During this piece, dozens of performers bring a beach scene to life – sunbathing, playing sports and singing. Sun & Sea is an urgent exploration of our relationship with the planet, the threat climate change presents and the dangers we face if it is ignored.
Presented as Lithuania’s national entry for the 2019 Venice Biennale, Sun & Sea’s all-female creative team – composer Lina Lapelytė, librettist Vaiva Grainytė and director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė – received the festival’s top award, the Golden Lion.
“Sun & Sea remains one of the greatest achievements in performance of the last 10 years: wry, seductive and cunning in ways that reveal themselves days or years later. This is a performance that makes the extinction of the species feel as agreeable as a perfect pop song, and as unforgettable, too.”
— The New York Times