DEEPER UPPER | LT

Deeper Upper is a four-piece band (Vilnius, Lithuania), which has already secured its place among indie scene‘s bands in the Baltic states.

By putting together synthesized sounds, powerful drum beats, sophisticated guitar effects and expressive lyrics they create stories of a modern human being in the digital era.

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NICO (NEW IDEAS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)|LT

New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO is a string ensemble known for their captivating and original performances. NICO is rapidly capturing attention by making their first appearances at the World’s leading concert venues, amongst which, Leipzig Gewandhaus, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Roundhouse in London, Usedomer Festival, as well as recent appearances on Classic FM, BBC World Service and German Radio Eins, alongside an extensive concert geography across Europe, Asia and the US.

The string ensemble is acknowledged for presenting original compositions by the founding artistic director Gediminas Gelgotas, commonly distinguished for a unique sound world and its exceptional presentation. His music is regularly premiered at the most prestigious European concert halls, routinely aired on Mezzo TV. For those who may think "new music" means something bare and out-of-reach, listening to and watching New Ideas Chamber Orchestra performing Gediminas Gelgotas' luxurious and acclaimed new compositions will transform you into a sophisticated enthusiast. NICO also plays works by Reich, Riley, Glass, Tavener, Pärt, Lauridsen and Hamel, and incorporates some of their stunning transcriptions of traditional composers (Bach, Vivaldi, etc.) into the performances.

“It is amazing how NICO makes their music so accessible and entertaining, turning themselves into the modern classical music equivalent of rock stars. When listening to NICO, you may want to turn inward and meditate, exploring the unexpected worlds they open up - or just get up and dance, infected by their joyous and vibrant ambience. The effect is mesmerising, and the result is inspiring to all ages.” - concert curator Jud Newborn.

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A|CH THEATRE | LT

Today A|CH theatre is one of the most prominent, professional and successful dance theaters in Lithuania. Sensual and emotional performances based on synthesis of ballet, dance and acting are recognized by spectators as well as theatreprofessionals.

Theatresuccessful toured in Lithuania and abroad. A|CH performances have been presented to audiences in England, Denmark, China, Latvia, Poland, Luxembourg, Russia, Turkey, Hungary.  

Cholina also cooperates with prestigious State Academic E. Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, where she created dance performances “The Coast of Women”, “Anna Karenina”, “Otello” and  choreography for “Eugene Onegin” directed by Rimas Tuminas.

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OSKARAS KORSUNOVAS THEATRE | LT

Established in 1998, Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre (currently bearing the name of OKT / Vilnius City Theatre) from the outset was determined to remain independent. Such a risk certainly did not come without sacrifices: the newly established theatre did not have a stable source of income, offices, or rehearsal spaces necessary for efficient and creative work; neither did it have a permanent performance venue to present its productions on a regular basis. This daring step was taken for a single reason: OKT firmly decided to cut all relations with the theatrical reality of that time and create a new reality based on a contemporary theatre language.

Today the theatre knows that it would not be able to remain creative and contemporary by existing solely in the local space – without a dialogue with the foreign theatre artistic possibilities soon become exhausted. OKT will not stop looking for new forms and means of communication not only by moving outside the stage or theatre building, but also by transgressing the boundaries of traditional theatre concepts. The theatre will continue to create its architectonic vision in the imagination of its spectators.

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COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET | USA, NY

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is a contemporary ballet company founded in 1994 by Co-Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson based in New York City comprising about 14 classical and contemporary dancers. Complexions performs worldwide, provides dance education, and was America's first fully multicultural ballet company.

Complexions has received numerous awards including the New York Times “Critics Choice” Award. It has appeared throughout the US, including the Joyce Theater/NY, Lincoln Center/NY, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's/NY, the Mahalia Jackson Performance Arts Center in New Orleans, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Winspear Opera House/Dallas.

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ALINA ORLOVA | LT

The idiosyncratic singer and songwriter Alina Orlova already performed on some of the best stages in Lithuania and went on tour to places like Liverpool, London and Moscow. Her debut album received equal praise in Lithuania and abroad. Alina Orlova’s music might remind the listener of CocoRosie, Cocteau Twins and Anthony and the Johnsons (all being her personal favorites), but it is really much more than just a sum of these influences.

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LEON SOMOV & JAZZU | LT

Vocalist Jazzu and producer Leon Somov found their way into big concert halls with their full­band live shows consisting of sophisticated IDM clicks, elegant synthetic melodies and more experimental sounds, meaningful lyrics all spiced up by warm and lighter­than­air Jazzu voice.

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