Inga Likšaitė (LT/D), Kenneth Flak (NO) and Külli Roosna (EE)

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Kenneth Flak (Norway) & Külli Roosna (Estonia) & Inga Likšaitė (Lithuania-Germany) “(p)recycle”


Choreography: Külli Roosna, Kenneth Flak (Kompanii Kuri Koer)

Dancers: Külli Roosna, Kenneth Flak

Textile art installation, objects: Inga Liksaite

Stop motion, video: Inga Liksaite

Animation, video editing: Claudia Rohrmoser

Sound design: Kenneth Flak

Premiere: 28th of October, 2011

Special thanks to: Chalk Out curator: Juste Kostikovaite Glogauair + AIC Gallerie, Berlin Fine5 Dance Theater

“(p)recycle” is the first collaboration between visual artist Inga Liksaite and choreographers and dancers Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna, initiated by International Dance Festival Aura and Kaunas Biennial. The end-result…

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Almyra Weigel (LT / D) and Birutė Letukaitė (LT)

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Birutė Letukaitė (Lithuania) & Almyra Bartkevičiūtė-Weigel (Lithuania-Germany) & “Aura” Dance Theatre (Lithuania) “Am I the One Who I Am?”


Choreography: Birute Letukaite

Textille art instalation: Almyra Bartkeviciute-Weigel

Interpretation and performance: Liza Baliasnaja, Gotautė Kalmataviciute, Ruta Lelyte, Indre Puisyte, Andrius Stakele and “Aura” Studio dancers  

Video: Kristijonas Jakubsonas

People in video: „Aura“ dancers ir Almyra Bartkeviciute-Weigel ,Vaidotas Dauksa, Gintare Masteikaite, Pilypas Misiukevicius, Jokubas Nosovas  

Clothes, which cover and protect the body, create a cultural and sexual identity of a person. Transparency in the objects of Almyra Bartkeviciute-Weigel construct the space, through which the ostensibly hidden…

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Patricija Gilytė (LT/D) and Né Barros (PT)

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Né Barros (Portugal) & Patricija Gilytė (Lithuania-Germany) & “Aura” Dance Theatre (Lithuania) “4 millions”


Né Barros (choreographer) and  Patricija Gilyte (visual artist)

Music: Antanas Dombrovskij

Dancers: Andrius Stakele, Gotaute Kalmataviciute, Marius Pinigis and Ruta Lelyte

Singing: Skaidra Jancaite

Light design: Alexandre Vieira

Premiere: 11th of November, 2011

During her flight to meet Né Barros in the spring 2011 Patricija Gilytė was reading Lithuanian newspaper articles. One article stated that economical migration in Lithuania resulted the loss of one third of a million of local population during the last years, other article spoke about allocation of financial…

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Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo / Os Gêmeos (BR) and Johannes Wieland (D)

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 Johannes Wieland (Germany) & Os Gêmeos (Brazil) & “Aura” Dance Theatre (Lithuania) „box mélancolique“


Choreography: Johannes Wieland

Sculpture: Os Gêmeos

Costumes: Johannes Wieland, Rūta Biliūnaitė

Music: The Andrews Sisters, Ben Frost, Radiohead, Bert Kaempfert, Kate Bush, Phonophani and more

Performers: Gotautė Kalmatavičiūtė, Rūta Lelytė, Evangelos Poulinas, Mantas Stabačinskas

Premiere: 28th of October, 2011

What or who is the “I” ? To what are we referring to when we reflect inward toward ourselves – and what time line is constructing this “I”? Have we come to create another more complex dimension of “time” in our head and isn’t that…

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Silja Puranen (FI), Anne-Linn Akselsen (NO) and Adrián Minkowicz (AR)

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© Silja Puranen


Anne-Linn Akselsen (Norway) & Silja Puranen (Finland) & Adrián Minkowicz (Argentina) & “Aura” Dance Theatre (Lithuania) “I See Myself Falling From Your Dream”


Choreography: Anne-Linn Akselsen

Visual artwork: Silja Puranen

Dramaturgy/text: Adrián Minkowicz

Dancers: Karina, Liza Baliasnaja, Gotautė Kalmatavičiūtė, Rūta Lelyte Marius Pinigis, Andrius Stakelė

Scenography: Adrián Minkowicz, Silja Puranen

Premiere: 23rd of September, 2011

This performance is a result of the collaboration between the visual artist Silja Puranen, the choreographer Anne-Linn Akselsen and the theatre artist Adrián Minkowicz. The projects starting point lies in the meeting between the artists, taking common points of reference in each…

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Vita Gelūnienė (LT), Birutė Letukaitė (LT), and Evaldas Jansas (LT)

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 Birutė Letukaitė & Vita Gelūnienė & Evaldas Jansas & “Aura” Dance Theatre (Lithuania) “The Hunt of the Unicorn”

Artists: Birute Letukaite, Vita Geluniene, Evaldas Jansas 

Dance: Skaidra Jancaite, Gabija Gurskaite, Rikka Ihalainen, Ruta Kavaliauskiene, Saulius Kavaliauskas, Ema Nedobezkina, Jokubas Nosovas, Julijus Nosovas, Indre Puisyte

Design: Aurimas Rekasius

Style and make-up: Ausra Kleizaite

Weaving assistant: Kristina Cyziute

Early in 2011 textile artist Vita Geluniene and choreographer Birute Letukaite decided to collaborate developing a project for interdisciplinary program “Play”. “For some time I had this idea that my weaving should not only tell a story in two dimensional space, bus as well reveal time dimension. Time during which the story…

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The beginning of our Dance Festival and Kaunas Biennial every second year overlaps. We tried to adjust the dates, until finally the idea of a creative attempt to combine both events and artists from both fields crossed my mind. Organizers of Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE and artists met this idea very enthusiastically. This is the story, how interdisciplinary program for artistic collaboration PLAY was born. Kaunas Biennial suggested visual artists and we suggested the choreographers. The project started with the brainstorm in virtual space, then the first meeting was held. Ideas begun to turn into flesh, when dancers joined the meetings…

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