Cie A M A/Anna-Marija Adomaitytė (Lithuania/Switzerland) Pas de deux

April 15

Arts Printing House, Black Hall

Concept and choreography: Anna-Marija Adomaitytė

Dance: Mélissa Guex and Victor Poltier

Sound and light design: Gautier Teuscher

After her first performance presented in 2020, Anna-Marija Adomaitytė continues to research the standardisation of gestures and the endurance of the body. workpiece focused on the body at work in fast-food restaurants. Pas de deux moves the study of their resistance within the norms of heterosexual love. On a deep blue floor, a woman and a man perform the gestures of a couple. The surrounding audience hear their breath quicken, perceive an impatient hand, a fading gaze… One suspects evasion in these frantic movements transfigured by exhaustion, which jeopardise the pas de deux itself. Like a gust of wind on all-powerful romanticism, Adomaityte’s Pas de deux takes the duo out of programmed madness.

This year Pas de deux has been selected to be part of the European dance network Aerowaves.

Born in Lithuania, Anna-Marija Adomaitytė studied Contemporary Dance at La Manufacture (Haute école des arts de la scène) in Switzerland. Currently based in Geneva, Anna-Marija is an associated artist at L’Abri. Her first solo creation, workpiece, was presented in Lithuania, Switzerland and France. Pas de deux, a new dance piece of Anna-Marija, explores how two bodies resist against the violence of the norm inside the couple. Pas de deux premiered in La Bâtie – Festival de Genève. In parallel of her choreographic work, Anna-Marija holds Master’s degree in Fine Arts at ECAL (École cantonal d’art de Lausanne).