Visitors Programme in Sirenos


This year’s edition of Vilnius International Theatre Festival SIRENOS comes focusing on the topic of the Body. We will discuss the body in today’s social discourse, starting with gender as a social construct, fighting bodies, (dis)embodied bodies and finishing with technological substitutes for bodies. We will also talk about bodies on stage: what is human presence on stage like today, now, and what will it be in the near future?

Lithuanian Theatre Showcase is a part of the annual festival programme and is curated by independent Lithuanian theatre experts. This year the programme is drawn by two theatrologists, Ramune Balevičiūtė and Vlada Kalpokaitė.  Alongside large scale contemporary theatre productions made by prominent theatre makers, the showcase curators have decided to present many young and emerging artists, who are oftentimes daring to venture to unsafe experimental territories with small scale, uncoventional and mobile productions.

The showcase will last for four days and present 11 productions with the last day of the showcase taking place in Kaunas, which is also European Cultural Capital this year.

For the first time the showcase will host an international jury, which will award 3 prizes for the work they find most prominent. We proudly present the first jury of Sirenos: Mojca Jug (coordinator and artistic programmer, Bunker’s venue, Stara elektrarna, and festival Mladi levi, Slovenia), Luisa Hedo (artistic coordinator at Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain), Pierre Thys (general and artistic director of the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium), Didier Juillard (head of programming and production at Théâtre National Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris, France) and Iliana Dimadi (head of dramaturgy at Onassis Stegi, Greece).

The Vilnius International Theater Festival Sirenos is funded by the Lithuanian Culture Council. The festival is supported by Vilnius City Municipality.

Organizers:  Teatro informacijos centras  VšĮ and Vilniaus festivaliai VšĮ.

You can find full program of Lithuanian Showcase here

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To apply for the participation in Lithuanian Theatre Showcase, please complete the registration form below.