The public institution "The Sugihara Foundation – Diplomats for Life" and the Dance Theatre “Aura“ is organising the Sakura Blossom Viewing Day on the 14th of April at 6 pm in Sugihara House. The Dance Theatre will present the dance performance dedicated to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara and the music group "Rakija Klezmer Orkestar" will play traditional Jewish music ‘klezmar‘.
16:00 - 16:25 dance performance "AUŠRA"
Choreographer: Kyrie Oda
Dancers: Dance Theatre Aura
Violin: Jurgita Gelūnaitė-Tervydienė
Music Composition: Sovius
16:45 - 17:15 music group "Rakija Klezmer Orkestar"
Darius Bagdonavičius (accordion, vocal), Mikas Kurtinaitis (percussion, vocal), Skirmantas Rumševičius (trumpet), Povilas Jurkša (euphony)
AURA is the only one municipal theatre of contemporary dance in Lithuania and one of a very few companies of contemporary dance in Lithuania that shows the skills of the professional dance. Artistic director Birute Letukaite and the dancers of the company dedicate themselves to modern dance and its traditions.
AURA took part in various international events, represented Lithuania’s modern dance in 27 foreign countries (Austria, Great Britain, Greece, Canada, France, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany etc.), performed at more than 162 festivals. AURA has about 50 city, national and international awards, also received excellent feedback from both domestic and foreign press.
„Rakija Klezmer Orkestar“ is a unique Lithuanian group playing traditional Jewish music, klezmer. From the time Jewish people came to the historical parts of Lithuania to the beginning of the Second World War and the Holocaust, klezmer music was actively played over here. The main purpose of the „Rakija Klezmer Orkestar“ is to restore the klezmer music tradition and present it to the people of Lithuania.