The AIROS Dance Theatre was established in 2013 by the Lithuanian choreographer and director Aira Naginevičiūtė after more than 25 years of her experience as a dancer and choreographer.
In AIROS company repertory are three complex, large-scale productions created by choreographer Aira Naginevičiūtė – Chimera’s Beads (2013), Glass Gardens (2015), Towers of Melancholy (2016) and site-specific project Hour of the Wolf. All three performances has been marked by nominations of the highest theatre award in Lithuania – the Golden Stage Cross.
At a core of Choreographer performances are artistic innovations, which include spatial scenography, optical music, sound architecture, dance, cinema, text, voice, poetry … and very often used as an aesthetical element “non-beauty”.
In 2017 the AIROS Dance theatre offered an opportunity for youngest generations choreographers. Agnietė Lisičkinaitė in her original choreography „Z+“ deepens understanding of this unique „Z+“ generation.
AIROS Dance Theatre works have been performed throughout Lithuania and abroad. In 2016 Chimera’s Beads opened the Experimental Theatre Biennale in Shenzhen, China, in 2017 Towers of Melancholy – opened International dance Festival Kaay Fecc in Dakar (Senegal). This year, AIROS Dance Theatre is invited to the Baltic Dance Festival in Gothenburg (Sweden) (November 16-17, 2018).
About Aira Naginevičiūtė
Aira Naginevičiūtė entered the professional theatre stage in 1989 when she founded FLUIDUS Dance Company and became one of the creators of contemporary dance in Lithuania. Since then she has created over 30 dance performances and compositions, the most prominent of which are Processus (2002), Pregnant Silence (2005), Ego and ID (2007, 2009), The Moon Does Not Care About Barking Dogs (2008).
In 2003, Aira Naginevičiūtė received the most important theatre award in Lithuania, the Golden Stage Cross (for the performance Processus, 2002). Two years later, she was also nominated for the Golden Stage Cross for the performance Pregnant Silence (2004).
The performances created by Aira have a strong identity characterized by intensely visual stage images, interdisciplinary way of thinking and examinations of inner states of a human being through movement. As a choreographer, she is always on quest of artistic innovations, which involve contemporary music, sounds, dance cinema, improvisation, text, voice and poetry. Her uniqueness lays in her visual and meditational character, seemingly vision-like, full of metaphors and links to philosophical truths, filled with sound architecture.