Contemporary street theater festival SPOT has some great news – despite the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced a radical change in the festival program, performing arts will return to the city on July 9-12. Throughout the four days of the festival, city residents and guests will have the opportunity to attend five different events which include site-specific performances, soundwalks and installation art.
With the announcement of quarantine in early spring and summer plans of event organizers hanging on by the thread, the Art Printing House, which is organizing the SPOT festival for the third year, also found itself in the dark realizing that the planned large international program is no longer possible. This led to a collaboration with Lithuanian artists - although there are still very few examples of contemporary street theater in the country, artists from different disciplines enthusiastically took on the task of adapting their live performances to urban spaces or even creating completely new pieces.
The final program of the festival events will be announced in mid-June. As always, the festival will host a variety of performances which will allow the spectators to see both urban spaces and art from a new perspective. In addition, this year's SPOT will offer a rich educational program - Lithuanian and foreign performing arts professionals will share their experience in virtual lectures and seminars.