LILA: THE DEMIURGE’S SECRET PLAY 

LILA: THE DEMIURGE’S SECRET PLAY 


VISUAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE

“LILA: The demiurge’s secret play” is a puppet, dance, opera and shadow theatre performance for adults and youth. By denouncing the traditional literariness of Lithuanian theatre, the multi-genre performance reminds us of the universality of the Spanish baroque theatre. It’s an allegorical story of two complementary plots. From a view of a key-hole you can see how Earth that was born out of a single accidental idea of the Creator millions of years ago. It is an allegorical dream that universally tells us about the three bases of our existence that have reached the limit of their interrelationship – the man, the earth and the god. 


YOUR LIFES ILLUSION

The main axis of the performance is an world full of accidents and paradoxes because of a lousy demiurge to create the world. So it’s a playful plot of kaleidoscopic images. It takes us inside the collective cultural conscience of the world and making fun of various cultural icons of their time. In the second part of the performance we are experience a futuristic and post-apocalyptic world. The forest spirits of the earth sees destroction by man. It wakes up seek vengeance for the one who enslaved the world. For the one whom has forgotten about the truth in his illusory war games.


INSPIRATION

The name of the performance “LILA” in Hinduism means the cosmic play of God-Creator which helps him create the illusory world just like a performance. Therefore, the entire world and all of it’s images is a phenomena because the entire universe is nothing more but a mirage. In other words, an interchanging forms that occupy the man’s attention while the true reality remains inside of him. The creators of the performance want to address this eternal confrontation between the man’s inner and outer worlds. Which one of those worlds is the real one? What can still be considered real? Who is the author of this humane vanity? 
The performance is inspired by the Lithuanian legends, Eastern mythology, the novel by V. Pelevin “T”, F. Dostoyevsky’s story “A funny man’s dream” and by “Suite of legends” by the Lithuanian composer F. Bajoras. 

Duration: 90 min. Premiere: 15 March, 2017 



The performance is partly funded by

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PERFORMANCE CREATIVE TEAM:

Script writer and director – Žilvinas VINGELIS 
Stage designer – Neringa KERŠULYTĖ 
Choreographer – Christina BATIAN 
Assistant director – Daina ULMYTĖ 
Video projections – Rimas SAKALAUSKAS, Kornelijus JAROŠEVIČIUS 
Musical consultant – Gabrielius Simas SAPIEGA 
Musicians: Dovilė KAZONAITĖ (Soprano), Tadas MOTIEČIUS (Accordion)
Dancers: Ana Filipovič, Žilvinas BENIUŠEVIČIUS
Performers: Mindaugas ANCEVIČIUS, Šarūnas GEDVILAS, Rūta KUMPIKAITĖ, Lijana MUŠTAŠVILI, Imantas PRECAS, Edita ZĖČIŪTĖ, Asta STANKŪNAITĖ, Dainius TARUTIS, Indrė LIUTKEVIČIŪTĖ