2019February

  • February 03 d., Sunday * 19:00
    street dance performance FEEL-LINK
      created and performed by two famous urban culture figures - Laurynas Žakevičius and Airida Gudaitė authors has been nominated for this performance to a prestigious Lithuanian theatre award Golden Stage Cross scenography by Renata Valčik | lighting design by Povilas Laurinaitis Virtual home of Low Air at www.lowair.lt/en/ 
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  • February 05 d., Tuesday * 19:00
    AURA Dance Theatre: Game Changer
    contemporary dance performance | duration 60' choreographer Birutė Letukaitė | idea Guda Koster Kaunas Dance Theatre "Aura"   arts printing house | black hall tickets: 12 eur | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA
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  • February 06 d., Wednesday * 19:00
    contemporary dance performance SOMAHOLIDAYS
    contemporary dance performance idea Vilma Pitrinaitė | choreography and performance by Mantas Stabačinskas, Darius Algis Stankevičius, Vilma Pitrinaitė duration 50' On an assembly line on 120 beats per minute, three dancers from different generations examine the theme of escapism. The homemade movies from touristic trips are mixed with dance club rituals in search for means to enter a state of somaholidays as described in the dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – an artificially induced catharsis, a threshold to morereal reality without guilt, shame or civic accountability.
    "What the bodies paradoxically achieve in the course of the performance is a trance-like intensity of complex patterns hat in themselves constitute an altered reality."Nicholas Minns "In SOMAHOLIDAYS complexity is like a ghost ( …) what in the beginning seemed as an individualized club dancing, suddenly becomes a hallucinatory, intimate transe in which bodies mold into dysfunctional collaborations. It explores what does it mean to collectively create, produce, organize. A desire to escape the work and repose, becomes a new mode of production which guides us into unknown forms of care and solidarity." Liza Baliasnaja

    arts printing house | pocket hall tickets: 8 - 10 eur | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA (buy online here)
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  • February 09 d., Saturday * 18:00
    comic strip opera ALPHA
    duration: 50 mins. | age: 14+ | In Lithuanian with English surtitles  stage director, set and costume designer  Dr. GoraParasit| composer Albertas Navickas |  librettist Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena | video artist and stage designer Oskaras Gudas | illustrator Edvinas Špetas | sculptor Donatas Rapeika | lighting designer Povilas Laurinaitis | sound director Julius Aglinskas 
    performers: Nora Petročenko (mezzo-soprano), Nerijus Masevičius (bass-baritone), Ieva Savickaitė (actress), Pranas Kentra (el. guitar), Agnė Rimgailaitė (accordion), Monika Zenkevičiūtė (live electronics) “Alpha” is an opera which boldly addresses some of the major social and cultural issues and challenges, viewed both in personal and historical contexts, that people face in the world today, such as gender performance, minority politics, and the decline of grand narratives. The jarring combination of two seemingly distant genres – opera and comics – provides an extravagant backdrop for a story of love and murder with the distinctly strong female protagonist. The story is a variation on the tragic fate of Federico García Lorca, one of the most famous Spanish poets and playwrights of the twentieth century. In “Alpha”, Isabel García Lorca, Federico‘s sister, returns to Spain after many years spent in emigration to solve the mystery surrounding her brother‘s death. Although circumstances of Federico’s death remain blurred, his burial place is thought to be located in the vicinity of Alfacar, a little town in Andalusia. The knowledge of the truth is laden with guilt that is trapped in the wheel of time, which constantly brings us back to the beginning and thus becomes an ‘omega-less alpha.’     Composer Albertas Navickas:In devising the score for Alpha, I wished to express my admiration for flamenco melodies and repetitive structures of minimalist music. The opera’s rhythmic texture consists of two layers collated by the principle of contrast: the constant, rhythmic pulse versus the ‘hovering’ high-frequency ringing, as if giving voice to the uneasy silence. Stage director, production and costume designer Dr. GoraParasit (Gintarė Minelgaitė):Not only it is an opera – it is a ‘comic-strip opera’ about a female superhero who is fighting both supernatural and earthly demons, about her trials and struggles in the world. To me, Alpha resembles a set of pages – a comic book. Alpha is MEGA-feminine. arts printing house | black hall tickets: €15 | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA (buy online here)
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  • February 23 d., Saturday * 11:00, 17:00
    DANSEMA: Twinkles
    interactive dance performance for children of 0–2 years choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | creative team: Mantas Stabačinskas, Marius Pinigis, Andrius Stakelė, Gleb Hollander duration 40' premiere 2017 Dansema Dance Theater   Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky – says the song. What if little star twinkles on the ground or inside of curious babies, discovering world and themselves. The dance performance „Twinkles“ is full of various shining objects which motivate young audience together with dancers to explore light on stage.     Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, LR Ministry of Culture | Partners Arts Printing House, ASSITEJ Lithuania www.dansema.lt    arts printing house | black hall tickets 6 € | available at box-offices of Tiketa.lt  
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  • February 24 d., Sunday * 17:00
    DANSEMA: Meadow | premiere!
    interactive dance performance-installation for children of 4–24 months | duration 40' choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | dancer Giedrė Subotinaitė | composer Rasa Dikčienė | costume designer Rūta Biliūnaitė | light designer Aurelijus Davidavičius supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved. Dansema Dance Theatre www.dansema.lt info@dansema.lt tel. +37061402652   arts printing house | pocket hall tickets: 7 eur | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA
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  • February 26 d., Tuesday * 19:00
    Twenty Fingers Duo: PERFORMA
    contemporary music concert | duration 80'   Twenty Fingers Duo: Lora Kmieliauskaitė (violin) and Arnas Kmieliauskas (cello)
    composers: J.Aglinskas, A.Bumsteinas, D.Digimas L.Lapelytė, A.Maslekovas , M.Natalevičius, R.Vitkauskaitė | video projections: K.Jaroševičius | visual: Lauryna Narkevičiūtė   >>>more information coming soon<<<   arts printing house | black hall   tickets: 10 eur | tickets at the box offices of TIKETA  
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  • February 26 d., Tuesday * 17:30
    open rehearsal: SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
    Participants of International residency program Print Art On Stage invite you to an open rehearsal of their newest dance piece "School for the Blind" “A blind, colorless world, where anything is available, and all is hidden from sight”
    SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND is a research for the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and fight over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and where can each one place themselves in this reality and hyper-reality, between truth and false, having an idea and the embodiment of it. creative team: Avidan Ben-Giat (Israel), Maria Nurmela (Finland), Talya Weitzman (Israel) | co-producer: מחול שלם Machol Shalem Dance House
    duration: up to 30' arts printing house | studio III
    free admission | join the discussion with creative team after the presentation! cover picture by Talya Weitzman International residency program is financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality
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