The initial purpose of the movie is to scrutinize movement under the water, however, the water itself and experiencing water disclosed topics of a person’s physiological, psychological and emotional conditions that later became the essence of the scrutiny – the topic of an interpersonal relationship took a broader context of a relationship with the inner self, the ability to slow down under the water and also in life, just simply allowing yourself to be and stay. The importance of self-observation emerged – you distance yourself from the rest of the world, it’s just you and the water. And then you hear your physical body, all the senses and your thoughts – you become transparent. There is this magic moment – the boundary between you and the water dissolves, making it hard to determine where it ends and where you begin. You are free – you are yourself.
This film examines the phenomenon of apnea, which in Greek means holding your breath.
Erika Vizbaraitė is a choreographer who started her path as a dancer from classical ballet – after graduating the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art Gymnasium, she danced in the National Opera and Ballet Theater where she took interest in contemporary dance and found passion in choreography. She has staged contemporary dance performances, video dance movies, choreography for musicals, operas, various cultural and art projects.
Apnea / Apnea (2020, experimental dance film)
MA 108 / MA 108 (2020, short dance film)