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2020-09-07 09:00
2020-09-14 09:00

WAITING ON AN ISLAND (or 7 days Training for your imagination)

2nd. group will start from 7th of September

The root of the word isolation derives from the Latin word insula, meaning an island. We are inviting you together with artist Saule Norkute to imagine a time of your quarantine as if being stranded on an unfamiliar island. An island which you can not actively explore but can observe from a safe distance. Due to your organism getting used to this unfamiliar weather conditions and new type of nature you must stay inside for long periods of time and limit intake of unfamiliar air. During this waiting period you will become an explorer and document your everyday life under these new conditions. How do we observe and collect information when we have restricted access? What name would you give to this island? What are the particularities of the inhabitants? What does the new language sound like?

Daily you will be receiving various fun, strange and engaging tasks and suggestions for exploration. You will be documenting your daily observations and exploration through creating text, videos, recording sound, drawing (no drawing skills necessary), collecting samples of the surrounding. Main aim is to turn this period of waiting into observation and exploration, which would leave traces of this period otherwise filled with uncertainty.  

This is an invitation to familiarize yourself with the new country in an imaginative way.

Imagination is wrongly attributed only to children, according to various researchers training and using imagination daily improves our abilities to find unexpected solutions in difficult or mundane situations. Most importantly trained imagination can create and think of completely new scenarios of existing.

Reclaim your imagination and train imagination muscle for a week!

FILL THE FORM AND START YOUR 7 DAYS TRAINING: https://forms.gle/g5PFrgWUA9JFDJ1CA

 

DISCLAIMER: A few days after submitting please check your email and the spam folder.

ONLINE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP WITH MILDA VARNAUSKAITE (LT/NL)

Milda Varnauskaite

2nd. group: 7th of September and 8th of September. From 10 AM till 3 PM (with a lunch break)

We are inviting you to join a 2-day storytelling workshop for all English speaking students in VU and have fun during isolation time. We can invite only 14 participants, so be quick!

REGISTRATION HERE: https://forms.gle/Vpkj87HJba1FKCuc6

During the workshop:

  • You will learn how to tell true life stories in an interesting and engaging way;
  • You will learn what are the main components of the stories and how to craft them well;
  • You will get some useful tips about the rhythm of the story and the rule of “less is more”;
  • Do you think you have nothing to tell? Everyone does! During the storytelling workshop you will learn a technique of how to find the stories in your life and tell them in a way that everyone will want to listen!
  • You will get a real public speaking experience while in a safe environment. Only 12 people can join the workshop, thus every participant will have access to focussed individual attention, along with group exercises;
  • You will have FUN TIME with your peers, will exercise your creativity and will find new friends.

The online workshop is led by Lithuanian storyteller Milda Varnauskaite (@StorytellerMilda). Milda is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she finished Mezrab storytelling school and now works as a storyteller at Mezrab Cultural Centre and other various places. Milda is a practitioner of storytelling, thus she is always striving to carry the practical knowledge to her students. Milda is also an alumnus of Vilnius University and a founder of Baltic Storytelling Centre.

 

2020-09-01 19:00
2020-09-01 20:30

STORYTELLING OPEN STAGE NIGHT!

1st of September, 7 PM.

Open Stage Night: an online storytelling event, where you can listen to stories told by others, share your own story, meet and mingle with new people!

REGISTRATION HEREhttps://forms.gle/CJnknkVQ15U3Mux6A

If you want to tell a story drop us a line at

2020-08-28 09:00
2020-09-04 09:00

WAITING ON AN ISLAND (or 7 days Training for your imagination)

Starts from 28th of August

The root of the word isolation derives from the Latin word insula, meaning an island. We are inviting you together with artist Saule Norkute to imagine a time of your quarantine as if being stranded on an unfamiliar island. An island which you can not actively explore but can observe from a safe distance. Due to your organism getting used to this unfamiliar weather conditions and new type of nature you must stay inside for long periods of time and limit intake of unfamiliar air. During this waiting period you will become an explorer and document your everyday life under these new conditions. How do we observe and collect information when we have restricted access? What name would you give to this island? What are the particularities of the inhabitants? What does the new language sound like?

Daily you will be receiving various fun, strange and engaging tasks and suggestions for exploration. You will be documenting your daily observations and exploration through creating text, videos, recording sound, drawing (no drawing skills necessary), collecting samples of the surrounding. Main aim is to turn this period of waiting into observation and exploration, which would leave traces of this period otherwise filled with uncertainty.  

This is an invitation to familiarize yourself with the new country in an imaginative way.

Imagination is wrongly attributed only to children, according to various researchers training and using imagination daily improves our abilities to find unexpected solutions in difficult or mundane situations. Most importantly trained imagination can create and think of completely new scenarios of existing.

Reclaim your imagination and train imagination muscle for a week!

FILL THE FORM AND START YOUR 7 DAYS TRAINING: https://forms.gle/g5PFrgWUA9JFDJ1CA

 

DISCLAIMER: A few days after submitting please check your email and the spam folder.

ONLINE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP WITH MILDA VARNAUSKAITE (LT/NL)

Milda Varnauskaite

31st of August and 1st of September. From 10.00 till 15.00 with a lunch break.

We are inviting you to join a 2-day storytelling workshop for all English speaking students in VU and have fun during isolation time. We can invite only 14 participants, so be quick!

REGISTRATION HERE: https://forms.gle/Vpkj87HJba1FKCuc6

During the workshop:

  • You will learn how to tell true life stories in an interesting and engaging way;
  • You will learn what are the main components of the stories and how to craft them well;
  • You will get some useful tips about the rhythm of the story and the rule of “less is more”;
  • Do you think you have nothing to tell? Everyone does! During the storytelling workshop you will learn a technique of how to find the stories in your life and tell them in a way that everyone will want to listen!
  • You will get a real public speaking experience while in a safe environment. Only 12 people can join the workshop, thus every participant will have access to focussed individual attention, along with group exercises;
  • You will have FUN TIME with your peers, will exercise your creativity and will find new friends.

The online workshop is led by Lithuanian storyteller Milda Varnauskaite (@StorytellerMilda). Milda is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she finished Mezrab storytelling school and now works as a storyteller at Mezrab Cultural Centre and other various places. Milda is a practitioner of storytelling, thus she is always striving to carry the practical knowledge to her students. Milda is also an alumnus of Vilnius University and a founder of Baltic Storytelling Centre.

 

STORYTELLING OPEN STAGE NIGHT!

Online storytelling

1st of September, 7 p.m.

Open Stage Night: an online storytelling event, where you can listen to stories told by others, share your own story, meet and mingle with new people!

REGISTRATION HERE: https://forms.gle/CJnknkVQ15U3Mux6A

If you want to tell a story drop us a line at

2020-07-13 19:00
2020-07-13 20:30

An open air concert by the Vilnius University Wind Orchestra “Oktava” for people who miss evenings filled with the sounds of music.

On July 13th at 7 PM, the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University (Šv. Jono st. 12) will become a musical fiesta of wind instruments. After a break because of the quarantine and remote concerts, the orchestra is very happy to invite its fans to an evening of live music and the closing of the 69th season of #oktava.

Having rested, recovered and missing live music - we will perform for you.

You can experience the massive sound of wind instruments and carefully selected repertoire in the free-of-charge concert for everyone, in the heart of Vilnius Old Town - the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University!

The Art Director of the orchestra, Albinas Kučinskas is delighted to close this special season full of challenges with a live performance: “After a long time of performing only in the virtual space, we are happy to play live music again - to experience that feeling of true emotion and close connection between the members of the orchestra and the audience”

We will hear the music from the Phil Collins Collection, commemorate the queen of soul - Aretha Franklin, travel to the world of jazz music with the piece by Chuck Mangione called “Land of Make Believe”, cut the cake of funk with Mike Tomaro’s “Cut the Cake”. We will be immersed in Phillip Sparke’s “Almshouse Street Blues” - a synthesis of folk music, jazz and even bhangra! We will start the powerful brass engine of trumpets in the orchestral piece “Brass Machine”. We must not forget the legends of rock music as well - Pink Floyd and the arrangement of their song “Another Brick in the Wall” for a wind orchestra. Not to mention the jazz standards and the music of animated movies sung by vocalists Martyna Kučytė, Julija Šturo, Paulius Noreika.

You can expect that and so many more musical surprises in this concert.
The youth musicians from the bigband of Balys Dvarionas school of music will perform alongside the orchestra.
The Art Director of the orchestra: Albinas Kučinskas.
Conductors: Albinas Kučinskas, Kristijonas Sakalauskas.
Concert for the whole family, free admission.
The duration of the concert, 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

„Oktava" po atviru dangumi: 69-ojo sezono uždarymo koncertas

Music event in Vilnius, Lithuania by Vilniaus universitetas / Vilnius University and 2 others on Monday, July 13 2020 with 306 people interested and 84...

2020-02-17 18:00
2020-02-17 19:30

Vilnius university Centre of Culture invites international students of Vilnius university to the introductory session of Music therapy. The free of charge session is dedicated to introduce students to the power of music. The session will reveal the potential and wide use of Music therapy and will help to develop a complete relationship with oneself and the environment. When words do not help or are impossible, when emotions are too difficult to express in words… Music therapy can help to fill the emptiness. VU Culture Centre invites you not to be afraid of that emptiness, but to open up a new, authentic experience.

Musical preparation is not necessary for participation. Session will be held in English language. It will take place in SCIC (Scholarly Communication and Information centre), Saulėtekio ave. 5, room A119. Registration is mandatory, you can fill the form.

When? February 17th 6 p.m.

Where? SCIC, Saulėtekio ave. 5, room A119

Registration http://bit.ly/2U1Ib7d

Duration: 1 h. 30 min.

Max. number of participants: 12

2020-01-18 17:00
2020-01-18 17:00

On the 16th of December and the 4th and 18th of January, Vilnius University Centre of Culture invites you to the Church of St. Johns to see the space in a completely new light, to experience it through new sound as well as in virtual reality.

2020-01-04 17:00
2020-01-04 20:00

On the 16th of December and the 4th and 18th of January, Vilnius University Centre of Culture invites you to the Church of St. Johns to see the space in a completely new light, to experience it through new sound as well as in virtual reality.

2019-11-30 13:00
2019-12-07 14:30

Balfolk - is a modern way of dancing traditional French dances. It’s a general word for European folk dances, revived and redanced in the 70’s in France.

2019-09-13 20:00

We all dance in VU EN

Vilnius university Centre of Culture warmly invites you to join free folk dance lessons ,,We All Dance in VU". This jolly Lithuanian traditional dance party has already become a lovely fall tradition, which brings together both students and professors, locals and Vilnius city guests - all aspiring not only to get to know with the traditional culture but to simply relax after a workday as well. Twist into the new academic year with a folk dance step on September 13 at 5 p.m. in the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius university!

Balfolk - is a modern way of dancing traditional French dances. It’s a general word for European folk dances, revived and redanced in the 70’s in France. They needed musicians to play the music in a different modern way and people danced for fun rather than the stage. Thus the traditional style developed into something new, creative and flexible as well as keeping deeply grounded traditional steps and being community oriented. Now this dance style unites people from across Europe and has no age and ideology limits - if you want to explore the world of steps and melodies while meeting people in the form of dance - Balfolk is for you and your friends.

Goda Sungailaitė has been exploring the dancing world for years, trying out various dancing styles from ballroom till contemporary. Self-made Lithuanian traditional dance teacher for 9 years who has found a passion for Balfolk with the special focus on its traditional background. A devoted student of Vincent Laine on all questions concerning the French dance tradition. Goda loves dancing and teaching with passion, respect for tradition and joy.

The dance teacher in Vilnius university Folk Group RATILIO, one of the organizers of the traditional traditional dance and music festival Folk LT, teaching and learning in European Balfolk festivals (le Grand Bal d’Europe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzDSRCGOwRI and Prague Balfolk Immersion - http://festival.balfolk.rond.cz/).

September 28 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

October 12 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

October 26 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

November 9 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

November 23 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

December 7 (Saturday), 13:00-14:30

 VU Didžioji aula (VU Great Hall), M.K.Čiurlionio st. 21, Vilnius



REGISTRATION IS OPEN!


Balfolk

Vuzgavenes EN

Užgavėnės (Eng. Shrovetide or Mardi Gras) is one of the favorite and entertaining festivities in Lithuania. The event has an extremely playful spirit and offers a myriad of opportunities to play games and self-express. Shrovetide traditions in Lithuania are related to the ancient customs when the Earth was stimulated to wake up for the new cycle of life (springtime). It is a magical time allowing everyone to express their true selves with the help of masks and costumes.

This year Užgavėnes at Vilnius University will take place on March 1st in Grand Courtyard (Universiteto str. 3)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Registration form: http://bit.ly/2Gmv4XJ

INTRODUCTION TO UŽGAVĖNĖS
Why we do it? How to be a part of it?
February 6 (Wednesday), 18.00.
VU Culture center, Big aula (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

FROM BEAUTY TO BEASTIE
Užgavėnės masks. Creative workshop part I
February 7 (Thursday), 18.00
VU Culture Center, 353, 362 auditoria (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

SONG NIGHT
Open rehearsals of Užgavėnės songs
February 12 (Tuesday), 17.30
Vilnius University Central, 239 auditorium (Universiteto str. 3)

SPIN LIKE A DEVIL
Open rehearsals for Užgavėnės dances
February 22 (Friday), 15.00
VU Culture center, Big aula (Čiurlionio str. 21, Faculty of Medicine)

DON’T FRITTER TIME AWAY
Užgavėnės masks. Creative workshop part II
February 25 (Monday), 16.00
Vilnius University Central, 239 auditorium (Universiteto str. 3)

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March 1 (Friday), 15.00
Vilnius University Grand Courtyard (Universiteto str. 3)

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On 13 – 15 of October Cultural Centre of Vilnius University offers a three days introduction course to cover the basics of storytelling. In these three days we will work with you on basic storytelling techniques and give you a taste of how to craft a short story and share it with the audience in an engaging way.

During the workshop:
• You will learn how to bare-bone the stories and extract the essence of the story;
• You will learn how to tell stories in an interesting and engaging way while learning how to internalize stories which were not created by you;
• You will get some useful tips about the rhythm of the story and the rule of “less is more”;
• Do you think you have nothing to tell? Everyone does! During the storytelling workshop you will learn a technique of how to find the stories in your life and tell them in a way that everyone will want to listen!
• You will get a real public speaking experience while in a safe environment. Only 12 people can join the workshop, thus every participant will have access to focussed individual attention, along with group exercises;
• You will have FUN TIME with your peers, will exercise your creativity and will find new friends.

The workshop is led by Lithuanian storyteller Milda Varnauskaite (@StorytellerMilda). Milda is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she finished Mezrab storytelling school and now works as a storyteller at Mezrab Cultural Centre and other various places. Milda is a practitioner of storytelling, thus she is always striving to carry the practical knowledge to her students. Milda is also an alumnus of Vilnius University and a founder of Baltic Storytelling Centre.

HOW TO REGISTER?
It's easy. Just fill this form: Here
DATE AND TIME
13 October (Sunday) 14.00 - 18.00
14 October (Monday) 16.00 - 20.00
15 October (Tuesday) 15.00 - 18.00
15 October (Tuesday) 19.00 - 21.00 OPEN STAGE evening. Everyone is welcome!
VENUE
VU Cultural Center (same building as the Faculty of Medicine), Čiurlionio street 21, Didžioji aula, 344 auditorium.

 

2017 12 30 Дина и Денис 550x800December 30, 18:00 h. Vilnius St Johns Church.

Dina Ikhina and Denis Makhankov are a family duo of young organists from Russia.

The organists will perform for the first time in Vilnius St. Johns’ Churg Organ and present before the New Year's Eve a concert entitled "Farewell to Old Year", in which the audience will enjoy the works of J. S. Bach, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Chekalin, A. Pärto and other composers.

Dina was born in 1986 in Saratov, Denis – 1988 in Ivanovo. Both studied organ music in St. Petersburg under a well-known Russian Federation artist prof. D. Zaretski, later harpsichord under prof. I. Rosanov and have acquired postgraduate degrees in Music.

Since 2014 these organists perform together. The duo concert program consists invariable of pieces by modern composers.

Currently, the organists perform in Russia and throughout Europe, also teach at the St. Petersburg N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and at city music schools, organize organ music festivals in Russia and Estonia. At the same time, the organists work in the famous Arts Palace in Kondopoga, Karelia, and also organize the annual “Grande Orgue” International Organ Music Festival.

Dina and Denis are among the founders and organizers of the project "Organ Concerts in Pechory". The project collects funds for the restoration of the historic Pechory (Pskov Region) organ of the St. Peter church. They were awarded the State Prize "National Recognition 2015" in the Initiative category (Pskov, 2016) and the Pskov Administration Award for this project.

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button and at the venue before the event.

 

2017 12 09 Klasika visiemsDecember 9, 20:00 h. St. Johns' Church (Šv. Jono str. 12, Vilnius)

Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) - one of the most famous compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). It was Mozart's last musical work, but it remained unfinished at his death. Later it was completed by his colleague Franz Xaver Süssmayr in 1792.

For the sixth year Vilnius University choirs Pro Musica, Gaudeamus and Virgo (leader Rasa Gelgotiene) together with VU Chamber Orchestra (conductor Paulius B. Konce) have been conducting a musical educational project "Classics for Everyone", in which the classical music lovers join the choirs to perform masterpieces of classical music. This year the "Requiem" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed.

The participants will feature soloists: soprano Gunta Gelgote, mezzo-soprano Ieva Prudnikovaite, tenor Ivan Gusev (Russia), bass Sarunas Sapalas; conductor R. Gelgotiene.

Tickets sold at BilietaiLT button

2017-12-09 20:00:00 2017-12-09 21:00:00 VU Kultūros centras Europe/Vilnius St Johns Church Vilnius Mozart. Requiem
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