Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė
Sun & Sea
Music, Visual Arts
Price EUR 18
Language English with German translation
Duration Each loop lasts aprox. 55 min. / Yellow flags will mark the end.
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Dates
19 May
Friday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
 
20 May
Saturday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30 and 9.30pm
 
21 May
Sunday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
22 May
Monday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
23 May
Tuesday
Time 6.30pm*, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
19 May
Friday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
 
20 May
Saturday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30 and 9.30pm
 
21 May
Sunday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
22 May
Monday
Time 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
23 May
Tuesday
Time 6.30pm*, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm
 
© Evgenia Levin © Courtesy of the artists
© Evgenia Levin © Courtesy of the artists
© Neon Realism © Courtesy of the artists

Sun & Sea remains one of the greatest achievements in performance of the last 10 years (...)" The New York Times

Down on the sandy beach, sunseekers eager to relax have spread out their beach towels. Plastic spades, beach balls, and Tupperware: these flashes of colour shimmer upwards from the uniformly beige still life towards the audience’s bird’s-eye view. As they lounge about, the singers and performers describe their holidays in a sequence of 24 songs: ‘My boy is eight and a half / and he’s already been swimming in / the Black / the Yellow / the White / the Red / the Mediterranean / Aegean seas / and we’ll visit the remaining ones this year’ go the lyrics of Wealthy Mommy’s Song. The indoor beach opera Sun & Sea, (by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė) which picked up a Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, provides food for thought on such topics as capitalism and climate change, tourism and privilege. While the affluent holidaymakers indulge in their hedonism down below, the audience gets to view the whole scene from above.

Artistic Team

Concept, development Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė Direction, Set design Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė Text Vaiva Grainytė With Aliona Alymova, Svetlana Bagdonaitė, Raminta Barzdžiukienė, Marco Cisco, Sebastian de la Cour, Gabija Damanskytė, Justina Damanskytė, Nabila Dandara, Daniel Monteagudo Garcia, Claudia Graziadei, Vincentas Korba, Yates Norton, Eglė Paškevičienė, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Nora Petrocenko, Kalliopi Petrou, Jonas Statkevičius, Lukas Vaičiūnas and Alexandru Cosarca, Samira Fux, Kai Götting, Vasilisa Grebenshchikova, Ante Gröning, Carl Gröning, Franziska Gröning, Eva Kaltenbrunner, Anna Lyssenko, Elisaveta Lyssenko, Julia Pitsch, Thierry Robert, Claus Peter Steppi, Ivan Strelkin, Defne Uluer, Lorenz Waller, Vincent Waller Composition, Musical direction Lina Lapelytė Curator Lucia Pietroiusti Tour producer Aušra Simanavičiūtė Production management, Stage management Erika Urbelevič Technical direction Lique Van Gerven, Dovydas Korba, Istvan Tomas Sound engineering Romuald Chaloin Galiauskas Translation Rimas Uzgiris (English)

Production

Production Sun & Sea Original production Neon Realism

Premiere May 2019, Biennale di Venezia

Age recommendation

12+

Please note

No seating

A big "Thank you" from the Wiener Festwochen

The performance on 23 May at 6.30pm is a private event for people resident in Vienna who dedicate themselves daily to helping their fellow human beings.

Acknowledgement

The performances in Vienna are supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Austria.

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