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In this page you can discover the finalist for the Theatre discipline in the Yellow Area (Northen Europe) rated by the audience and a professional Jury at the event in Vilnius, Lithuania, on June 25th.

One winner of each discipline will partecipate to the Biennial MArteLive in December and will have the chance to participate in Art residencies and more prizes.

Discover the greatest artists from the Northern Europe countries and keep supporting every talent!


Finalist Northern Europe


Klaipėda, Lithuania

Æmotion Theatre is a troup of 25 acting students based in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, formed by an actor and professor Valentinas Masalskis in 2019. Spending most of our time practicing acting, rhythmics and music – we feel greatly inspired to share our love for art with the world. 

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From the very beggining of our formation we immersed into many activities in order to mature as artists. We have been a part of various workshops such as: The History of Documentary Theatre with Lithuanian director Loreta Vaskova; the gathering of various Lithuanian theatre artists, Jauno teatro dienos, established by our course head V. Masalskis; we had an opportunity to practice with Hungarian director Arpad Schilling while he was working on hist spectacle in Klaipėda, Lithuania; we were a helping hand to Taško teatras in their historical and artistic performance Pasivaikščiojimas.
Our debut performance occured in 2020, during annual Lithuanian cultural event Kultūros naktys – where we carried out our visual and rhythmical performance Tabulas Musica, in Presidency Square, Vilnius.

Work description
The rhythmic performance “Tabulas Musica” is an unusual take on portraying some of the biggest and most common issues of human society – rush, ignorance,closed-mindedness, even selfishness, lost feeling of community. The act includes rhythmic, singing and even dancing routines which raise the question of society’s problems, but also adds a humorous spice to it. Such performance is a way to help the viewers reflect and recognize themselves in certain situations, where they can feel excluded or otherwise – being the ones who shut themselves out. “Tabulas Musica” translated from Latin means “music of boards”, during the performance wooden boards are used as a way to show how sounds and movement can be found anywhere, all you have to do is stop and just listen. Our act would not be as mesmerizing without the vast number of acting students moving as one, that is why synchronicity, harmonious sounds and togetherness are the main gestures of this performance, which even creates a sense of army soldiers. Such precision and power delivered by our team is undoubtedly exciting, inclusive and one of a kind.

Hand shadow theatre “Budrugana Lietuva”

Vilnius, Lithuania

Hand-shadow theater “Budrugana Lithuania” is a group of professional actors who were gathered by Doc. Vytautas V. Landsbergis in 2014 at Klaipeda Art Academy. In 2015-2017 the group were studying acting and unique hands shadow technique in Georgia, Tbilisi. Their mentor and teacher was one of the most famous Georgian actors and directors, hands shadow theater founder and professor, Gela Kandelaki.
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For now theater is active in performing shadow theatre performances and by giving hands shadow workshops in all Lithuania cities.
Theater repertoire:
“The Four seasons” director: Gela Kandelaki, composer: Teimuraz Bakuradze.
”Tales of Apples” director: Justas Tertelis. ”Umbra” director: Šarūnas Datenis, composer: Vytautas Leistrumas.
Artwork description

It’s a story about contemporary human being. He moves and drowns in the rhythms of electronic music together with a crowd, which guides to consume and breath at enormous speed. Person experiences painful loneliness despite being part of a crowd. Existence evolves into emptiness where everything disappears like a mirage. It is time to face yourself. Like a breeze of fresh air, breathing brings essential answers. Breathing and confidence, that is all that person ever truly needed.

“Taško” theatre

Klaipėda, Lithuania

We believe that the connection between the theatre director who imagines the idea, the actor who embodies it, and spectator who observes the idea‘s personification perfectly reflects the collective interpretation of reality phenomenon. 

Theatre proves that reality could be artificially created when a group of people agrees to the certain rules of interpretation and that reality is never finished or defined but is being created every time from scratch as people communicate and interact.

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The uniqueness of “Taško“ theatre is collectivity, sincerity, musicality and colorful unexpected forms, for example, in the musical performances we use instruments we make ourselves from everyday household items. Our team values the connection with the audience of different ages and that‘s why our theatre‘s repertoire includes performances of a wide variety – chamber theatre, musicals, immersive theatre, comedies, tragicomedies and even horror fairytales.
In 2017 “Taško“ theatre was established by theatre director Valentinas Masalskis and music composer Nijolš Sinkevičiūtš. In 2020 this companionship was acknowledged as a professional theatre by the Minister for Culture of Lithuania.

Work Description
J. Campbell – one of the most famous American professors who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion – in the introduction of his book writes: “Throughout the inhabited world, in all times and under every circumstance, the myths of man have flourished; and they have been the living inspiration of whatever else may have appeared out of the activities of the human body and mind. It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation.“ (“The Hero with the Thousand Faces“). The actors of “Taškas” theatre are searching for universal examples of the primitive community’s mythology and according to them they create an interpretation for their own myth. The story being created throughout the performance – the trip of humanity since it’s creation till the doom – is based on cultural heritage of the old civilizations: the national epic of Karelia and Finland; the Maori songs; Jainism mythology; the myths of South Africa tribes and Ancient Lithuanians. Using the instruments made from everyday household items and shadows created by dancing lights we want to fulfill everyone’s subconsciousness with allegories to the mythology.

Other selected artists but not admitted to the semifinals

Lashao Gabunia

Tiblisi, Georgia

I was born and raised in Tbilisi. Because my grandparents were actors, theatre has always been a part of my life. I knew from the beginning that I would join this field, and my first step was to enter the Shota Rustaveli Theater University in Tbilisi with an acting degree. I am also interested in modernist and postmodernist art, however, in order to do that, I think it is necessary to study classical material.

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In parallel with my studies, I worked in various workshops, performances and filming, for example a role in King Lear directed by Andriy Zholdak.

Work description
My performance, which I also wrote and directed, is dedicated to transgender people living in Georgia who want to live freely, but their rights and freedoms are neglected by the state. In this country, they cannot move about safely, express themselves, grow, learn, or work because of prejudices.

Tiblisi, Georgia

I’m 27 years young, male, who is very much interested in the art. I work for the Movement Theatre of Georgia where I take care of lighting the stage. I’ve worked here for more than 2 years now and I’ve been involved in many artistic event. I think it’s super important for humans to attend artistic events to clear their minds and be calm and productive in their fields.
Work Presentation
It’s about the famous work of Goethe, Faust. The play is non-verbal and everything is presented with movement. The short story of play is about the devil’s constant wrestling for the temptation of the man. The Lord permits the Mephistopheles to test the Faust with any temptation and take him to the abyss. Performance includes Mimodrama, Butoh style and air acrobatics. The play is made by Kakha Bakuradze and he is showing us his own vision of how the devil insists on tempting the man.

Gigi Loria

Tiblisi, Georgia

Born in 1990. 2005-2007 He studied at the theater school-studio “Berikebi”.
In 2007-2011 he entered the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State Theater University of Georgia, at the Faculty of Drama Acting in the field of pantomime.

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Since 2008 he is an actor of the Shalikashvili State Pantomime Theater of Georgia, has played in more than 30 different performances and still participates in repertoire performances.
. Graduates with a master’s degree in drama directing in September 2020. He has staged performances and has also worked as an assistant, participating in various festivals and events as an actor and director.
📌 In 2019, He was awarded with the Grand Prix at the International Pantomime Festival in Belgrade.

Work description

The play addresses the topic of gender and sexual violence that we meet at every step. In the existential world, the human psyche is disturbed, the conflict between its subconscious and the conscious creates an existing environment, which is presented in the form of internal and external war. The characters explore their own subconscious. They do not react appropriately to the existing environment in an emotional state, however, see the only solution in love.

Chernihiv, Ukraine

Delight is a creative team, the best in the genre of the shadow theatre from Ukraine.
Shadow Theatre Delight shows the highest class of the skill and ability to interact with the shadow. Achievement is that we have conquered that no one could. The art of shadow is to give it grace, set the rhythm of the movement of performances – it’s all about the shadow theatre Delight.

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Acrobatic team, tracers, dancers, gymnasts create a variety of compositions, figures of animals, people and the history of human progress.
Delight has extensive experience in the show of the shadow theatre, and now we have performance all over the world. Ukraine, Germany, China, Kuwait, France, Qatar, Portugal, and it is only the beginning of our creative take-off in a show of shadows.
Shadow theatre Delight comes up with new concepts to keep the audience in suspense the whole performance, causing him to feel a variety of emotions.

Work Description
In the context of the global Pandemic, we all miss going to the Theaters.
We invite you to plunge into the on-line Shadow theater Delight, and see the whole fairy tale, history and have fun with us.
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