dance, 2006

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“Dance”, 2006, single-channel video, 3 min
This vision of a wind-beaten polka dot dress that infers a young-girl blossoming into maturity comes, not only from fashion history, but from Lithuanian cinema. An excerpt from the Lithuanian feature film “The Last Day of Holidays” (director A. Zebriunas, 1964) that is a Lithuanian classic, with a girl in a polka-dotted dress dancing at the seaside, has been used in the project. Her improvised dance is a manifestation of careless childhood combined with physical attractiveness symbolic of entrance into the adult world.

Schoolchildren from the Vilnius Balys Dvarionas Musical School were invited to create a soundtrack for this subtle dance sketch. In the video the excerpt of the girl dancing is repeated five times to different music, each newly composed soundtrack reveals a wide range of emotions.