Lithuanians in the News
10th October 2020
|Innovative Performance of The Dying Swan by Lithuanian Ballet Star|
The Dying Swan solo performed on the roof of LNOBT.
Photo courtesy LNOBT/ Martynas Aleksa
With Covid-19 crisis delaying live performances at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT) in Vilnius, the LNOBT roof became the scene for a performance of The Dying Swan by Lithuanian Ballet star Olesia Shaitanova. The beautiful performance on the roof, with Vilnius famous landmarks visible in the background, uploaded to YouTube, has become a world favourite.
The concept was choreographed by Martynas Rimeikis, the newly appointed artistic director of Lithuanian Ballet. Australian Lithuanian ballet enthusiasts will remember Martynas Rimeikis, when he partnered Lithuanian prima ballerina Eglė Špokaitė during the Australian Lithuanian Days in Melbourne at the end of 2010.
Live music for the roof performance was performed by cellist Aušra Gedžiūtė-Petraitienė and harpist Aistė Baliunaitė-Dailidienė.
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