Book „RATILIO. Reflections of Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions in Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble"

Ratilio albumas 1As we approach the year 2017, which were announced the Year of National Costume in Lithuania, Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble "Ratilio" published a book-album.

National costumes are one of the nation's and the state symbols of ethnic identity and national culture. This book vividly reveals the uniqueness of each Lithuanian ethnic region's traditional costume. Expressive photographs show the beauty of ethnic clothing, of patterns and colors.

The book describes the historical folklore ensemble "Ratilio" costume change  witnessed by former ensemble members both in Lithuanian and English languages. Pictures, divided into 6 sections (Archaeological clothing, Highland (Aukštaitija), Samogitia (Žemaitija), Lithuania Minor, Dzūkija and Suvalkija regional costumes), depicted full costumes and their special details, showcased by the current ensemble members and taken by a professional photographer Natalija Ranceva.

This publication aims to encourage communities to take pride in their ethnographic regional identity, origin and traditions, to attract young people to take interest in and foster a unique regional culture, especially Lithuanians living abroad. Also, this book-album will be very educational for foreigners - it can be a wonderful gift.

Compiled by Milda Ričkutė and Natalija Ranceva
Author of the artistic reconstruction of archaeological costumes, archaeologist Dr. Daiva Steponavičienė
Lithuanian ethnographic costume reconstruction authors: Danutė Keturakienė, Dalia Zagnoj, Danutė Tamošaitienė, Rūta Kučinskienė, Bronė Zadojenkienė, Virginija Markevičienė
Photographer Natalija Ranceva
Text authors: Milda Ričkutė, Daiva Steponavičienė
Photographed in the Lithuanian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum in Rumšiškės

The project is partially financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

The book was published by PI "Akademinė leidyba", 2016.

ISBN 978-9955-33-701-0
UDK 391 (474.5) (084) Ri31

Hardcover, color illustrations, 104 pages.
Dimensions: H 24,5 cm, W 17,4 cm, T 1,1 cm.

The book is being sold in these bookstores in Lithuania.

The book is distributed by the Vilnius University Center of Culture. Contact for more info.

RAtilio issuu

Admission of New Members

Admission of New Members to Vilnius University Student Art Groups in 2015



 Days  Time


Song and Dance Ensemble
  - orchestra

Eugenijus Čiplys

Tuesdays and

18:30 h

Centre of Culture
M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21/27
(3rd floor, Faculty of Medicine)

  - choir

Dovilė Mačiukaitė-Krasauskienė

Tuesdays and

18:00 h

  - dancers

Alina Anglickienė

September 8, 17, 22 and October 1*

18:00 h

Girl Choir "Virgo"

Rasa Gelgotienė

September 3, 8, 10 and 15

18:30 h

V. Krėvės auditorium, Faculty of Filology,
Universiteto st. 5

Academic Mixed Choir "Gaudeamus"

Rasa   Gelgotienė

September 2, 7 and 9

18:30 h

 V. Krėvės auditorium, Faculty of Filology,
Universiteto st. 5

Mixed Choir "Pro musica"

Rasa Gelgotienė

August 30, September 6, 13

18:30 h

Aula Magna
M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21/27
(3rd floor, Faculty of Nature Sciences)

Folk Music Group "Jaunimėlis"

Bronislovas Glovickis, 
Violeta Likšienė

Tuesdays and

18:00 h

Jungiamieji rūmai (basement) Saulėtekio al. 9

Folk Ensemble "Ratilio"

Milda Ričkutė

Mondays and Wednesdays
starting on September 14

18:00 h

Aula Magna
M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21/27
(3rd floor, Faculty of Medicine)

Chamber Orchestra

Paulius Bernardas Koncė

Register until September 8, admission day September 11

19:00 h

Centre of Culture, room 341
M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21/27
(3rd floor, Faculty of Medicine)

Kinetic Theater Troupe

Andrius Pulkauninkas

September 10 and 17

18:30 h

Theater Hall, 
Universiteto st. 3

Drama troupe "Minimum"

Rimantas Venckus

 (no admitance this year)



Brass Orchestra "Oktava"

  - dancers group

Albinas Kučinskas

Teresė Gritėnienė

Wednesdays and 

Tuesdays and

17:00 h
10:00 h

18 val.
20 val.

Tel. +370 681 17795

VU Sveikatos ir sporto centras, Saulėtekio al. 2
tel. +370 606 13598

* the day may change until September 1

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