Agnija Šeiko

Agnija Šeiko is a choreographer. She received dance training at the Klaipėda University in Lithuania and at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. She is the author of more than 20 choreography works – dance performances, sketches, dance installations and dance films. Her compositions were performed at various dance festivals and venues both in Lithuania and abroad.

Agnija successfully collaborates with creators of various art forms, which results in dance pieces, followed by the original music, sculpture installations and audiovisual art. Most of the recent pieces of the choreographer are created for theatre performances in a creative collaboration with the directors G. Padegimas, J. Vaitkus and A. Jankevičius.

Now based in Klaipėda, along with freelance choreographing, Agnija gives lectures at the Klaipėda University and is director of the dance theater PADI DAPI FISH.

In 2009 a creative team of mono-opera Izadora including Agnija won the award for Best Debut of 2008 with the “Golden Cross of the Stage”, a prestigious Lithuanian award for theatre achievements.

In 2012 Agnija won the award for Best Choreographer of the Year awarded by the Klaipėda city hall, and in 2013 – for Best Choreographer of the Year 2012 with the “Golden Cross of the Stage”, a prestigious Lithuanian award for theatre achievements.

In 2007 Agnija created the choreography for La Mariée, which focuses on the search for personal freedom in love and relationships. The choreographer creates a dialogue using symbols, images, associations as means to portray the lives of two people, which are pieced together as a puzzle. In the 2009 dance performance she co-created the choreography for Parallel Fantasies, a dance about adults who often find themselves in unsafe and unpredictable situations such as in heavy rain. Then, their hidden memories and inner experiences from the childhood, especially the ones from fairy tales, come to their consciousness.

The dance was created by using storages of dancers’ memories – beloved heroes and motives from their childhood. The artists could interpret and re-read beloved tales of their childhood. The idea was to revive little parts of childhood in the present.