Lithuanians in the news
3rd December, 2005
Amazing "Žuvėdra" Does it Again!
"Žuvėdra" performing their winning tempestuous
"Viva Espana" program. Photo courtesy "Lietuvos Rytas"
The dancesport ensemble from the University of Klaipėda has again become World Latin American group dance champions after competing in Munich, Germany, last Saturday, December 3, 2005.
Skaistė and Romaldas Idzelevičius
(second and fourth from left) presenting to
Ramona Ratas-Zakarevičius an autographed copy of
the recently published book about "Žuvėdra"
It is now the fifth time that the outstanding "Žuvėdra" ensemble have become world champions, fourth time in a row! This year they also won the European Championship. "Žuvėdra’s" amazing success is in no small measure to the continuing able tutelage of the husband and wife team, Professors Skaistė and Romaldas Idzelevičius from Klaipėda University.
Friends of Lithuanian Ballet (FLB) in Australia have extended support to "Žuvėdra". Last September in Klaipėda the FLB Executive Director, Ramona Ratas-Zakarevičius, had the pleasure of meeting up with Skaistė and Romaldas Idzelevičius and receiving from them a DVD of "Žuvėdra’s" performances, to be shown in 2006 to "Žuvėdra’s" admirers in Australia.

Further information: "Lietuvos Rytas" 05/12/05, "Lietuvos Žinios" 05/12/05