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.
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.
The theatre’s recently celebrated 10th anniversary introduced a whole lot of important innovations into the quietened life of the theatre, thus as if giving it second wind. After ten years of wandering around different theatre venues in Vilnius, OKT has finally found a home. The new Theatre Arena was inaugurated with the festival of the theatre’s 10th anniversary in April 2009 and became not only its permanent acting space, but also a new cultural hub in the city. The new office premises granted by the Vilnius municipality and the recently extended term of the Vilnius City Theatre allows us to look at the future with hope and optimism.
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.
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.
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.
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.