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VII International Folk Contest-Festival “The Flower of the Sun”

PROGRAMME

1–6 JULY 2017

 
 
1 July (Saturday), Šiauliai 
 
18.30 THE SOLEMN PARADE OF THE VII INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST-FESTIVAL “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” along the Boulevard on Vilniaus Str., starting near the Bicycle Museum (Vilniaus Str. 139) / near the hotel “Šiauliai”/ towards the Main Stage near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188).
 
19.00-22.45 THE OPENING OF THE VII INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST-FESTIVAL “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” AND THE CONCERT on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). Folk performers from Brazil, Mexico, the USA, Portugal, the Ukraine, Latvia, Slovakia, Russia, Turkey, India, Finland, Poland and Lithuania take part..
 
2 July (Sunday), Šiauliai 
 
11.30–13.00 CONCERTS of foreign ensembles on the “TERRACE OF THE SUN” (shopping centre “Saulės miestas” (3rd floor, Tilžės Str. 109). Folk performers from Finland, Slovakia, Turkey take part.
 
14.00 THE CONCERT “TO THE GOD AND THE HUMAN” in the CATHEDRAL OF ST APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL (Aušros Path 3). Foreign and Lithuanian ensembles take part: Participants: „Verėja“ (Vilnius), „Salduvė“ (Šiauliai), „Centro de tradicoes gauchas  Giuseppe  Garibaldi“ (Brasil), „Ina“ (Poland), „Žalpiai“(Pakražantis), „Rėda“ (Šiauliai), „Grupo etnográfico de Areosa “ (Portugal), „Saulėtos mergaitės“ (Šiauliai), „Compañia corazones que danzan“ (Mexico), Kristina Kuprytė (kanklės), Arvydas Jankus (birbynė)..
 
18.30–19.00 THE JOINT DANCE “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” near the Main Stage of the Festival. 
 
19.00-22.30 THE CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). Foreign and Lithuanian ensembles take part: India, Latvia, Mexico, Brasil , Russia  and Lithuania.
 
 
3 July (Monday), Šiauliai 
 
10.00-15.00 THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST at ŠIAULIAI CULTURE CENTRE (Aušros Av. 31).
10.00-12.00 II  category : Choreographed arrangements of folk dances.
Ensembles from Brazil, Finland, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the Ukraine participate.
12.00-13.00  Break
13.00-14.20  III category: Instrumental folk music ensembles.
Ensembles from Brazil, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, the USA participate.
14.20-15.00  VI category:  Folk instrumental solo.
Soloists from Brazil, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Turkey participate.
 
15.00–17.00 DANCE WORKSHOPS led by Ukraine, Latvia, USA, Turkey and Lithuanian ensembles near Šiauliai Art Gallery (Vilniaus Str. 245).
 
17.00–18.00 CONCERTS of foreign ensembles on the “TERRACE OF THE SUN” (shopping centre “Saulės miestas”, 3rd floor, Tilžės Str. 109).
 
18.30–19.00 THE JOINT DANCE “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” near the Main Stage of the Festival.  
 
19.00-22.30 THE CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). Slovakia, Mexico, Poland, Finland, Portugal  and Lithuanian ensembles take part.
 
 
4 July (Tuesday), Šiauliai
 
10.00–15.00 THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST at ŠIAULIAI CULTURE CENTRE (Aušros Av. 31).
10.00-12.15  I category: Traditional folk dance groups
Ensembles from Brazil, India, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey participate.
12.15-13.15  Break 
13.15-14.15  IV category: Folk song ensembles
Ensembles from Brazil, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland participate.
14.15-15.00  V category:   Folk song solo
Soloists from Brazil, India, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Turkey participate.
 
15.00–17.00 DANCE WORKSHOPS led by ensembles from Russia, Slovakia, India, Mexico and Lithuania near Šiauliai Art Gallery (Vilniaus Str. 245).
 
17.00–18.00 CONCERTS of Poland, Portugal, Lithuania („Šatrija“) ensembles on the “TERRACE OF THE SUN” (shopping centre “Saulės miestas”, 3rd floor, Tilžės Str. 109).
 
18.30–19.00 THE JOINT DANCE “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” near the Main Stage of the Festival.
 
19.00–22.30 THE CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). Ukraine, USA, Brasil, Latvia, Turkey  and Lithuanian ensembles take part.
 
 
5 July (Wednesday), Šiauliai
 
15.00 RECEPTION BY ŠIAULIAI CITY MAYOR.  
 
17.00–18.00 CONCERTS of Mexico, USA, Lithuania („Siaudela“) ensembles on the “TERRACE OF THE SUN” (shopping centre “Saulės miestas”, 3rd floor, Tilžės Str. 109).
 
18.00–20.00 DANCE WORKSHOPS led by foreign and Lithuanian ensembles, Boulevard on Vilniaus Str. (Vilniaus Str. 245).
 
18.00–19.50 CONCERTS-DANCE LESSONS on Vilniaus Street.. 
 
Near ŠIAULIAI ART GALLERY
18.00-18.30 VIEŠIA (Lithuania)
18.30-19.00 TURKEY
19.00-19.30 INDIA
19.30-19.50 Festival dance
    
Near  TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE 
18.00-18.30 VERĖJA (Lithuania)
18.30-19.00  FINLAND
19.00-19.30  SEDULA (Lithuania)
19.30-19.50  POLAND
    
P. VIŠINSKIS  SQUARE
18.00-18.30 LATVIA
18.30-19.00 RASKILA (Lithuania)
19.00-19.30 BRASIL
19.30-19.50 SIDABRINĖ GIJA (Lithuania)
 
 
20.00–22.00 THE CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). Ensembles from Russia, Slovakia, Portugal, Ukraine and Lithuania take part.   
 
22.00–1.00 THE NIGHT OF CULTURE AND ART under “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”.
NIGHT DANCES, PERFORMANCES, MUSIC etc., Boulevard on Vilniaus Str.
 
DANCE LESSONS:
Near  Main Stage  
22.00 VIEŠIA (Lithuania)
22.20 VERĖJA(Lithuania)
22.40 FINLAND
23.00 SIAUDELA(Lithuania)
23.20 BRASIL
23.40 SUTARAS(Lithuania)
00.00 RASKILA(Lithuania)
00.20 LATVIA
00.40 ŠIAULIAI UNITED(Lithuania)
    
Near  Tourism information centre
PORTUGAL
SLOVAKIA
UKRAINE
USA
INDIA
VERPETA (Lithuania)
    
P. Višinskis  Square
TURKEY
RUSSIA
MEXICO
POLAND
NOVA (Lithuania)
 
6 July (Thursday), Šiauliai
 
Starting at 9.00 THE FOLK ART FAIR, Boulevard on Vilniaus Str.
 
10.00–16.00 CONCERTS OF FOREIGN ENSEMBLES in districts of ŠIAULIAI, AKMENĖ, PLUNGĖ, ŠEDUVA. 
Concerts in Radviliškis  district . Šeduva - Mexico, USA
Concerts in Šiauliai district. Kuršėnai. Gruzdžiai. Meškuičiai. - Brasil, Finland
Concerts in Akmenė district. N. Akmenė - Portugal, Slovakia
 
11.00 THE HIGH MASS in the CATHEDRAL OF ST APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL (Aušros Path 3).
 
12.00–14.30 THE SOLEMN CEREMONY OF HOISTING THE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA. THE SPECTACULAR CONCERT “THE CHILDREN OF OUR COUNTRY” in the PRISKĖLIMO SQUARE.
Participating folk ensembles: “Raskila” (Panevėžys), “Ramytė” (Šilutė), “Verpeta” (Kaišiadorys), “Nova” (Šakiai district), “Gondinga” (Plungė).
The poem “Mindaugas” by J. Marcinkevičius. The fragments are recited by the State Šiauliai Drama Theatre actors Anicetas Gendvilas (Mindaugas), Inga Jarkova (Morta), Aidas Matutis (Metraštininkas). Director Paulius Ignatavičius.
 
18.30–18.45 Flash mob of “The Flower of the Sun” and FIDAF dance near the Main Stage (Vilniaus Str. 188). 
 
18.45–19.15 LITHUANIAN NATIONAL COSTUME PRESENTATION on the Main Stage (Vilniaus Str. 188) presented by Šiauliai Culture Hause.. 
 
19.15–19.30 Flash mob of “The Flower of the Sun” and FIDAF dance near the Main Stage (Vilniaus Str. 188). 
 
13.00–14.00 THE CONCERT of the VII International Folk Contest-Festival “The Flower of the Sun”: participants from the Ukraine and Latvia on the “TERRACE OF THE SUN” (shopping centre “Saulės miestas”, 3rd floor, Tilžės Str. 109).
 
17.30–18.20 THE FESTIVE CONCERT “OUR LITHUANIA” dedicated to the Statehood Day (Coronation of the King of Lithuania, Mindaugas) on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188).  
Participants: Rasa Serra, Diana Martinaitienė, Eugenijus Andrulis, Egidijus Ališauskas (reed-pipe), Kristina Kuprytė (Baltic psaltery), Gediminas Brūzga (saxophone), Šiauliai Chamber Orchestra, Šiauliai Wind Orchestra, Šiauliai “Laiptai Gallery” Folk Ensemble “Salduvė”, Šiauliai University Folk Music Ensemble “Saulė”, Šiauliai University Folk Ensemble “Vaiguva”.  
Conductors: Maj. Egidijus Ališauskas, Sigitas Vaičiulionis, Gediminas Brūzga.
 
18.30–18.45 THE JOINT DANCE “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” near the MAIN STAGE of the Festival. 
 
18.45–19.15 PRESENTMENT OF THE NATIONAL COSTUME “FROM THE TRADITION TO MODERNITY” on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). 
Demonstration of collections of the archaeological, national and modern costumes.
 
19.15 THE GALA CONCERT OF THE VII INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST-FESTIVAL “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”: “LITHUANIA, OUR HOMELAND!” on the MAIN STAGE near Chestnut-Tree Alley (Vilniaus Str. 188). 
Ensembles from Brazil, Finland, India, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA and Lithuania take part.
20.40 SINGING WITH ZITA KELMICKAITĖ AND LITHUANIAN FOLK ENSEMBLES on the MAIN STAGE.
21.00 THE WORLDWIDE SINGING OF “THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA”.
21.05 Continuation of the Gala concert of the VII International Folk Contest-Festival “The Flower of the Sun”. GRAND PRIX AWARD on the MAIN STAGE near the Alley of Horse-Chestnut Trees (Vilniaus Str. 188). 
Fireworks of the Festival.
 
OTHER EVENTS OF “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”

OUTDOOR CAFÉS, TOURISM PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS, ACTIONS, GAMES, DEMONSTRATION OF CRAFTS along the boulevard on Vilniaus Street.

 

Exhibition of Šiauliai Art School pupils “LEGENDS OF THE SOLAR SIGN” in showcases on Vilniaus Str.

 

Exhibition of Šiauliai Art School pupils “WAITING FOR THE SOLAR NIGHT” at Šiauliai Culture Centre (Aušros Av. 31)

 

1-6 July TASTE THE SUN! What is the taste of Šiauliai city? Gourmet action “THE TASTE OF THE SUN” only in these cafés: “Kapitonas Morganas” (Vilniaus Str. 183), “Arkos” (Vilniaus Str. 213), “Savynė” (Vilniaus Str. 199), “Havana” (Rūdės Str. 27D), restaurant “Grafas Zubovas” (Dubysos Str. 1, Bubiai, Šiauliai district)

 

TASTE THE WORLD! Korean restaurant “SAKURA BBQ” offers exclusive dishes and an opportunity to use integrated grills, to cook food yourselves! (P. Višinskio Str. 41B)

 

3–6 July 11.00–19.00 MODERN SIGNS OF IDENTITY AT WÃPSVA LT DESIGN HOUSE. “LT identity” – sports-leisure fashion collection by designers Ieva Ševiakovaitė and Jolanta Rimkutė

 

2–4 July

Starting at 18.00 TEAM TOURNAMENT OF GIANT CHESS near Didždvaris Gymnasium. Registration starts at 17.30. (Organiser – Šiauliai Sports School “Dubysa”)

 

2–6 July

18.00 A WALKING TOUR “THE OLD AND THE NEW CITY OF ŠIAULIAI”, the tour begins from Šiauliai Tourism Information Centre.

 

6 July

12.00 A WALKING TOUR “ŠIAULIAI. THE ROAD TO STATEHOOD”, the tour begins from Šiauliai Tourism Information Centre.