Director & Choreographer: Birutė Letukaitė
Composer: Antanas Jasenka
Lighting Desinger: Karolis Juknys
Costume Designer: Kristina Čyžiūtė-Svirskienė
Performers: Ester Bega, Heung Won Lee, Julija Strupaitė, Marine Fernandez, Pepe Jaimes, Susanna Maggio, Diego Alcala, Nanaho Kugawa, Nahyeon Pak, Antanas Jasenka
Artistic Director: Birutė Letukaitė
Excursion Guide: Julija Dudutė
Duration: 75 min. | N-10
This event is part of the „Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022“ program.
An interactive tour will take place in the Kaunas City Municipality building, during which Aura Dance Theatre, in collaboration with Ekskursas, will use the universal language of dance to complement the guide's narrative about the building, which is listed as a European Heritage Site, with its strict form and clearly expressed function.
The dancers' actions, gestures and behavioral patterns, rendered with humor and irony, are easily recognizable clichés in the behavior of officials and bureaucrats.
Aura Dance Theatre is the first contemporary dance theatre in Lithuania, dating back to the modern dance studio founded by Birutė Letukaitė in 1980, which grew into the Kaunas Dance Theatre in 1995. In 2011, it became an international dance company, presenting performances on every continent and winning numerous awards.
In 1989, the theatre welcomed the first international modern dance festival in Lithuania held in Kaunas.
Ekskursas is an independent platform offering guided tours at Kaunas modernism buildings since 2015. Ekskursas format is a 45 minutes long guided tour through a selected building, revealing its history and value and telling the stories of its former dwellers.