in motion – e-mail, e-lectronic, i-net caffe, essay, face… Can you ever felt how your lips are singing, how your eyebrows are dancing?

Participants
Idea, producer, manager Simona Orinska
Project co-author Inese Auziņa
Sound artists Andris Indāns, Voldemārs Johansons, Nils īle, Anitra Velde, Ivars Preimanis, Krišjānis Daugulis, Aleksandrs Jalaņeckis, Kaspars Kašs, Juris Tipa, Juris Simanovičs, dj Krī, Singers Ieva Kerēvica, Baiba Berķe
Artists Didzis Grodzs, Līga Pinne, Kalvis Zālītis, Oskars Poikāns, Raitis Zajančkauskas
Video artists Asnāte Rībena, Katrīna Vītola, Dāvis Kaņepe
Dancers Olga Zitluhina Contemporary Dance Company and students of dance, Ansis Rutentals Movement Theatre, Laboratory of Stage Arts
Poets Pēteris Dragūns, Kārlis Vērdiņš and others

Project history
During year 2004 / 4 events:
“dances for the FLYing face” (Artist’s House, Riga, Latvia)      Photo
“dances for the DRAWing face” (Artist’s House, Riga, Latvia)  Photo
“dances for the SPEAKing face” (Artist’s House, Riga, Latvia)  Photo
“dances for the SOUNDing face” (Riga New Theatre, Latvia)    Photo

Supporters
State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga New Theatre, Riga’s Cultural Department, radio “NABA”, radio “Klasika”, SIA Biroteks Serviss

Publication
S. Orinska’s review “E-SEJAS KUSTIIBAA – spārnoto seju dejas monitorā?” about the project (published in professional performing arts journal „Teātra Vēstnesis”, 2005, Nr.2)

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am9ui4rBZRo


 

PERFORMANCES

Somebody who leads / 2009
“The performance confirmed processual art is in quite high quality in Latvia. It is not shocking but light, positive and meaningful.”

“Aftermaths of Butoh dance (bravo to Simona Orinska’s dance in black dress incrusted with mirror chippings), slow flow of movement and transformations of light objects, made by all body, is creating flash installations which reminds Salvador Dali surrealistic Always Beating Heart and every time in new sequence is liberating mind for mediation outside usual pulsations.             

/Music critic Lauma Mellēna. “Somebody who leads - take my hand!”, Independent Morning Newspaper, 30.11.2009/

The processual art performance is an improvisation art form, made by professionals, best known artists in Latvia. The performance is about circumstances which promote our inner peace as human beings.

Participants
Idea Ērika Māldere, Artis Gulbis
Performers Simona Orinska, Dzintars Krūmiņš, Artis Gulbis
Sound artists Ilga Reizniece, Māris Muktupāvels, Artis Gulbis
Video artists Gita Straustiņa, Raitis Vulfs
Light objects designers Ērika Māldere, Aigars Lenkēvičs

Project history                                                                                                                                        2010, January                                          Performance in the club "Juras Varti" (Ventspils, Latvia)
2009, November - December                     Premiere in Doll Art Museum (Riga, Latvia, www.dollart.lv)
2009, October - November                        Performances in theatre club “Artelis” (Riga, Latvia, www.artelis.lv)

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65IaxZ6i0Kg  

Press review: http://www.laikraksts.com/raksti/raksts.php?KursRaksts=169



On Haiku / 2009
Something who is born just from one word can create whole Universe.
Two are creating one.

Participants
Idea Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Artis Gulbis
Sound artist Artis Gulbis

Photo
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iKs9FbBMIg



Falling of Icarus / 2008
Seeking for unknown, expanding of inner borders, exploring in level “Me – Others”. Growth of wings - is it pain or pleasure?

Participants
Idea Modris Tenisons, Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Zanda Priedīte, Guna Jansone, Inese Upeniece, Dace Berga
Photographer Jānis Deinats, Fotostudio

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The Warmth of Hexagon. From Bee’s Life / 2007 
There were beautiful voices, taste of honey, body movements, rain of yellow pollen in the river and mouth, drawings with precious bees in the afternoon.  There were cells of wax in the form of hexagon, like the cells of femininity. 

Letter of artist Miriam:
„I would like to explain some very special things, which regards to my experience with bee’s warmth I felt once sitting down the tree.  The warmth above my head was like a cover of Sound and Warm. It was dance by different elements – composition of Warm, Sound, Movement and Colours. Bees are like alchemists. It is very high developed organization where the main roles are for Bee - Mother and Bees – Workers. When I worked with this theme I felt bees started to transform into women’s images. It raised questions about my femininity which I explore in many intimate works.”

Participants
Idea Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania)
Artist Miriam Gonzenbach (Switherland)
Singer Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania)
Performer Simona Orinska (Latvia)

Project history
2007, June 8                           Premiere - Republic of Užupe, Art Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
2008, October                         International Art Festival “Homo Ludens” (Jonava, Lithuania)

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Encounter / 2007
International videodance project (Latvia, England, Portugal, Spain, Chile, Hungary). Premiere was held in 2007, August 17 in the frameworks of the International Videoart Festival “Waterpieces 07”.

Participants
Idea/ project manager Inese Upeniece
Performers Simona Orinska, Sandris Majors, Juris Upenieks, Inese Upeniece, Myriam Ojeda, Esztella Levkó, Elena Fortuny, Celso Carvajal, Andreia Luis, Christian Miles  
Video Helmuts Apsis, Līga Stibe, Toms Rihards Jansons


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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk4gbwcnsSI



Street performances in Venice and Barcelona / 2004


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The Mirror Creatures / 2003

Once Mirror Creatures and Human Beings lived in the harmony. Myth and reality, subtle and primitive, imagination and mind were in Unity.  Than Human Beings started to ignore intuitive, irrational part of mind… / after H.L. Borhess

Participants
Idea, costumes, performance Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Movement theatre GX
Choreography Iveta Spārberga
Sound artist Ivars Preimanis
Singer Baiba Berķe

Project history
2003, January Performance in the S. Orinska’s poetry selection “The Mirrorsteps” opening event (New Riga Theatre, Latvia).

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Blood Dah Over the Breasts / 2002

Performance was held in the event for the most famous Latvian writer Rainis (Riga, Museum of Latvian theatre director E. Smilgis). In the base of the performance – play written by Rainis “The Fire and the Night”.

Participants
Idea, costumes, performance Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Movement theatre GX
Choreography Iveta Spārberga


OPEN AIR PERFORMANCES


Stone Seed for Israel / October 2009
Closing performance of the creative season “Stone. Movement”, dedicated to Israel culture. 
What is farewell of the stone? Is it like letting children to go into his life, is it wrapping of bread in the white cloth or flying in the air-baloon?

Participants
Idea Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Laboratory of Stage Arts, Butoh Studio
Sound artist Artis Gulbis

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Awakening / June 2009
Opening performance of the creative season “Stone. Movement”, dedicated to Israel culture.

How it is ancient belief in Jew’s legend there are special stone in the top of the temple mountain. It is called  - Stone of the Core. It was made from the Earth and everything what lives is made from that. God made Adam from the Stone’s dust. Abraham wanted to sacriface his son on this Stone. Jacob used this Stone as a pillow and dreamed about angels who leviate in the sky. For keeping everything alive it is needed to take out the Stone from the Earth and after – to put it in the top of the temple mountain.

There are really proof evidences if the Stone also is in the Earth of Pedvale. Only when four energies are unite, it will be possible to take off the Stone from the Earth and to put it on the God Chair in Pedvale. Only then all living beings can keep alive.

They will came through weeps, laugh, born and sacrifaces. They will come through bloodline chanting one prayer.  

Participants
Idea, choreography Simona Orinska
Performers Butoh Studio
Sound artist (accordion) Iļja šneiveiss. He is also percussionist and pianist who founded music group “Forshpil”. He is taking part in traditional Jew’s music workshops and festivals in Russia, Germany, Great Britain and Canada.

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Landscape of the Body / May 2008
Opening performance of the creative season “Stone.Time”.

“If all pails are empty
There is no reason to wake up
If the night came in the morning
There is a hole in the Universe
If there are stones laying down in the field
It is weakness of God’s will
For getting right order back
It is necessary for the stones to wake up!”

Participants
Idea, choreography Simona Orinska
Poetry Larisa Jaņina
Performers Butoh Studio
Sound landscape PuseH PuseW
Video artist Līga Stibe

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Mud / 2007
To feel taste of the Earth, its sweetness on my tongue. To be base-hearted in the Earth. To be in Animal’s skin.

Participants
Idea Modris Tenisons, Simona Orinska
Performer Simona Orinska
Photographer Jānis Deinats, Fotostudio

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/SimonaOrinska#p/u/9/Y7kyG9rw1oY



Pedvale’s Tree of Stone / October 2007
Closing performance of the creative season “Stone. Landscape”.

There is a story if once per thousand years the heart of hill opens in Pedvale. Than the beautiful young lady – the soul of the hill came out. She plants the Seeds of Stone. There are Mothers of Stone which protect all Seeds of Stone, they can also give power for opening the hill. If somebody gives attention and love to the planted seed than the Tree of Stone will burst into blossom. If nobody sees the Tree of Stone than it transforms into bones of stones. Blooming Tree of Stone just for a moment will alive into sounds, voices, colours and movements. There is a rainbow’s bridge of wealth, richness and joy which gives its favours to Pedvale. After that Mothers put the Tree of Stone for winter’s sleep. In the springtime they will awake it again.
 
Participants
Idea Simona Orinska, Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania)
Performers Simona Orinska, Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania), Laboratory of Stage Arts
Sound landscape Voldemārs Johansons, Marko Donnarumma (Italy)
Video artist Līga Stibe

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Con-Jura-Tion / June 2007
Opening performance of the creative season “Stone. Landscape”.

The stone = hard drive of the Earth memories. The place of sacrifices = dimples in the stone’s landscape = uterus of the stone. Giving of frame = structure. Giving of the name = giving form and meaning. In = inside substance. Can = manage. Giving = forming, cyclization. Stone giving birth. The soul of stone. Sacrifice.

Participants
Idea Simona Orinska
Performers Simona Orinska, Butoh studio, Agrita Vidže

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The Axis of the Universe / June 2006
Opening performance of the creative season “Timespace”.

There is marked the center of Universe in the X, Y and Z axis. Asymmetrical play of the wool’s threads – to build the world, to make sky’s roof and our shelter. Ritual of movement through, above, opposite and inwardly.  The moment of time-space creation.

Participants
Idea, performers, costumes Simona Orinska, Laboratory of Stage Arts

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The Unconscious Object – Human / May 2005
Opening performance of the creative season “The Unknown Element”.

Metaphorical movement improvisation – oppositional play of the Nature and the Art. The crash and opposition of Natural and Artificial elements. There are cocoons inwrought on all branches. Than comes the new one which comes into the world and loses its navel-string as a connection to the Nature. It starts to go blindly for a metaphor of beauty – Creature of Roses – the super-face of show-windows. The human in searching of the lost Paradise.   

Participants
Idea, costumes, performance Simona Orinska
Performers Laboratory of Stage Arts, studio theatre AKA

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I am Against / May 2002
Opening performance of the creative season „Watersupply”.

Participants
Idea, costumes Sandra Bergmane
Performers Simona Orinska, movement theatre „GX”



Fire River / May 2001
Opening performance of the creative season „The Fireland”.

Participants
Idea, costumes, masks Sandra Bergmane
Performers Simona Orinska, movement theatre „GX”
Sound artist Solvita Lodiņa


 

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