AURA International Dance Festival
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|Country and Region||Lithuania — Kaunas|
|Type of Festival||Dance|
|Location of Festival||Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Festival Contact Information|
AURA’22 is a festival of the contemporary dance where the outstanding foreign choreographers’ and group works are introduced. They join new art forms, techniques and traditions in their performances. In 1989 the choreographer and the leader of the dance theatre AURA Birute Letukaite organized the first dance festival which has become the tradition and the event representing Kaunas. The dance festival has already introduced such famous people and groups as Johannes Wieland, Compagnie Drift, Yossi Berg ir Oded Graf dance theatre, Virpi Pakhinen, Companie Thor and many others. This year dance groups from Norway, Netherlands, France and Israel are coming to the dance festival AURA’22.
|Festival Dates||September 18 - 22, 2013|
Since 1989 the festival has been a great event not only for the local audience, but also for spectators and dance professionals from the entire country. The festival joins modern dance and various dance theatres and companies or independent dancers from abroad who develop professional modern and contemporary dance techniques and unique and innovative forms of expression. The performances are accompanied by workshops held by famous masters and all the participants of the Festival are invited to take part in them. This event is a unique opportunity for its participants to exchange ideas and experiences of dance, which have been developed all over the world as well as get acquainted with the development of modern dance in Eastern Europe. The festival is sponsored by Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and Kaunas Municipality. The festival was formerly called International Festival of Modern Dance in Kaunas.