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20 d.
11:00 h
Kauno miesto kamerinis teatras, Kęstučio g. 74a
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Meadow
Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved.
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20 d.
15:00 h
Kauno miesto kamerinis teatras, Kęstučio g. 74a
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Meadow
Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved.
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4 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
Education
Monday dance for babies
Monday dance for babies is a dance class for children of 8–14 months age and their parents or grandparents where they explore various objects and movements. Dancers-teachers lead them to dance world by trying different movements which develop coordination, balance and fine motor skills. These experiences will further lead into dance perception and interpretation, which might be expressed by children not only verbally, but also kinesthetically.
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10 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Meadow
Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved.
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16 d.
11:00 h
Kauno miesto kamerinis teatras, Kęstučio g. 74a
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Watchmaker
Interactive musical action performance for babies of 6-18 months, inspired by the idea of the clock and movement of its parts.
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16 d.
15:00 h
Kauno miesto kamerinis teatras, Kęstučio g. 74a
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Watchmaker
Interactive musical action performance for babies of 6-18 months, inspired by the idea of the clock and movement of its parts.
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24 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Puzzle
Contemporary dance performance for children 0-3 years. How does the surrounding world looks like for a small child? Is it a round yellow or blue square? Or maybe green soft hollow?
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2 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
Education
Monday dance for babies
Monday dance for babies is a dance class for children of 8–14 months age and their parents or grandparents where they explore various objects and movements. Dancers-teachers lead them to dance world by trying different movements which develop coordination, balance and fine motor skills. These experiences will further lead into dance perception and interpretation, which might be expressed by children not only verbally, but also kinesthetically.
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7 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Colourful games
Interactive dance perfomance for 0-3 years old children full of unexpected colourful things that invite toddlers together with the dancer to explore and discover a lot of new about themselves and the environment.
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8 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Twinkles
Interactive dance performance-lab for children of 4-24 months full of various shining objects which invite babies together with dancers to explore light on stage and themselves through light.
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14 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Watchmaker
Interactive musical action performance for babies of 6-18 months, inspired by the idea of the clock and movement of its parts.
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15 d.
11:00 h
Kauno miesto kamerinis teatras, Kęstučio g. 74a
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Twinkles
Interactive dance performance-lab for children of 4-24 months full of various shining objects which invite babies together with dancers to explore light on stage and themselves through light.
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22 d.
11:00 h
Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio 6 str., Vilnius
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Meadow
Full of secrets, colored and soft meadow in which children together with the dancer are engageed to seek adventure and look for treasures, experience joy of discovery and communication, share their impressions and emotions. The form of performance-installation allows children to explore dance and environment without limitations in time needed to get involved.
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Tour

August 05 - August 20
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ZOO, 140 Pleasance
Colourful games
August 05 - August 20
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ZOO, 140 Pleasance
Puzzle
August 24 - August 28
2016 2nd Beijing NEW Dance Festival, China
Miracle
September 16 - September 17
GOGOLFEST, Kiev, Ukraine
Colourful games
September 24 - September 25
MAC Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Colourful games
October 22 - October 23
Inside-Out Theatre, Beijing, China
Puzzle
October 29 - October 30
Chongqin Guotai Performing Arts Centre, Chongqin, China
Puzzle
November 01
Zhong Nan Theatre, Wuhan, China
Puzzle
November 04 - November 06
Kids Euro Festival 2016, Washington, USA
Colourful games
November 18
Talinn, Estonia
Colourful games
November 20
Haapsalu, Estonia
Colourful games
November 23
Tirana, Albania
Puzzle
February 02 - February 04
Theater an der Parkaue, Berlin, Germany
Colourful games
February 09 - February 14
Västerås, Sweden
Colourful games
March 10
DANCE HALL OF RIGA CONGRESS CENTRE, Latvia
Colourful games
May 11 - May 14
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Shanghai, China
Colourful games
May 12 - May 14
Xixi Paradize Arts Center, Hangzhou, China
Puzzle
May 18 - May 18
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Shanghai, China
Creation of the world
May 19 - May 21
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Shanghai, China
Puzzle
May 20 - May 21
Inside-Out Theatre, Beijing, China
Colourful games
July 14 - July 23
International Arts Carnival, Hong Kong, China
Puzzle
July 25 - July 27
ricca ricca festa 2017, Okinawa, Japan
Puzzle
August 03 - August 06
Conference room, Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, Macao, China
Puzzle
October 12 - October 12
The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland
Puzzle
November 17 - November 19
Ziguzajg festival, Malta
Puzzle
November 18 - November 19
Ziguzajg festival, Malta
Colourful games
December 02
Atta festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Puzzle
December 15 - December 16
Anteprima Festival Lituano, Rome, Italy
Colourful games
December 17 - December 17
Anteprima Festival Lituano, Rome, Italy
Puzzle
January 21 - January 21
KD Mlejn festivalis, Prague, Czechia
Colourful games
January 26 - January 26
IPAY Spotlight artist program, Philadelphia, USA
Puzzle
February 03 - February 04
Safari Kid Theater Festival, Delhi, India
Puzzle
February 11 - February 11
WE Dance Finale, Hong Kong, China
Puzzle
April 21 - April 22
Hobujaama 12, Tallinn, Estonia
Colourful games
April 25 - April 25
Lutsu 2, Tartu, Estonia
Colourful games
April 27 - April 27
Posti 1, Viljandi, Estonia
Colourful games
May 12 - May 12
The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre Miniatura Stage, Św. Ducha Square 2, Kraków, Poland
Colourful games
May 19 - May 20
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Shanghai, China
Twinkles
May 25 - May 27
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, Shanghai, China
Colourful games
May 26 - May 27
Inside-Out Theatre, Beijing, China
Twinkles
October 07 - October 07
Teatr Polski, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Colourful games
January 27 - January 27
Společenské centrum Trutnovska pro kulturu a volný čas náměstí Republiky 999 541 01 Trutnov , Czech Republic
Puzzle
May 04 - May 20
Shanghai Children Arts Theatre, China
Puzzle
May 09 - May 09
Shanghai Children Arts Theatre, China
Creation of the World
May 16 - May 16
Shanghai Children Arts Theatre, China
Creation of the World
May 21 - May 22
Ansan-art Centre, South Korea
Puzzle
May 23 - May 23
Hwasung Art Hall, South Korea
Puzzle
May 24 - May 24
Seongnam Art Centre, South Korea
Puzzle
May 28 - May 29
Jeju Arts Centre, South Korea
Puzzle
July 06 - July 07
Clonmel Junction Arts festival, Ireland
Twinkles
July 09 - July 10
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Ireland
Twinkles
July 11 - July 12
Earagail arts festival, Ireland
Twinkles
July 20 - July 21
Kitakyushu Performing Arts Centre, Kitakyushu, Japan
Puzzle
July 24 - July 25
Ricca Ricca Festa, Okinawa, Japan
Puzzle
July 28 - July 29
Kawasaki City Art Centre, Japan
Puzzle
August 01 - August 03
Shizuoka Convention & Arts Centre "Grandship", Japan
Puzzle
August 04 - August 04
Kyoto City Ukyo Fureai Culture Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Puzzle
August 05 - August 05
Kyoto City Kita Culture Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Puzzle
August 10 - August 10
Kyoto City Kuretake Culture Center, Kyoto, Japan
Puzzle
August 11 - August 11
Kyoto City Toubu Culture Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Puzzle
August 12 - August 12
Kyoto City Nishi Culture Hall, Kyoto, Japan
Puzzle
August 31 - August 31
Festival "Pozytywka", Poland
Meadow
September 30 - September 30
Festival "Prapremier", Bydgoszcz, Poland
Miracles
October 15 - October 16
Dans Baby Dans festival, Aarhus, Denmark
Twinkles
October 31 - October 31
NAKS Festival, Tallin, Estonia
Meadow

Performances

Miracles
Contemporary dance performance for 3-6 years children. Miracles – is the story about how little lumps of cells like caviar, egg, worm or seed turn into a fragnant flower, colorful butterfly, green frog, clumsy pinguin or mighty eagle, about two different cells joining into one and growing into happy and curious human. Isn’t that a miracle?
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Puzzle
Contemporary dance performance for children of 0-3 years. How does the surrounding world looks like for a small child? Is it a round yellow or blue square? Or maybe green soft hollow?
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Colourful games
Interactive dance perfomance for 0-3 years old children full of unexpected colourful things that invite toddlers together with the dancer to explore and discover a lot of new about themselves and the environment.
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Creation of the World
Contemporary dance performance for children of 5-10 years. It is a story about how the world was made. What was first - stars, day or night, sky or earth, animals or birds? How did first people look like? We think it was like that...
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Twinkles
Interactive dance performance-lab for children of 4-24 months full of various shining objects which invite babies together with dancers to explore light on stage and themselves through light.
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Meadow
Interactive dance performance-installation for babies of 6–18 months, in which full of secrets, colored and soft meadow invites children together with the dancer seek for adventure and look for treasures.
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Watchmaker
Interactive musical action performance for babies of 6-18 months, inspired by the idea of the clock and movement of its parts.
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TikTak
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Education

Monday dance for babies
Monday dance for babies is a dance class for children of 8–14 months age and their parents or grandparents where they explore various objects and movements. Dancers-teachers lead them to dance world by trying different movements which develop coordination, balance and fine motor skills. These experiences will further lead into dance perception and interpretation, which might be expressed by children not only verbally, but also kinesthetically.
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PROFESSIONALS AND CHILDREN ON STAGE
Dansema dancers together with children in three days create a dance performance „Creation of the World“ (choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė, composer Rasa Dikčienė).
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News

Dance performance „Colourful games“ for children of 0-3 years was presented in Ireland on 6-15 July.

Six cities, twelve performances, three festivals and two theatres. Dance performance „Colourful games“ for children of 0-3 years was presented in Ireland on 6-15 July. Dancer Giedrė Subotinaitė and choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė met young spectators in Ennis Street Arts Festival, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Earagail Arts Festival in Dunfanagy and Letterkenny as well as in Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire and Garter Lane Theatre in Waterford. This tour was supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.

 
Six cities, twelve performances, three festivals and two theatres. Dance performance „Colourful games“ for children of 0-3 years was presented in Ireland on 6-15 July.
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Dance performance Puzzle is selected for IPAY Spotlight 2018 program!
Great news from IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) to Dansema, which is celebrating 10th anniversary. Dance performance Puzzle is selected for IPAY Spotlight 2018 program! Proud and happy to be the first Lithuanian company in IPAY. Looking forward to new encounters, collaborations and destinations! 
 
IPAY is the premiere membership organization in the world today servicing and supporting the professional community of performing arts for young audiences. It is comprised of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators and students that are dedicated and involved in producing, presenting and promoting all forms of theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and more.
 
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Great news from IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) to Dansema, which is celebrating 10th anniversary. Dance performance Puzzle is selected for IPAY Spotlight 2018 program! Proud and happy to be the first Lithuanian company in IPAY. Looking forward to new encounters, collaborations and destinations!
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Dansema harvest of 2018

After starting 2018 tours in Czech Republic, United States, India and Hong Kong, Dansema has visited Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Singapore and Palestine. This year's Dansema harvest includes performances in 10 countries, 18 cities, 9 international festivals (Festival Solove, IPAY, WeDance, HOOG, Safari Kids Theater Festival, Act3International, KRoki, Prapremier Festival, BIPAF). In total, 59 performances have been shown, which were seen by nearly 4000 spectators. Special visits were in Shanghai and Palestine, where we not only showed performances, but, along with local children, we implemented creative and educational dance projects "Creation of the World". We have shown this performance with 100 students from Shanghai Shangde Experimental School at the Shanghai Children's Art Theater. In Hebron and Jerusalem 40 local children, who had no previous dance experience and live in a tense political situation, participated in the project. This project was organized and supported by the Lithuanian office in Ramallah. Tours in foreign countries were not limited to showing performances. In Estonia, Ukraine, China and Singapore we conducted dance lessons for 8-14 months babies according to the methodology of Dansema artistic director, choreographer, doctor of social sciences Birutė Banevičiūtė, which impressed not only children's parents but also professionals working with children. As a result, Ukrainian choreographers and dance educators developed the idea of ​​publishing the methodology for the early dance development of B. Banevičiūtė in Ukrainian. This project in Ukraine was very successful and received support from newly established Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. Following the methodology of Birutė, Ukrainian artists presented their first self-created dance performance for children.

Dansema did not forget the small spectators in Lithuania, too. Performances were shown 52 times in Vilnius, Kaunas, Šiauliai, Marijampolė. We attended the International Jėga/ Cool Festival of ASSITEJ Lithuania in Šiauliai. We had dance lessons for babies, with performances we visited Vilnius residence of infants with developmental delays. We have started a new cooperation with Kaunas European Capital of Culture. So we are looking forward for 2019 full of new trips and performances.

Dansema international tours are funded by the Lithuanian Culture Council.

After starting 2018 tours in Czech Republic, United States, India and Hong Kong, Dansema has visited Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Singapore and Palestine. This year's Dansema harvest includes performances in 10 countries, 18 cities, 9 international festivals (Festival Solove, IPAY, WeDance, HOOG, Safari Kids Theater Festival,...
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Dansema Performance for Babies to Premiere in Kaunas

Dansema, the pioneer of dance performances for babies in Lithuania, is finishing its season with one more premiere in Lithuania - performance of musical action "Watchmaker". Usually premiering in the capital, this time Dansema invites everyone to their see their newest piece in Kaunas. The performance for babies 5 to 20 months old was inspired by the sounds of the watch mechanism - arrows, gears and alarm.

Little spectators will be greeted by fun movement and sound surprises popping out of the dancer's costume, created by the artist Medilė Šiaulytytė. Babies will be able to become participants of the performance, co-authors of movement and music, created by composer Jurgita Mieželytė as well as to create a collective musical accompaniment for the performance by exploring musical instruments. This is the first performance of this form for babies in Lithuania, also unique because it is a solo performed by a male dancer. Well known contemporary dance performers Mantas Stabačinskas and Marius Pinigis will take turns in creating musical "Watchmaker" action together with babies.

According to Dansema artistic director and choreographer “Watchmaker” Birutė Banevičiūtė, this performance was started to create in the autumn of last year, with the initiative of Kaunas 2022. The team of the European Capital of Culture was seeking to make Kaunas audience more familiar with performing arts for babies, and, together with Dansema, developed creative movement laboratories for babies and their parents. “During our tours, the tickets in Kaunas get sold out very quickly, so we decided to give Kaunas community the joy of the premiere this time. This will be our first premiere outside of Vilnius” - Dansema's choreographer speaks about traveling to the little spectators. The “Watchmaker” will premiere at Kaunas City Chamber Theater on April 14, 11:00, 15:00 and 17:00. Tickets can be purchased via Tiketa. Sponsors of the performance are Kaunas 2022, Vilnius and Kaunas City Municipalities.

Dansema, the pioneer of dance performances for babies in Lithuania, is finishing its season with one more premiere in Lithuania - performance of musical action "Watchmaker". Usually premiering in the capital, this time Dansema invites everyone to their see their newest piece in Kaunas. The performance for babies 5 to 20 months old was inspired by...
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Dansema Goes on a Tour in China

Dance theatre Dansema is getting ready for a tour in China for the fifth time. Choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė and dancers Giedrė Subotinaitė, Indrė Bacevičiūtė and Mantas Stabačinskas will be visiting Shanghai on 4-20 May.

For five years, Dansema has been collaborating with the Shanghai Children Arts Theater where they will have 16 performances the famous Puzzle this year. Five years ago this particular performance was a starting point for Dansema’s collaboration with China, when in 2014 it became a first company ever to perform for babies in China. Together with the two Shanghai schools, Dansema dancers will also carry out a creative-educational project Creation of the World during which dancers with children without any dance experience will create a dance performance within 3 days. The result of the creative process will be the dance performance, in which the children appear together with the dancers, publicly presented on the stage. The project will involve 160 students from Shanghai Shangde International School, to which Dansema has been invited for the second time and 120 pupils from Changyi Elementary Public School.

Dansema  team will also have baby dance workshops for babies of 8-14 months, based on the method of early dance education, developed by Birutė Banevičiūtė – pedagogue, choreographer and the artistic director of Dansema 

Dance theatre Dansema is getting ready for a tour in China for the fifth time. Choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė and dancers Giedrė Subotinaitė, Indrė Bacevičiūtė and Mantas Stabačinskas will be visiting Shanghai on 4-20 May.
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Dansema Dance Theater Summer: on a Tour in Asia with performances for babies

For many years now, summer is not the end of the season and the start of the holidays, but hard work on world-wide tours for dance theatre Dansema. This time the dancers' team visited China and South Korea in May, while in July and August they will spend a month in Japan. Even though this kind of summer sounds exotic, dancers say there are no  time to be tourists - the schedule in Asia is packed with over fifty performances and educational activities.

 

On May 4-20, Dansema visited China. This is already their fifth visit in this country, so dancers are happy to see not only new, but already familiar spectators, who waits for the performances of Dansema every year. Sixteen Puzzle performances for 0-3 year old children were shown at Shanghai Children's Art Theater and five baby dance workshops for 8-14 months were held. The results of the creative-educational dance project “Creation if the World” (choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė, composer Rasa Dikčienė) with two Shanghai schools were also presented there. During the project more than 130 primary school students without prior dance experience, after three days of creative laboratories danced on a professional theater stage together with Dansema dancers Giedre Subotinaite, Indre Bacevičiūtė, Mantas Stabačinskas. This is the third time this kind of project is done in Shanghai and it seems to be very successful, as more and more schools are willing to participate. Shanghai Children's Art Theater director Liang Xiao Xia and project manager Zhao Yajing, celebrating the high artistic value of Dansema's performances and creative activities, are pleased with the long-term cooperation with Dansema and are already making new plans for the future.

 

Right after the show in China, Dansema's team traveled to a tour in South Korea, organized thanks to new contacts from PAMS (Performing Arts Market in Seoul) which was visited by Dansema international tour guide Gintare Masteikaitė. Having appeared in five cities in the country, Dansema has become the first Lithuanian company to bring dance performances for children to South Korea. In the Ansan-Art Center, Seongnam Art Center, Hwasung Art Hall and Jeju Arts Center, nine performances of Puzzle were shown, and two baby dance workshops were held in Seoul, followed by seminars for dancers, choreographers and dance educators  on methodology for early dance education and performance for babies, developed by BirutėBanevičiūtė, the artistic director of Dansema. For the well-known South Korean dance producer Jang Kwangryul, who organized the tour, dance performances for babies seemed as a challenge at first, as there were no such performances in their country. However, after receiving a number of excellent reviews from the audience, as well as from local dance professionals and theater critics, Dansema has received invitations to return and continue to collaborate. Dansema dancers Indrė Bacevičiūtė, Mantas Stabačinskas and Marius Pinigis not only danced for children in South Korea, but also improvised at Jeju International Dance Forum and Jeju International Improvisation Dance Festival together with local musicians at Jeju Sculpture Park and Light Festival Light Art Flash.

 

Dancers who have returned to Lithuania, but they will be packing their suitcases again soon - the Asian tour financed by the Lithuanian Culture Council will end with a month in Japan. From 17thof July till 15thof August the Dansema team will perform in five Japanese cities with 

the performance Puzzle. Twenty performances are planned in Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Shizuoka, Kyoto and Okinawa. This tour in Japan was initiated by the organizers of the International Children's Theaters Festival Ricca Ricca Festa after Dansema participated in this festival in 2017, after being invited to perform during Edinburg Fringe Festival.

 

Birutė Banevičiūtė, art director and choreographer of one of the most traveling Lithuanian teatres’ says that tours abroad are not only an opportunity for dancers to make a living - Dansema's activities in the field of dance and culture education also serve to spread Lithuanian culture in the world in general: "Sometimes, it is education in a literal way, because the expression on the faces of the audience, when they receive a response from what country is Dansema, shows that not everyone knows where Lithuania is. In some venues where Dansema performs, audience and sometimes even artists or art managers are surprised that such distinctive and rare art production - dance performances for children - are so qualitatively created "somewhere in a small country in Europe". Particularly in Asia there was an appreciation of European culture, as Dansema was presented as a guest star in festivals and theaters where it performed. Funding for Dansema tours abroad by the Lithuanian Council of Culture in recent years shows that executives of cultural policy implementation and culture management understand that even small-scale performances for children, which are created and performed qualitatively, can make a significant contribution in forming  of a positive image of Lithuanian culture in the world.

For many years now, summer is not the end of the season and the start of the holidays, but hard work on world-wide tours for dance theatre Dansema. This time the dancers' team visited China and South Korea in May, while in July and August they will spend a month in Japan. Even though this kind of summer sounds exotic, dancers say there are no ...
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About us

"Dansema" Dance Theater is a non-governmental organization producing dance performances for young audience.
Since it was established in 2007 theater successfully has been touring in Lithuania and abroad (in Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, UK, US, China). "Dansema" also organizes seminars for dancers, choreographers and dance teachers, implements educational dance projects with children. In 2009 theater became a member of the ASSITEJ Lithuania. Theater performances have been nominated and awarded by Lithuanian Ministry of Culture as the best children performances of the year 2012 and 2015.
Birutė Banevičiūtė
choreographer
Giedrė Subotinaitė
Dancer, choreographer
Mantas Stabačinskas
Dancer, choreographer
Agnė Ramanauskaitė
Actress, dancer, choreographer
Indrė Bacevičiūtė
Dancer
Marius Pinigis
Dancer, choreographer
Gintarė Masteikaitė
International tour manager

Contacts

Contact us

Manager
Giedrė Subotinaitė
Phone:
+370 614 02652
Email:
info@dansema.lt

 

International tour manager
Gintarė Masteikaitė
Phone:
+37065771080
Email:
gintare.masteikaite@gmail.com


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