“Femina” is a contemporary dance performance created by choreographer Sabine Neilande about the search for the superwoman’s gene, about the dual and contradictory image of a woman in society, which has significantly affected the way a modern woman perceives herself.
One of the main themes of the performance is the women’s role in art. An important source of inspiration for the research process was the artist group Guerrilla Girls poster “Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met Museum? ” (1989). It depicts a figure of a naked woman and a text stating that less than 5% of the artists exhibited in the modern art section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, while 85% of the exhibits are women’s naked bodies. The creative team of the performance is interested in how this image of a woman, which we have accustomed ourselves to look at since childhood, has affected a 21st century woman in her daily life, and how it has shaped her relationship with herself.
Artistic team consists of three members of Latvian contemporary dance collective “LDM5” – choreographer Sabine Neilande, dancer Laura Gorodko and scenographer Līga Ūbele, and also director Naubertas Jasinskas, musician Līva Dumpe and video designer Marianna Lapiņa. We have made an international team of artists from Latvia, Lithuania and Netherlands, who have graduated from Latvian Academy of Culture, Art Acadamy of Latvia, Lithuanian Academy of Theater and Music and Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. All of us have already gained experience in various performing arts projects and are currently starting to implement our ideas aiming to appeal both – the general public and performing arts professionals locally and internationally.More Information
Idea, Choreography: Sabīne Neilande
Director: Naubertas Jasinskis (LT)
Performer: Laura Gorodko
Music: Līva Dumpe
Scenography: Līga Ūbele
Design: Marianna Lapiņa
Video: Ildze Jurkovska
Producer: Anete Enikova, association “LDM5”