Agnietė Lisičkinaitė Vilnius, Lithuania


Vilnius, Lithuania
11 July 8:00 pm
12 July 8:00 pm
13 July 8:00 pm
11 July 8:00 pm
12 July 8:00 pm
13 July 8:00 pm

Agnietė Lisičkinaitė presents an experience halfway between a performance and a political intervention, inviting the audience to participate in reconstructing a public space. The Lithuanian artist considers dance a tool for social activism, capable of provoking, stimulating dialogue and triggering thoughts and questions. For a long time, Lisičkinaitė has been investigating the role of the body in protests and how protests are embodied in different cultural, social and religious contexts, starting from the assumption that all protests start and end with human bodies. “HANDS UP” examines the fragile distance between surrender and devotion, reconciliation and resistance. What are the consequences of a non-constructive protest close to recent global movements? What kind of protest do we want to create in the future? Will it be a symbol of freedom or aggression? This ever-evolving research has no single truth or answer.


Agnietė Lisičkinaitė is an independent contemporary dance artist, choreographer and teacher. From 2020 to 2024, she was a chairwoman of the Lithuanian Contemporary Dance Association, of which she is still a member. Lisičkinaitė is a social activist and an artistic action creator. In 2021, she won the Young Artist Prize of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, and in 2022, she was awarded Best Contemporary Choreographer by the Lithuanian Contemporary Dance Association. She has been nominated five times for best dancer and choreographer by the Lithuanian Performing Arts Awards Golden Stage Cross. In 2019, together with her creative partner Greta Grineviciute, she founded the organisation BE COMPANY, which is active in the fields of dance, artistic social activism and cultural education.


Access: accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

piazza Ganganelli, Santarcangelo



idea, coreografia e performance Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
drammaturgia Bush Hartsorn
video Odeta Riškutė
costumi Morta Nakaitė
musica Jokūbas Tulaba
light design Povilas Laurinaitis
prodotto da Domantė Tirilytė | BE COMPANY

progetto realizzato con il supporto di Ambasciata della Repubblica di Lituania a Roma, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre

© Dainius Putinas