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Ieva Misevičiūtė, Master in Political Science, Master in Cultural Analysis, will finally get her PhD, in one hour, right in front of you, granted by her tongue! The tongue bares the memory of the animal, the instinctual, but also is the main tool with which we express our humanness. It is a bridge between madness and intelligence. I want to get my PhD from THIS institution!
Tongue PhD is a new eclectic solo performance by artist Ieva Misevičiūtė. This ambitious piece consists of twelve chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. Tongue PhD fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance, and Butoh. A pink set with no shadows and no straight lines will soon transport you to the most potent cavity where theory and rhythmic, animalistic loops mingle on equal footings. Long live muscle moving muscle!
Concept, text, choreography and stage design: Ieva Misevičiūtė
Outside eye, Butoh training, and movement development: Vangeline
Producers and coordinators: Monika Lipšic and Maaike Gouwenberg
Light design: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
Sound composer: Gediminas Žygus
Music: Gediminas Žygus, Sebastian Butt, and Charlie Murray
Script co-writer: Michael Portnoy
Scenography development: Arts Centre Buda
Organized for The Kitchen by Matthew Lyons
September 23–24, 8pm
Tongue PhD was developed during a residency at The Kitchen with the commissioning support of Jerome Foundation; is presented as part of Corpus, network for performance practice; and is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tongue PhD was initially commissioned and produced by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) and co-produced by Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) as part of Corpus. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London): www.corpus-network.org. Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The performance was developed through residency support at Arts Centre BUDA (Kortrijk) and STUK (Leuven). Tongue PhD is co-funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
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