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Łukasz Twarkowski, Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras

Techno music, film, theatre and visual arts – it all comes together in Respublika to form a world unto itself. The audience is invited into an alternative, utopian world. Here, everyone is free to come and go, to eat, drink and take part in a six-hour trip. 

What might a fairer society look like? Can we learn to live together in a more environmentally conscious and peaceful way, realising that the concept of freedom can be linked not only to individual advancement, but social progress too?  

With these questions in mind, members of the multilingual ensemble around director, video artist and raver Łukasz Twarkowski have abandoned everyday concerns. As an experiment, they retreated into the forests of Lithuania to live as a micro community and grapple with existential questions, but also with their own despair and desires. Twarkowski followed this process with his camera. Together with author Joanna Bednarczyk, visual artist Fabien Lédé, composer Bogumil Misala, DJ Spectribe, choreographer Pawel Sakowicz and the performers, he created a six-hour mockumentary for the stage that sweeps away the audience and encourages it to reflect on new ways of living together. 

The DJ regularly takes over, and actors and the audience meet on the dance floor. Once the performance is over, the dance party goes on... 

This performance lasts a total of six hours. However the visitors are welcome to come in later, or stay for a shorter period of time.

Please note! This performance uses strobe lighting and loud sound.
Drinks & bites will be available during Respublika.

Afterparty at RadioRadio
After Respublika ends, stay in the flow, and head to the club night at RadioRadio on the Westergas site (at a reduced price). more info


Thu June 22 2023 7:00 PM

Fri June 23 2023 7:00 PM


  • default € 35
  • HF Young € 20
  • CJP/student/scholar € 12
  • series ticket € 31,50

language & duration

  • English, Lithuanian, Russian surtitles: English, Dutch

  • 6 hours (met 1 pauze)

exist, we will always love and dance – even in the very worst of times.
  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • © Andrej Vasilenko

  • Lukasz Twarkowski, filmmaker, theatremaker and visual artist

    © Kris Ćwik


direction Łukasz Twarkowski production Vidas Bizunevičius, Lithuania National Drama Theatre text Joanna Bednarczyk dramaturgy Joanna Bednarczyk set Fabien Lédé video design Karol Rakowski, Adomas Gustainis choreography Paweł Sakowicz composition Bogumił Misala costume design Svenja Gassen lighting design Julius Kuršys, Dainius Urbonis stage technicians Karolis Juknys direction assistance Eglė Švedkauskaitė assistance dramaturgy Simona Jurkuvėnaitė assistance set design Rokas Valiauga advice cinematography Simonas Glinskis sound design Karolis Drėma, Adomas Koreniukas light operator Edvardas Osinskis, Dainius Urbonis video technology Adomas Gustainis cinematography Šarūnas Liudas Prišmontas, Naglis Kristijonas Zakaras, Ričard Žigis editing Vytenis Kriščiūnas production assistant Lukrecija Gužauskaitė translation Vyturys Jarutis coproduction Münchner Kammerspiele with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Lithuania, Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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