Opening of the Vilnius Festival. ATERBALLETTO contemporary dance company (Italy)

Monday 2 June, 7 pm.

Monday 2 June, 7 pm,
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opening of the Vilnius Festival
ATERBALLETTO contemporary dance company (Italy)


Come un respiro (music by G. F. Händel)
Rossini Cards (music by G. Rossini)

Launched by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society in 1997, the Vilnius Festival every year indulges the audience with the world music stars, combining diverse music art styles, theatre and dance. Traditionally held at the beginning of the summer, this culture celebration enjoys its 18th edition. The opening of the Vilnius Festival introduces the Aterballetto contemporary dance company. Established in 1979, it is a modern ballet company, involving dancers-soloists at ease with a range of dance styles from academic to contemporary productions. Expressive and precise movements in harmony with the aesthetical human body plastic produce impressive dance spectacles acclaimed around the world. Vilnius Festival audience will be introduced to Come un respiro (after music by G. F. Händel) and Rossini Cards (after music by G. Rossini), the works by Mauro Bigonzetti, the artistic director and chief choreographer of Aterballetto, one of the leading contemporary choreographers. Come un respiro is a dance uniting the chamber quality of dance movement accompanied by the music of Baroque genius G. F. Händel. This choreographic composition is juxtaposed to the cheerful and witty dance spectacle Rossini Cards, which, according to the creators, is built without a continuous scenario and is dominated by abstract images and movements.