Ieva Miseviciutè, 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. Tongue PhD consists of ten chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. This solo piece fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance and Butoh, structured in the format of a PhD dissertation.
Concept, text, choreography and scenography Ieva Miseviciutè | Outside Eye, Butoh training and movement development Vangeline | Light design Eugenijus Sabaliauskas, Andrius Stasiulis | Sound Gediminas Žygus, Sebastian Butt, Charlie Murray | Costume threeASFOUR | Script writing assistance Michael Portnoy | Scenography development Bram Coeman and BUDA, Kortijk | Production and curating Monika Lipšic and Maaike Gouwenberg
Tongue PhD is commissioned and produced by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) and Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. 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.