With fall of summer, there are amazing cultural events lined up in Lithuania. You will surprised by amazing performance of “Swan Lake” Ballet, Exhibition on “Splendours of the Renaissance” and Exhibition “West European Graphics of the 16th-19th Century” from the Lithuanian Art Museum’s collections. So read on for further details and dates as well as venue. If you know any additional events then do let me know in comments 🙂
1. “Swan Lake” Ballet
On September 25th, 2013 at 18:30 Cast
Price: 10 – 180 Lt. Ballet in 2 acts
Ballet in 2 acts
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Designer Vyacheslav Okunev (Russia)
Staging consultants Liubov Kunakova, Ninella Kurgapkina,
Liudmila Kovaliova, Henrieta Melnikova (Russia)
It is for a century now that ‘Swan Lake”, this classical model of Russian ballet, has enjoyed legendary popularity on the repertoire lists of the world’s lyric theatres. Hardly a ballet company exists whose repertoire does not include a production of “Swan Lake’. Rarely does a ballerina not dream of dancing the stunning swan Odette/ Odile. The immortal theme of Odette the Swan fraught with elegy at times, then radiating a passionate elation of spirits, has become the signature tune of the ballet. A poetical story of romantic love magnificently rendered by the musical genius of Tchaikovsky and talented choreographers Petipa and Ivanov is bound to leave a profound impression in one’s heart.
There was hardly a time when Lithuanian Ballet did not have a Tchaikovsky ballet on its repertoire. “Swan Lake’ was the first piece by this composer that an emerging Lithuanian Ballet Company put on stage back in 1927, with five more classical interpretations produced subsequently.
Approx. running time: 2h 35min
2. Exhibition “Splendours of the Renaissance”
Address: Vilniaus Str. 24, LT-01119, Vilnius., Lithuania. Tel.: (+370 5) 2620981, (+370 5) 2121346; fax. (+370 5) 2120841.
5 July – 14 October 2013
The exhibition Splendours of the Renaissance will invite visitors to a magical journey in time, which will make them discover the life of a Renaissance court.
The exposition consists of magnificent Italian princely costumes, which were masterfully recreated by Italian craftsmen and enterprises, based on the information collected from all the available sources. The exhibition also includes a scene of a princely banquet: a decorated table with guests sitting around will demonstrate how a banquet of a Renaissance court looked like. These banquets were so incredible and unforgettable that later they were discussed all over the Europe. Usually artists of the court (such famous personalities as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Raphael) were trusted to create an allegorical performance to amaze the guests during celebrations.
The event is organized on the occasion of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Vilnius, together with the City of Mantua, candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2019, the Cultural association Invito a corte and the Lithuanian Art Museum.
7 March – 29 September 2013
Address: Liepu Str. 33, LT-92145, Klaipėda, Lithuania. Tel./fax (+370 46) 410416; tel. (+370 46) 410412; e-mail domsaitis.galerija[at]zebra.lt
The Lithuanian Art Museum’s Graphic Art Collection comprises over 12 000 prints created by Western European artists. It is one of the biggest and most comprehensive collections in Lithuania, reflecting developments in this genre from the Renaissance period to neo-styles. The most valuable works of graphic art are presented in the exhibition, the majority for the first time.