LMTA Modern dance students
Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija Vilnius
Choreographed by Aira Naginevičiūtė, the dance performance Druska (Salt) is a reflection on grand themes of time and existence which uses as its stage language only light, music and contemporary dance. The piece was born out of a task set for students at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, who were asked to create short studies based on the works of painters from various epochs. As course leader, Naginevičiūtė drew the students' work together into Druska, a piece notable for the fact that it doesn't pursue literal representations of historic images – visual art and contemporary dance are instead linked only by the invisible thread of the performance. Aira Naginevičiūtė is a choreographer, a contemporary dance course leader, and the author of many successful contemporary dance performances. In 2003 she became the first choreographer to receive the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Award for her dance performance Processes.