Vilnius’ biggest playground has opened its doors at the Arts Printing House. 19th-24th of January the venue is hosting the international theatre festival for children KITOKS.
in the Galery - moments from the festival | photos by Dimitrij Matvejev | uploading more photos after the performances
I work at a contemporary performing arts centre called Cambridge Junction in Cambridge, that city famous for its university, in the UK. I’m spending a couple of weeks here in Vilnius working at Arts Printing House in the run up to ‘KITOKS festival for children’ as part of a Staff Exchange programme organised by international performing arts network IETM.
19-24th of January, 2016 the Arts Printing House will become the biggest playground in Vilnius – festival for children KITOKS will take over the venue.
The program for 2016 is launched – with the performances from France, Canada, Finland, Sweden and the premieres presented by two Lithuanian troupes.
Also in the program – for the first time the festival will invite parents for a discussion, theater professionals and teachers to the workshops.
For the children KITOKS prepared many activities before and after the events.
All program here and in our Calendar section.
Photographer Visvaldas Morkevičius at the arts printing house residency was nominated the Best East European Exhibition in 2015.
Andrew Miksys, photographer, Lithuania/USA:
Visvaldas Morkevičius’ Public Secrets was the best photography exhibition I saw this year in Lithuania. It was just a one-night exhibition in conjunction with the release of his book, but it was really well done on a dark theatre stage with theatre lighting on his large black and white prints. It created a really great effect and the photographs seemed to glow in the black space. I also liked that Visvaldas organized and funded the exhibition himself in an alternative space. Much of the photography events in Vilnius are in rather conservative venues like the Vilnius Photo Union. Instead, this exhibition had a very fresh feel with a lot of energy.
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For the beginning of this holiday season the Arts Printing House has two presents for the audience. This weekend, 18th-20th of December, we preset two contemporary dance premieres.
On the 6th of December, 5 pm at the Kaunas Artists’ House the piece for stage and two dancers "Popular Problems" will be presented. The performance created by young artists Agnietė Lisičkinaitė and Sigita Juraškaitė is a part of the festival Baltasis kaspinas.
Red Bull Flying Bach Local Challenge winners – dancers “Fond of Sound“ with an extract from the performance RECONSTRUCT. On the stage together with legendary Flying Steps before their show “Flying Bach“ in Vilnius, girls presented just an short version from the performance.