Mother and son - who doesn’t know them, the roles given to each family member that determine life even far beyond our own four walls. Female artists with children in particular find themselves in a balancing act between creative development and care work. This has been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. Instead of despairing at this situation, dancer and choreographer Raimonda Gudavičiūtė invited her eight-year-old son Elias to be part of her artistic work. Following a short film in the spring, Raimonda and Elias now take to the stage together. What begins as a family’s story develops into an empathetic dialogue between two experts, who not only share their knowledge of breakdance and contemporary dance, but develop entirely new perspectives on mother and son, gender roles and the relationship between art and life. (M)other is a piece not only for parents and their children, but for everyone who juggles with different roles in life.
Choreography, Concept: Raimonda Gudavičiūtė
Dramaturgy, Concept: Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė
Dance: Raimonda Gudavičiūtė, Elias Haun
Set Design, Animation: Medilė Šiaulytytė
Music: Richard Millig
A Raimonda Gudavičiūtė/Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė production.
A production of Raimonda Gudavičiūtė/Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė, co-produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Hessische Staatsballett as part of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Naspa Foundation.
Photo: De-Da Productions