With ‘Pas de deux’, Anna-Marija Adomaityte challenges the classical representations of a duet.

On a deep blue floor, a woman and a man perform the gestures of a couple. The surrounding audience hear their breath quicken, perceive an impatient hand, a fading gaze… One suspects evasion in these frantic movements transformed by exhaustion, which jeopardise the pas de deux itself. Like a gust of wind blowing away all-powerful romanticism, Adomaityte’s Pas de deux attempts to set the duo free from programmed madness.