Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė (born 1983) attended a supplementary school of classical and modern dance, studied Journalism at the Vilnius University and Lithuanian Journalism Centre, has a B.A. degree in German Philology at the Vilnius University and M.A. degree in German Linguistics, Theatre Studies, Journalism and Media Studies at the Free University of Berlin. Ingrida is a member of the Expert Committee on Dance at the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and a Head of Dance and Movement Department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Her academic experience includes giving seminars on dance analysis at the Academy and also at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. She is publishing reviews in German and Lithuanian for dance magazines and online dance journals.
Since 2011 she initiated a project called “Dance through word – not[new]criticism” with the aim to strengthen the dance criticism in Lithuania and to develop an innovative form of a dance review. The initiative is a subproject of the “keđja” dance platform in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Her other projects include “Critics vs. Choreographers”, aiming to support artistic collaboration between young dance critics and young choreographers where the critic takes a role of a dramaturge; and the Berlin Festival “Litauen tanzt contemporary”, aiming to present Lithuanian contemporary dance for German audience. As a speaker she attended several international dance conferences and took part in various seminars and workshops in Nordic and Baltic countries and in Germany.
Artistic statement – dance critic and dance dramaturge.