Author of the Music: Antanas Jasenka
Choreography: Birutė Letukaitė
Performers: Kauno simfoninis orkestras / Kaunas Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Karolis Variakojis
Electronic music: Ūdrys Jasenka
Costumes: Guda Koster
Dancers: AURA Dance Theatre: Arūnas Mozūraitis (Lithuania), Ester Bega (Albania), Francisco Ladrón de Guevara (Spain), Hueng Won Lee (South Korea), Julija Mintautė (Lithuania), Kris Dao Nicholls (Australia), Ludovico Murgia (Italy), Matthew Livingston (US), Marine Fernandez (France), Natsuho Matsumoto (Japan), Tse-Wei Wu (Taiwan)
Lights: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas
Duration: 40 min.
“Infinities” is my fifth symphony which appeared spontaneously as well as plannedly. Everything has been focused in my mind for some time. Therefore, the costumes of Guda Koster and the creation of the choreographer Birutė Letukaitė influenced me for the following decisions in my music: a massive orchestra and the electronics of cosmic realism. In my creative work – whether it is music or painting – I always use principles of balance, dynamics, tempo, energy, symbol, and abstraction, without which no form of art can give the viewer a flight. For me, the abstractions of costume shapes are the expression of Gothic architecture. In dance I always hear the plastic, which is a spaceship indeed.
There is always the infinity of shapes. They exist in the variety of aspects without us knowing. The form of “Infinities”, presented by us, is a discovery and surprise for us ourselves as well. All of this fits into the spacecraft, which has been launched by NASA to the infinity in 1977 in order to capture the imagery of the planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, to record the sounds and send them back to the Earth. Our traveller will also leave to “infinities”. The only difference is the planets, which will be presented here in the form of dance, costumes, colours, music… and the last message… this spaceship has left the Solar system… How romantic is that!
AURA Dance Theatre together with Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra is presenting the premiere of the dance performance “Infinities” created by composer Antanas Jasenka and choreographer Birutė Letukaitė. Along with the festival opening the door of The House of Basketball, a brand-new museum in Lithuania, will be opened.
AURA DANCE THEATRE
The modern dance studio was founded by Birutė Letukaitė several decades ago, and in 1995 it was established as Kaunas city dance theatre “Aura”, still led by her. Among the most important awards of B. Letukaitė, the theatre director and famous choreographer, are two Awards of Golden Cross of the Stage, the Lithuanian Government Culture and Art Award, the Honorary Sign “Get your Light and Believe”, and many others.
“Aura” is an international dance company with dancers from 10 countries. During theatre’s existence it creates and shapes the face of Lithuanian contemporary dance. “Aura” and the International Dance Festival are the integral part of culture of both Kaunas and Lithuania.