The Art of Making Dance

9 May 2023,

The Art of Making Dance by Lithuanian dancer and choreographer Dovydas Strimaitis is based on a reduced movement material. Repetitive individual movements that gradually change in a subtle process. Formalized, distinct and almost raw steps are presented as material. In the words of the artist: “as if on a dissecting table”.A trance-like, hammering beat by sound designer Gedas Mekšriūnas runs through the performance.

Dovydas Strimaitis (b. 1997) is a Lithuanian contemporary dance artist living and working between France and Belgium. At the age of twelve, Strimaitis started training in various dance styles, including line dancing, show dance, and eventually contemporary dance. In 2015, he enrolled in a dance bachelor’s degree program at Codarts (NL). Before obtaining his degree in 2019, he interned with Jitti Chompee at 18 MONKEYS DANCE THEATER (Bangkok, Thailand), and Marina Mascarell at The Gothenburg Opera Dance Company. From 2019 to 2022, Strimaitis was a dancer at The National Ballet of Marseille under the direction of La Horde. Since 2019, Strimaitis has also been teaching workshops and classes on floorwork, both to professional dancers and dance students (in Lithuania, France, Italy, and Switzerland).

Dovydas Strimaitis The Art of Making Dance is part of STHLM DANS – an international contemporary dance festival in Stockholm 4-14 May 2023. More information about STHLM DANS.

Tuesday 9 May at 3 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Free, no ticket needed

Dovydas Strimaitis. Photo: Dmitrij Matvejev