• December 05 d., Thursday * 18:00, 20:00
    spatial opera in the dark CONFESSIONS
    spatial opera in the dark concept and composition: Spatial Opera Company: Jens Hedman (Sweden), Rūta Vitkauskaitė (Lithuania / UK), Åsa Nordgren (Sweden) | performers: Åsa Nordgren (soprano, soundobjects), Rūta Vitkauskaitė (violin, soundobjects), Jens Hedman (electronics, soundobjects)
    producer: OPEROMANIJA
    supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture

    duration: 63' (no intermission) Opera “Confessions” was inspired by an interest in spatial electronics, in particular – the spatial acoustic sound and its impact upon the human imagination. Therefore, the authors have decided to create a spatial opera in the dark, focussing on the expansion of possibilities offered by the acoustic surroundings. The Cristian idea of the seven deadly sins serves as the basis of the libretto. The seven parts of the “Confessions” are concerned with the seven cardinal sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride. “Confessions” combines diverse ideas of creative experiments cherished by the authors for a long time: performance of music in the dark, incorporation of other human senses (smell, touch) along with alleged complete removal of the visual aspect. However, in the opera, the latter is in fact the most activated factor in the listener’s imagination – through abstract audio images and concrete pre-recorded sounds that produce strong imagery linked to feelings, sensations or objects. In 2016 opera “Confessions” was awarded Golden Stage Cross for the best music and Lithuanian Composer’s Union’s prize Musical Nail of The Year. Opera was presented in various concert halls, theatres and as part of different festivals in Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, the Netherlands and the UK.  Instructions for spectators: the spectators will sit blindfolded in the dark (blindfolds will be handed out before the performance). The sensations of the audience will be actively provoked. There is the only special “Pink chair” in the audience, it is free of charge, and the person who will win a competition will get it. The occupant of the seat will experience a set of extreme acoustic surroundings, smells, tastes and touches. Those who wish to get this seat need to make a sincere confession of one sin until December 1, 2019 on spatialopera@mail.com. The person will be contacted and he/she will have to sign a contract. Warning: parents who bring young children should be sure that the children will be able to spend an hour blindfolded, silent and without any contact with their parents. Premiere: April 17, 2015 at the Column Hall of the Trades Union House during the 6th contemporary opera festival NOA (New Opera Action)   arts printing house | black hall   tickets: 10 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  
  • December 07 d., Saturday * 11:00, 15:00
    DANSEMA: Colourful games
      interactive dance performance for children of 0–3 years  

    choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | dancer Giedrė Subotinaitė | costume designer Rūta Biliūnaitė
    duration 40 min. | Dansema Dance Theatre
  • December 08 d., Sunday * 11:00, 15:00
    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  
  • December 14 d., Saturday * 11:00, 15:00
    DANSEMA: Watchmaker
    interactive musical action performance for babies of 6-18 months | duration 40 idea and choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė | choreography and dance: Mantas Stabačinskas / Marius Pinigis | music: Jurgita Mieželytė | costumes and scenography design: Medilė Šiaulytytė | lights: Aurelijus Davidavičius | support: Vilnius city, Kaunas city | partners: Kaunas city chamber theatre, Kaunas 2022, Arts Printing House DANSEMA Dance Theater Performance-musical action is inspired by the idea of the clock and movement of its parts - arrows, gears, alarm. Movement and sound surprises which appear from the dancers costume will invite toddlers to become participants of the performance, co-authors of movement and music. Exploring musical instruments used by dancer babies will create musical accompaniment for the performance. This is the first performance of such form for babies in Lithuania. arts printing house | pocket hall tickets: 7 EUR | available at Tiketa box offices* (buy online) | tickets are required both for babies and adults * 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
  • December 22 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)
  • December 28 d., Saturday * 19:00
    LOW AIR: Home Trip
      Moving fusion of street dance, theatre, music and literature HOME TRIP** director Vidas Bareikis | choreography dance and acting Airida Gudaitė, Laurynas Žakevičius | acting Larisa Kalpokaitė, Jonas Braškys | dramaturgy Mindaugas Nastaravičius | light design Povilas Laurinaitis | set design Lauryna Liepaitė | music Justas Butrimavičius and Adas Gecevičius Duration 50‘ | Urban Dance Theatre Low Air | www.lowair.lt 
  • December 29 d., Sunday * 19:00
    LOW AIR: visual dance performance GAME OVER
     duration 55' Authors: Lauryna Liepaitė, Airida Gudaitė ir Laurynas Žakevičius, Povilas Laurinaitis, Adas Gecevičius Vilnius city dance teater > Low Air Urban Dance theater | www.lowair.lt