On February 28, 6 pm on the Kaunas Artists’ House stage, you will be able to see nOrmalus theatre project’s poetry performance “Nerkis iš kailio”, which combines performance art, electronic music, classical poetry and also provokes and raises the question of human identity in today’s populist culture.

There is no coherent dramaturgy in the performance – each poem is presented as a stand-alone performance, interpreting poetry in a bold, unusual and non-stereotypical way.

Normal rabbits are at the center of the show. They will try their best to please, to make the audience (and themselves) like them by wearing spectacular masks and gorgeous clothes, charming everyone with their beautiful voices and even prettier moves. They will do their best to avoid meeting the viewer and themselves, hiding their depressed faces and bodies, ashamed of their hoarse voices and uncontrolled movements. Because they are afraid of being themselves. Perhaps they don’t know what it means to be yourself because they are not aware of who they really are.

To find this out the rabbits will have to slowly and painfully – while opening new wounds – shed their fur leaving their casts that were grown according to the latest tendencies of fast-moving consumer goods and social network culture.

Poets: Henrikas Radauskas, Alfonsas Nyka-Niliūnas, Henrikas Nagys, Hernrikas Radauskas, Liūnė Sutema, Kazys Bradūnas ir Vytautas Mačernis.

Director: Monika Klimaitė
Cast: Jolita Seniūnaitė-Lajauskienė, Povilas Adomaitis, Šarūnas Januškevičius
Composer / Performer: Rūta Mur
Mask artist: Indrė Kuršvietytė
Lighting artist: Domas Šiaulytis
Drawing by: Eglė Narbutaitė

Entrance is free of charge.

The poetry performance “Nerkis iš kailio” is part of Kaunas Artists’ House Literature Education Program Trenksmas, which is partially funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture.