attempts in bold
to make you warm
pomegranates have called
please take my palm

Winter Garden explores how warmth can be generated between two bodies
in a space that is cold. Working in the fort we were welcomed by its cold, uneven surfaces and its stillness but rooted presence. This encouraged us to work with a dancing body that is bare and relying on oneself, in order to generate warmth. Each room/space in the fort had its own atmosphere; heavy walls proposed the quality of depth and open meadows guided us to work with vastness. 

'Winter garden' is a part of 'Baterija' - an interdisciplinary festival for cultural heritage taking place at the Kaunas Fortress.

Makers: Sunayana Shetty, Grėtė Šmitaitė
Performers: Vincenz Kokot, Jokūbas Nosovas, Sunayana Shetty, Grėtė Šmitaitė
Musician: Vincenz Kokot
Cameraman: Evaldas Virkietis

Pictures: Evaldas Makarskas


Premiered October 5th 2018

Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture