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National premiere

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

Sun & Sea





Imagine a beach – you on it, or better: watching from above. The burning sun, sunscreen and bright bathing suits, and sweaty palms and legs. Tired limbs sprawled lazily across a mosaic of towels. Imagine the occasional squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. The musical rhythm of waves in the surf, a soothing sound (on this particular beach, not elsewhere). The rustling of plastic bags whirling in the air, then silently floating, jellyfish-like, below the waterline. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. Then a chorus of songs: everyday songs, songs of worry and of boredom, songs of almost nothing. And below them: the slow creaking of an exhausted Earth, a gasp. — Lucia Pietroiusti

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (b.1983, based in Vilnius) works as a filmmaker, theatre director and visual artist.
Vaiva Grainytė‘s (b. 1984, based in Lithuania and Canada) text-based practice shifts between genres, interdisciplinary theatre works and publications.
Lina Lapelyte’s (b.1984, works in Vilnius and London) performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes and nostalgia.

Co-presentation with:
Alkantara FestivalCentro de Arte Moderna (CAM) - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Culturgest, presented on November 10th (extra session), 11th and 12th, at Culturgest



participatory opera

climate crisis

© Andrej Vasilenko

© Andrej Vasilenko

© Andrej Vasilenko

© Andrej Vasilenko

© Andrej Vasilenko

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RivoliStage Grand Auditorium


Aditional info

  • Price 12€
    Duration 1h
    Age rating 12+
    Additional information Show spoken in English without subtitles (libretto delivery with Portuguese translation)

Author's bio text

Ficha Técnica

  • Concept and development Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė
    Director and set designer Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
    Lyrics Vaiva Grainytė
    Composer and music director Lina Lapelytė
    Curator Lucia Pietroiusti
    Tour producer Aušra Simanavičiūtė
    Production manager and stage manager Erika Urbelevič
    Technical director Lique Van Gerven
    Libretto translation (from lithuanian to english) Rimas Užgiris
    Libretto translation (from english to portuguese) Nuno Ventura Barbosa
    Sound engineer Romuald Chaloin Galiauskas
    Singing performers Evaldas Alekna, Elena Alymova, Claudia Graziadei, Nabila Dandara, Kalliopi Petrou, Vytautas Pastarnokas, Lukas Vaiciunas, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Marco Cisco, Egle Paskeviciene, Saule Dovydenaite, Aukse Dovydenaite, Svelana Statkeviciene
    Performers Raminta Barzdziukiene, Vincentas Korba, Jonas Statkevicius, Ilona Grainiene, Gabrielius Klimas, Nelson Gomes, Luis Bagorro, Patrícia Pedro Afonso, Armando Correia, Carla Silva, Janith Silva Munasingha, Lara Soares, Pedro Soares Oliveira, João Soares Oliveira, João Vladimiro, Costanza Givone, Gaspar Givone, Joana Fins Faria, Roman Stuckenberg, Sara Jesus Madureira, Maria Jesus Madureira
    Choir Aeternus Cantabile (Cliff Samuel Monteiro Pereira, Crislaine Hildebrant Netto, Maria João Sá Lemos Gomes, Mário Rui Carvalho Correira de Sousa, Joana Marlene Carvalho da Costa, João Pedro Pinto Oliveira, Júlia Anjos Oliveira de Araújo, Raquel Freitas Monteiro Pedra, Sofia Vaz Silva, Tiago André Pereira Torres)
    Visual identity Goda Budvytytė
    Production Sun&Sea
    Founding producer Neon Realism (Lithuania)
    Co-production Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Akademie Schloss Solitude Goethe-Institut, Münchner Kammerspiele, National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, The Momentary, Arkansas
    The project is financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture

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