Due to the impressive development of Lithuanian contemporary dance in the couple of last years, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre has decided to put efforts to organise dance experts´ exchanges and would be glad to welcome international dance guests –programmers, curators, producers, critics etc. – to get to know Lithuanian contemporary dance scene, to meet the artists, to explore the working and performance spaces and to contribute to a possible future collaborations, artistic and/or critical exchanges.
With generous support of The Lithuanian Council for Culture, we are ready to implement short term visits of international dance professionals to Lithuania, to enable you to get acquainted with Lithuanian dance scene or concrete dance operators. We can help with logistics and provide accommodation within Lithuania, will ensure possibilities to see the performances and to meet the requested dance personalities. We also might be able to assist with international travels to and from Lithuania.
During last few years Lithuanian contemporary dance scene has experienced a remarkable growth which is based on a variety of dance stiles, artistic approaches and socio-critical voices. Flexibility and openness on one hand and strong voice on another are features of Lithuanian choreography nowadays. Impressive that this growth of Lithuanian dance is getting more visible in the daily media and the Lithuanian audience is open and willing to take a challenge of triggering the nerve by contemporary dance works.
We are happy and proud to have choreographers working with pure movements (Vytis Jankauskas, Loreta Juodkaitė), with dance theatre aesthetics (Aira Naginevičiūtė, Rūta Butkus), working philosophically and interdisciplinary (Agnija Šeiko), combining urban with contemporary dance (urban dance theatre “Low Air”), criticising social issues (dance theatre “Aura”), conceptualizing Lithuanian history of dance (Austėja Vilkaitytė, Mantas Stabačinskas, Agnė Ramanauskaitė, Paulius Tamolė), creating professional dance pieces for children and young audiences (dance theatre “Dansema”), etc.
Choreographers, such as Andrius Katinas (Finland), Ugnė Dievaitytė (Spain), Ieva Kuniskis (UK), Vilma Pitrinaitė (Belgium-France), Andrius Mulokas (Netherlands) etc., all working and residing abroad are constant guests of dance festivals in Lithuania and make our dance field even more diverse and culturally rich.
You can see excerpts from the premieres of 2013 here: Lithuanian Dance Scene 2013.
If you are interested, please, write a short motivation letter (please, mention the desired period of such the professional visit) to the programme coordinator Ingrida Gerbutaviciute firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com.
Hope to see you soon in Lithuania! — Lithuanian Dance Information Centre
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