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Show photographer Gabrielius Jauniškis

Miss Plastica: CONCENT

  • Show time

    Wed 7.6. at 6:30 PM

  • Age limit +18 years

Baltic Take Over is a festival, a radical experiment, a crash course on Baltic arts, and the destination of a road trip from Lithuania to Helsinki. Curators from each country have invited artists from all three countries to take over the city of Helsinki. Dance House Helsinki will provide stage for two performances.

With this work, the choreographer is analyzing the concept of consent and lack of it to his opinion in our society. This work also scratches on ideas such as functioning by default and passive agreement without questioning. Povilas Bastys is exploring certain cultural areas where consent is a base element, and then he mixes it with situations in a society where he feels that it's being disregarded or manipulated into otherwise.

Performance will be led by Miss Plastica, drag queen alter ego that choreographer has been researching since 2013. This character will be stretching boundaries with the audience by diving into the world of BDSM and its aspects of domination and submission. Also will explore certain martial arts and its connection to certain aspects of gender and power projection through its performativity.

Through these and other visual consent representations the creator will strip away certain ideas and play with it through an aim to transform into visual dialogue with himself towards discomfort and feeling of a restrain in our society. Using visually strong aesthetics, the choreographer hopes to provide a different view on certain situations and certain cultures through the filter of consent and choice of it that ideally we should always have. Performance aims to alert conscious decision making rather than functioning by default and provides a personal view on that.

Age recommendation + 18 yrs. The performance contains loud noises and blinking lights.

Povilas Bastys

Povilas Bastys is contemporary dancer/choreographer who is devoted to the world of drag and human body visual, transformative abilities that he explores in his works. Since 2015 Povilas has been emerged into the cabaret culture. Now he organizes such events in Lithuania and works on a ways to present and mix that culture on a theater stages.

Konstantin Kosovec

Konstantin Kosovec is an artist of contemporary circus, who has been practicing quite a number of disciplines since 2008, mostly aerial acrobatics, attending lessons of different disciplines and working independently. Since 2013 he participates in the development of circus and dance performances, merging different art branches together.

The piece is part of The Baltic Take Over festival, during which two pieces will be presented at Dance House Helsinki. The Baltic Take Over festival co-curated by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, and Lithuanian Dance Information Centre provides contexts in which to present Baltic work, under the lens of Baltic curators. The festival is in collaboration with URB Festival (www.urb.fi), Kiasma Theatre, Annantalo, Viirus Theatre, Mad House Helsinki and with the help from Eskus, Takamo, Tanssin Talo, TINFO and Circus Dance Finland. Baltic Take Over has been centrally funded by Baltic Culture Fund and The Nordic-Baltic NGO Program from the Office of Nordic Ministers Latvia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Lithuanian Culture Council. All program of the festival can be found at www.baltictakeover.com.

Read more about the other Baltic Take Over piece presented at Dance House Helsinki.

Ticket information

Tickets are sold by Baltic Take Over.

Standard ticket | 15€
Discount ticket | 10 € Students, children, pensioners, unemployed.
Professional ticket
| 10 €

Photo: Gabrielius Jauniškis


Choreography, costume, makeup and performance

Povilas Bastys


Konstantin Kosovec


Karolina Ramonė

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