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Kauno pavasaris'72
2022-10-04 19:00 Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras, Ilgoji salė, Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas See on map

Kaunas Spring ’72

Kaunas Spring ’72 is a performance inspired by Romas Kalanta and the events that took place in mid-May 1972 in Kaunas when a young 19-year-old man set himself on fire in the City Garden as a protest against the Soviet regime. This act of self-sacrifice was followed by a wave of youth resistance against the Soviet government and power structures.

However, the creative team of the performance does not go back to the Soviet times; it does not try to reconstruct the events of the past and does not tell the story of Romas Kalanta either. In Kaunas Spring ’72, factual evidence overlaps with ingenuity and a modern look at the events of 1972 in Kaunas. The performance raises the question of how the act of the 19-year-old Romas Kalanta resonates in today’s society. It also aims to build a certain bridge of consciousness between today’s Lithuanian youth with their world perception and the possible feelings of a nineteen-year-old youth of that time, living in the environment formed by oppression, suspicions, and imposed social structure. The performance, based on the principle of co-creativity, analyses the moods, expectations, and tensions of the period called Kaunas Spring, while the story inspired by Kalanta and his supporters becomes a surreal fragment of the collective memory in the big picture of European and worldwide liberation movements.

The team of Kaunas Spring ’72 does not develop a critical attitude towards the society created back then by our parents and grandparents. It also does not promote today’s world of Western values. The team only seeks to playfully highlight the parallels between the society of those times and today’s Lithuanian society, which are affected by different geopolitical, social, and emotional contexts. The team also raises questions: are the act of Romas Kalanta’s sacrifice and the events following it only a thing of the past? Is history truly repeating itself? Where are You then trapped?

Performance is part of the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 programme.

May 29 the play is shown with simultaneous translation in EN.

Bilieto kaina: 21eu.

Taikomos nuolaidos:

Moksleiviai: 62%

Studentai: 62%

Asmenys su negalia: 30%

Senjorai: 20%


Theatre performance EARTH
Theatre performance EARTH
2022-12-10 18:00 Laisvės alėja 71, Kaunas, Kauno m. sav
Theatre performance EARTH
Theatre performance EARTH
2022-12-11 18:00 Laisvės alėja 71, Kaunas, Kauno m. sav
Kaunas Spring ’72
Kaunas Spring ’72
2022-12-13 19:00 Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas, Kauno m. sav
Kaunas Spring ’72
Kaunas Spring ’72
2022-12-18 19:00 Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas, Kauno m. sav
Dorian
Dorian
2022-12-31 19:00 Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras, Laisvės alėja, Kaunas