The Contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy First Part: The Confusion (22 d.)
Hundreds of people from Kaunas, Lithuania and abroad have worked for this evening for several years. It will be a show that Kaunas has not seen since its foundation – a fusion of contemporary music, giant video projections and poetry that tells the story of the city as a living, constantly renewing miracle. The aim of this event, unique and ambitious in idea and scope, is to involve everyone and anyone in the city’s creative uprising. Those who won’t be able to attend will be invited to watch the opening broadcast everywhere across the European Union and worldwide and to use inspiration to build a new post-pandemic future.
“It contains the voices of Kaunas, the buildings of Kaunas and the stories of Kaunas past and present – but they are stories we can all relate to”, says Chris Baldwin, the director of The Confusion and the other major events in 2022.
Several hundred professionals from the arts, culture and other fields are working alongside director Chris Baldwin to prepare and produce The Confusion. Among them is French visual artist Olivier Grossetête, renowned for his exceptional performances, Kaunas-based composer Antanas Jasenka, fashion designer Sandra Straukaitė, costume designers Aleksandra Jacovskytė and Julija Skuratova, conductor Modestas Pitrėnas with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Vilnius Choir, soloists Joana Gedmintaitė and Merūnas Vitulskis, Kaunas Dance Theatre Aura, choreographers Birutė Letukaitė, Aušra Krasauskaitė and Darius Berulis, the young generation of Lithuanian poets, video art creators, Kaunas State Puppet Theatre’s puppeteers, and many more.
The Contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy covers the three major events of „Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”. These three events are a symbolic journey of the city to a modern, free-spirit and confident community. It’s the beginning of the new Myth of the city, and everyone can become a creator of it!
As the show reaches its climax, the programme will spread in Kaunas and invite everyone to immerse themselves in a unique game of Mythical Beast on the city streets. Look for a special game map!
Registration for a free pass to the opening event here
Full programme of Kaunas 2022 Opening Weekend: https://kaunas2022.eu/en/confusion/
Organizer: Kaunas 2022
The Director of the show: Chris Baldwin
Author of the trilogy and the scriptwriter: Rytis Zemkauskas
The heads of program: Ana Kočegarova-Maj, Greta Klimavičiūtė - Minkštimienė, Aistis Lansbergas
Technical event director: Tadas Valeika
Patrons: Kaunas city municipality, Kaunas rdistrict Municipality, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, The European Union
General sponsor: ‘Verifo’
Main sponsors: ‘Švyturys’ non-alcoholic, Kaunas ‘Akropolis’
Official broadcaster: ‘LRT’
Project insurer: ‘Gjensidige’
International media sponsor: ‘JCDecaux Group’
Information partners: ‘Kauno diena’, ‘Kaunas pilnas kultūros’, ‘Žmonės’
Sponsors: ‘Magnusson’, ‘Rasa’, ‘Caffeine’, ‘Circle K’
Partners: ‘KAUTRA’, ‘LTG Link’, ‘Kauno autobusai’, ‘Gardėsis’, ‘Bolt’, #walk15 , ‘Bagfactory’, ‘Kauno baldai’, ‘Moxy’, ‘Imlitex’, ‘Radisson’, ‘Žalgirio’ arena, ‘Lietuvos oro uostai’, ‘Hegelmann’
Event sponsors: ‘Lemon gym’, ‘TransUnion’