Brave New Worlds is a performance company based in the South-East of England and Lithuania, founded by Valentina Ceschi, Guoda Jaruševičiūtė and Kate Lane. The work sits on the intersection between performance, theatre and visual arts, pushing the boundaries of each of these in an attempt to create something new.
We create highly visual performance that sits on the intersection between theatre, dance, fashion and visual-art, pushing at the boundaries in an attempt to challenge conventions. Since the company’s formation in 2013, thanks to ACE and Lithuanian Council for Culture, and support from many organisations such as Barbican Creative Learning, The Point Eastleigh, Ovalhouse, (UK) and Arts Printing House (Lithuania) BNWs have developed and performed work in festivals and venues across the south east, as well as London, Edinburgh, Berlin, and Vilnius and prestigious international showcases such as the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (2015), Make:Believe Exhibition at the V&A (2015), the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow (2015), ACT Festival Bilbao (2017) and Scenofest at the World Stage Design Festival in Taipei (2017). BNWs have also collaborated with International Artists and Writers including Choreographer/ Visual Artist Darren Johnston, Writer Thomas Eccleshare and Sound Artist Demetrio Castellucci.
Guoda Jaruševičiūtė is a Vilnius based interdisciplinary artist, scenographer and dressmaker. Her work explores how visual concepts can instigate narratives and actions in diverse environments. Her recent projects include art installationcalled Hirmij at Trys dienos//Trois jours festival in Autarkia (Vilnius) and costume designs for dance performance Deriva Traversa by Dewey Dell that premiered in August 2017 in Bolognia (Italy). Guoda is currently living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania