2019November

  • November 10 d., Sunday * 11:00, 15:00
    DANSEMA: Meadow
    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 (buy online)
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  • November 21 d., Thursday * 18:00
    comic strip opera ALFA
    ALPHA (“α”) comic strip opera   stage director, production and costume designer Dr. GoraParasit | composer Albertas Navickas | librettist Gabrielė Labanauskaitė | video artist and stage designer Oskaras Gudas | illustrator Edvinas Špetas | sculptor Donatas Repeika | lighting designer Povilas Laurinaitis | sound director Jurgis Tamošiūnas | performers: Nora Petročenko (mezzo-soprano), Nerijus Masevičius (bass-baritone), Ieva Savickaitė (actress), Pranas Kentra (el. guitar), Agnė Rimgailaitė (accordion), Ignas Juzokas (live electronics)

    producer: OPEROMANIJA duration: 50' | N-14 | language: Lithuanian with English surtitles “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.’ In 2019, comic strip opera “Alpha” awarded main Lithuanian professional theatre award Golden Stage Cross for the best opera production of the year.  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: 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. Première: April 20, 2018, Arts Printing House, Vilnius, 7th Contemporary Opera Festival NOA (New Opera Action). arts printing house | black hall  tickets: 15 EUR | available at Tiketa box offices* (buy online) * You can find Tiketa box office at the Arts Printing House ** People who are late may be not allowed inside If it disturbs the performance
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  • November 24 d., Sunday * 11:00, 17:00
    DANSEMA: Puzzle
    contemporary dance performance for children: 0-3 years language of performance: non-verbal choreographer Birute Baneviciute | dancers: Agnė Ramanauskaitė, Marius Pinigis, Mantas Stabačinskas. Giedrė Subotinaitė
    composer Rasa Dikčienė | lighting Aurelius Davidavičius | playwright-consultant Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė dance theatre  "Dansema"
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