" The depth of the universe of three rice grains – this is is the credo of the creators of “Siberian Haiku“. "
The Table Theater
The performance is based on the book by Yurga Vilė and Lina Itagaki
WHERE / WHEN
16 05 2019, 4:00 pm.
Klaipeda drama theatre, Chamber hall
Director, scenography Saulė Degutytė
Composer Mantvydas Leonas Pranulis
Costume and light artist Renata Valčik
Acting Balys Ivanauskas
Singing and playing choir „Obuoliai“: Inga Šepetkaitė, Paulina Simutytė, Kristina Baranauskaitė
The creation of the performance was supported by the Lithuanian Council of Culture, and the right to create it according to the book was donated by the publishing house „Aukso žuvys“.
Duration 60 mins
The depth of the universe of three rice grains – this is is the credo of the creators of “Siberian Haiku“. The performance was created according to the texts of Jurga Vilė in the book of the same name. Here, the story of the exile of the writer’s father Algimantas Stakėnas is told through the ten-year-old boy’s lips, and it reveals the fate of many Lithuanians.
The soil became the most important medium of the stage play. All the characters in the story come out of it, and it laconically conveys the historical actions and consequences of war are laconically conveyed through it. As usual in the Table Theater, actor Balys Ivanauskas conveys the main characters – Algiukas, his sister, mother, father, goose Martynas, aunt Petronėlė, soldiers Bulvinis and Duoninis, and others – using various household items. Along with the actor, the choir of the three singers “Obuoliai” contributes to the creation of the atmosphere in the performance. Mantvydas Leonas Pranulis, a young generation composer, chose musical instruments that corresponded to the poverty of exile, favourite instruments of Algiukas – buckets and people’s voices.
With the inventive use of various objects and making them act unexpectedly, the performance “Siberian Haiku“ focuses on the subject of human spiritual freedom and creativity, because in difficult moments it gives strength to even the smallest ones. Although the piece tells about the painful things, the place of plaintive things here is occupied by the playfulness, the light and the haiku – a Japanese poem that “paints“ a natural landscape from a few words, which symbolizes internal human experiences.
As is customary in ‘Table theatre’, various objects are selected for the story, and the seven dwarfs are represented by a drill, spanner, saw, axe, pliers and other garage tools. We therefore hope that the tale that was so beloved by girls will also be interesting to boys.
Nowadays children see adults working with hand tools much rarer. In order to fill this gap, video lessons have been included into the make-up of ‘Who is the fairest of them all?’ Perhaps it will encourage the little ones to try the tools that belong to the world of the father.
The performance is rich in live sounds that are produced by garage tools that also add to the impression of work being performed on stage and providing every main character with its personal sound. Electronic noise music is performed live alongside, creating an emotional ambience on stage, as the creators of the performance supplemented the idea of the seven dwarfs with seven emotions and seven days of the week.