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9th July, 2005: Exerese Monobloc/Aura Dance Theatre
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:25 pm ]
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The final day of the festival - can it really be coming to an end?

Performances 09.07

Exerese Monobloc

Aura Dance Theatre
"Aseptic Zone or Lithuanian Songs"

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:17 pm ]
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Aura Dance made a strong impression in Bytom and I enjoyed seeing this work for a second time. One well known American dance writer was particularly impressed. Despite a smaller audience on the day after the class programme ended, the dancers received excellent applause.

Here's the brief comment about the work from my review of the New Baltic Dance Festival:

Aura Dance Theatre’s “Aseptic Zone or Lithuanian Songs” by Birute Letukaite features an authoritarian figure striding around the rectangular edge of the stage for much of the performance. The dancers perform in the centre and their movements illustrate their anxieties in a series of ensemble, trios and solos and in one a dancer confronts the authoritarian figure, but to no avail and he is left in control at the end. With its theatricality and interesting movement, “Aseptic Zone” held my attention throughout, with the first half particularly gripping.

Author:  lucas74 [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:15 am ]
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Exerese monobloc by Janusz Orlik and Pia Libicka
The projet website:

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