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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between June 15 and 21.

June 15, 8pm

Steve Grand; LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Vilnius;

Having started playing piano at the age of 6, Steve Grand understood about the power and importance of music while being a little child. The genuine performer tells a story of his life through the music. «I was always interested in music and writing songs. At the time when I started feeling misunderstood and separated from the others, the creation became a therapy to me. It was a way to reveal myself. I was thirteen years old when I realised that I was gay. Approximately from this time music has become very important to me.»

 

June 15, 11am-5pm

«Anti-Asger»: joint exhibition of Danish, Swedish and Lithuanian artists; gallery «Kalnas», Vilnius;

«Anti-Asger» is a continuous cultural project, initiated by The Jutland Art Academy, connecting artists from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania. In this project, the participants explore the theme of art and identity based on research on the well-known and important artist Asger Jorn (Denmark) and his contemporaries Ars Group (Lithuania). The exhibition is the result of a two year long ongoing artistic investigation, where the works of Lil Wachmann, Tabita Henriksen, Laila Svensgaard and others are based on research in the Asger Jorn archives in Museum Jorn in Silkeborg.

 

June 15-21:

Not K-Pop: Photography from South Korea by Rokas Danilevicius; «Skalvija» Cinema Centre, Vilnius;

The photo series is said to exhibit traditional modes of photographic expression, however, minimalism and abstraction are used in order to contrast it with the stereotypical depiction of South Korea. Anonymity of contemporary urban spaces is among the reasons of growing Korean solitude. This phenomenon creates oxymoronic metaphor «together, but alone». Therefore, the series incorporates a lot less direct human representation than one would expect from the genre of street photography. Rokas Danilevičius is a student of Political Science in Vilnius. The series was created during his one-year stay in South Korea.

 

June 16, 6pm

Romantic Circle of Songs; Vilnius Picture Gallery, Vilnius;

Soloist Nijolė Kniukštaitė-Vaičiulienė, actress Jolanta Dapkūnaitė and piano player Linas Dužinskas are going to perform a new musical-poetical program, consisting of vocal cycle «Liederkreis», a work by Robert Schumann which is rarely performed in Lithuania as well as the most beautiful songs and romantic poetry of Franc Schubert.

 

June 17, 7pm

Publiners: Norwegian Folk N’roll; cafe Užupis, Vilnius;

Publiners is a band from Brønnøysund, in the northern part of Norway. Their music is inspired by different kinds of folk-rock and folk-inspired music. The band themselves has labelled their music Folk’n’roll. Publiners has existed since 1997, originally doing mainly cover versions of Irish folk songs and ballads, yet under the strong influence of the band members’ backgrounds as rock musicians.

 

June 18, 7pm

Kalnapilis Summer Selection, Band Skamp; Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilnius;

The concert of Lithuanian stage veterans Skamp promises an evening full of surprises, offering a wide R‘n‘b, hip-hop, disco, jazz, pop musical program. Virtuosos Erica Jennings, Vee Diawara and Vincas Alesius, who have been the authors of many Lithuanian musical hits, are loudly celebrating the 17th creativity anniversary of SKAMP at the very beginning of the summer. During this long and undoubtedly full of creativity period of time they have fostered several generations of dedicated fans and today they are still attracting their new fans.

June 19, 6pm

Culture Night; various Vilnius venues;

Music jingling all night long from an abandoned backyard in Vilnius Old Town, a never-ending movie show in the middle of a meadow by the White Bridge, concerts, performances, exhibitions, creative workshops, and installations taking place on the streets, squares, and the most unexpected spaces, untiring dancers, trampling the pavements… The entire city is filled with music, colors, lights, and smiles. And this is not a dream or a scene from a motion-picture.

During the «Culture Night» (former «Let it be Night!») the squares, streets, parks, and the most unexpected spaces in Vilnius are expected to be filled with the projects of various types of arts: music, dance, theatre, cinema, photography, state-of-the-art installations, etc. A one-night festival was first organized in Lithuania in 2007, preparing for the events of «Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009».

Although, during the very first year only 40 events were hosted in Vilnius, subsequent festivals have involved more and more events and gathered more and more artists as well as participants – last year the festival of culture and art has invited the guests and dwellers of the city to see 150 projects, presented by 700 artists from Lithuania and foreign countries. It was estimated that the events were attended by approximately 100-150 thousand people.

 

June 19, 7pm

Uptown Market; LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Vilnius;

Uptown Market is the second design fair of one day, taking place this year. Summery night buzz of design is going to take place on June 19 in the courtyard of Art Factory Loftas. The action is going to start in the evening and it is going to finish at night with musical and visual surprise – the concerts, given by Jurgis Didžiulis and rock group Organek (Poland), inspired by the canyons. The most interesting design discoveries for your wardrobe, kitchen, beach entertainment, yard, bike and soul are going to wait for one. During this fair the most talented Lithuanian designers, artisans, the architects of style and other beautiful things are going to be packed for your impressive suitcase of the things and impressions for the summer season.

 

June 20-21:

Trakai Medieval Festival; Trakai Peninsula Castle, Trakai;

Trakai History Museum events will resurrect the medieval town spirit with market hoopla, respectable merchants and fine ladies, happy children, craftsmen workshops, music, theatre and clangour of knights’ armour and swords. Huge interest is always garnered by jousts and simulated scenes from medieval life. Knights will come here not only from Lithuania but also from the knight clubs of Poland, Belarus and Russia. The festival will also feature concerts of medieval music and dance, folk-rock, spectacular shows, games and educative classes for children.

 

June 20, 10 am

Herbs’ Market; Gediminas Avenue, Vilnius;

Herbs’ market takes place in Vilnius every year since 2007 on the last weekend of June before the Rasos festival. More than a 100 herbalists, pharmacists and folk artists participate in it; market is held so that city residents may have the opportunity to purchase ecological herbs, learn about how they are used and the traditional methods of healing. It is already a tradition for the market to have its own radio «Svirplys» (Grasshopper), providing live broadcast of local news. Various market characters are playing; concerts by Lithuanian folk and neo-folk bands are held. Also, well-known Lithuanian sorcerers, fortune-tellers and herb specialists are present. The market is a great opportunity for the city residents to feel the increased power of a plant’s growth with the coming of Rasos. The organizers wish to revive the tradition which was once alive in the capital, and to remind of both the spiritual and material heritage of the ethnic culture.

 

June 20, 8pm

Dance Performance «Keliaujančios Bažnyčios» (Travelling Churches); Klaipėdos Piliavietė (Klaipėda Castle Site), Klaipėda; Music and dance combination will emerge in a powerful performance taking one to Old Klaipėda‘s seven churches.

 

June 21, 8pm

Richard Bona «Mandekan Cubano»; the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius;

On June 21 in the Major Courtyard of The Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania prominent jazz musician Richard Bona is going to perform together with his band. The musician says that people play the music in a way they talk, as only the language inspires the sounds. Apart from French, English, Spanish and Japanese, R. Bona has mastered four dialects of Cameroon (duala, banvele, pongo ir evongo), therefore, it is not surprising that his musical vocabulary is also unbelievably wide.


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