Idea, direction & choreography: Birute Letukaite

Music: M. K. Ciurlionis

Lightning design: Vladimiras Serstobojevas

Video: Gintaras Laurusonis, Birute Letukaite

Costume design: Solveiga Vasiliauskaite, Paulina Nesukaityte

Scenography: Birute Letukaite, Paulina Nesukaityte

Interpretation and performance: Liza Baliasnaja, Gotaute Kalmataviciute, Ieva Navickaite, Marius Pinigis, Indre Puisyte, Andrius Stakele,  pupil of theatre studio and Kaunas School of Dance.

Duration: 50 min.

Premeere: 6 May, 2012.

Sponsored by: Lithuanian Culture Support Foundation

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875 – 1911) is a composer and painter. He left the most significant footprint in Lithuanian culture, laid the foundations of Lithuanian professional music.  M. K. Ciurlionis paintings based on musical forms and archaic symbols and folk art noveau influence, and music is harmony and sinestetic trends. In his art the nature motifs are depict,  convey the artist’s subjective relationship to the wider world, reconciling man and nature.

The composite of M. K. Ciurlionio symphony „The Sea“ (1903 – 1906) has set of philosophical overtones, bright, natural images and psychological content. The sea picture of an old attraction for composers, offering to purify struggles of life and exalted character, an active force, tragically breaking and celebrated by resurrection, turned to scorn human worth and be called before the age of vice and oppression

M. K. Ciurlionio „The Sea“ has become a key metaphor for the choreographer Birute Letukaike to talk about modern altered the relationship between man and nature, about the pains of the day: the toxic substances polluted Baltic Sea and the public that contaminated phobia, selfishness and apathy. The damage balance between natural and man brings the mutual irreversible losses.

The pollution of Baltic Sea associated with the defense industry. Chemical weapons have already started sinking after the First World War, Second World War and the end of the pollution has increased: 3000-5000 tons of chemical weapons, 270,000 tons of chemical warheads, 35,000 tons of missiles. These are just some of the data that reveal the tragic situation in the Baltic Sea.

“Scientists have long been investigated and found that the Baltic Sea is the most chemically polluted sea in the world that it can not be caught eating [...] in the Baltic Sea is not only the most radioactive sea, but in general the most radioactive body of water in the world. “

“Why are you complaining? – more than 100 years ago the composer were asked if time drew a future in the Baltic moaning.  


2012 – LITHUANIA Vilnius, Kaunas


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