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  1. 1. Popular music, dance, cinema festivals in Lithuania. (:
  2. 2. Music festivals
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Street Music Day is a pretty new, but already an alive tradition which fills the air with sounds of music every first Saturday of May in Lithuania. It is a day when everybody can just go outside the streets and participate in a one huge performace. The festival of music and arts Be2gether opens the walls and frees everyone`s rabid nature as it is the best place to have an unforgettable summer weekend together with hudreds other enthusiasts of music, arts and relaxation. Pažaislis Music Festival is an annual 3 months lasting summer music festival in Kaunas. It popularizes classical music while many really affordable concerts are arranged. There is no doubt that summer in Kaunas is an inconseivable nowadays without this fest. The Tamsta Music festival is attracting people who love especially good music and quiet, calm atmosphere. Held in beautiful surroundings in &quot;Dainų slėnis&quot; (Valley of Songs) the festival is one of the ways to enjoy summer pleasures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tundra festival is an occasion beloved by electro, techno, chillout, drum&bass music lovers. Arranged in beautiful surroundings in Zarasai district, the event is valuated among Lithuanians as well as foreigners. in 2010 alread ythe 7th festival will show a great program - the largest, the longest and the craziest ever. The Devil`s Stone festival is a great music venue taking place in Anykščiai. It attracts hundreds of heavy music lovers that are eager to express their emotions, energy and different attitude. Blues Nights in Varniai is a tradtional blues festival in Lithuania which attracts people to come here each first weekend of July for 17 years already. Fantastic atmosphere, good live music and friendly democratic people makes the weekend an unforgetable summer event. Nida Jazz Festival is an annual music event well loved by many melomans. Listening to good music in amazing surroundings of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania is an unforgettable experience. Don`t miss a chance to attend the occasion as you will not regret about it for sure.
  5. 5. Dance festivals
  6. 6. The Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival is a major cultural event of the nation attracting thousands of dancers and many more spectators from around the world. The Festival is held every four years in the capital city of Vilnius. The First Festival was organized in Kaunas In 1937. Choreography of some of the most popular dances, such as Suktinis, Noriu miego, Klumpakojis, Blezdingele, Kubilas, Kepurine, Kalvelis, Malunas, and others remain virtually unchanged from the First Festival. Folk choreography is a part of folklore and it is as original as all nation’s folklore is original. Folk choreography is the creative work of the people where artistic images are created by rhythmical movements followed by vocal or instrumental music. Folk choreography as well as other branches of the folk art has always been closely related to the mode of life, work and customs of the nation. Since ancient times the dance has been inevitably accompanying all important events in the life of the people. The life of the Lithuanian nation, its character and morals are reflected in the content of Lithuanian dance.
  7. 7. Cinema festivals
  8. 8. Vilnius Cinema Spring Festival In 1995 in a legendary cinema theatre Lithuania the first Vilnius international film festival called Cinema Spring (“Kino pavasaris” lit.) was arranged. Since that time in Vilnius there Cinema Spring festivals are held every early sprig till nowadays. The main idea of implementing such kind of project was to supplement the Lithuanian cinema with some cinema production of good quality. The idea was born when creators realized the real cinema demand in Lithuania. However, the demand was satisfied with only serial Hollywood films then and there was a lack of accredited films that raise real discussions and break all the stereotypes. Directors premiering films include both young novices and more well-known names. Films and directors include Kristina Inčiūraitė (“7 nuodėmės”, 7 Sins), Džiugas Katinas (“10”), Jonas Tertelis (“14:56”), Mikas Žukauskas (“Ana geraširdė”, Goodhearted Ana), Dali Rust (“Laiko saugotojas”, The Keeper of Time), Ramunė Čekuolytė - Che (“Panaekhali”, Too Many Coming), Guillaume Coudray (“Šarūnas Bartas, vienas lauke – karys”, Sharunas Bartas, An Arm of One), and Marius Ivaškevičius (“Tėve mūsų”, Our Father). Twenty more Lithuanian films that have already premiered will also be screened in the “Lithuanian Films – from Festival to Festival” programme.
  9. 9. Alesiūtė Evelina; Čerkauskaitė Monika; Dranginytė Agnė; Elkinaitė Snaigė; Mingilevičiūtė Raminta.