Lord of Beef
— Ieva Misevičiūtė

Thursday, 11 June 2015,
RADA, Bloomsbury

An hour-long performance incorporating a series of impersonations; dance and speech acts depicting objects, people, phenomena, and philosophical concepts. Lord of Beef goes back to the primal mimetic act that lies at the very basis of theatre and comedy, exploring theatrical artifice, ritual and a space of compromised logic where dance and language meet. The last impersonation of the show is based on the Butoh tongue dance technique, where the performer’s body gradually surrenders to the movement itself.

Lord of Beef co-directed and Butoh training by Vangeline.

Ieva Misevičiūtė is a New-York based performance artist, working in both visual arts and theater. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work. Currently she is working on her Tongue PHD, in which the tongue pierces the head to tickle the bottom of the gut.

Misevičiūtė worked as a clown in the circus throughout her youth, has backgrounds in various movement and improvisation techniques; holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

She has performed in such venues as (selected): The Kitchen, New York; Time-Based Art Festival, Portland; Beursschouwburg theater, Brussels; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; de Appel art center, Amsterdam; Playground Festival, STUK, Leuven; Center Pompidou, Paris; Western Front, Vancouver; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Performa 09 at Swiss Institute, New York; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition Biel-Bienne, Le Mouvement: Performing the City.

Misevičiūtė’s recent curated projects include the 11th International Baltic Triennial (retitled Mindaugas Triennial), CAC, Vilnius (co-curator); a night of performances Alligators! at de Appel art center, Amsterdam,
She was recently a speaker at the Sommerakademie 2014 im Zentrum Paul Klee and is a visiting lecturer at Malmö Art Academy.

For further information and bio: www.ieva.co