Act III. From temporary to contemporary. The Contract: The contemporary myth of Kaunas trilogy

The Contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy is a journey through three major events of the European Capital of Culture programme, observing the city’s transformation from a temporary to a contemporary capital. On this journey, concerts, exhibitions, performances and stories have accompanied Kaunas citizens and international audiences, inviting, educating, nurturing and reintroducing Kaunas back into a European and global cultural context. The trilogy was launched with “The Confusion” which shattered the old mindset; the city welcomed spring with “The Confluence”, the most breathtaking weekend in its history; and the European Capital of Culture’s programme will come to a close with “The Contract”.

This journey is the city’s poetic history pieced together from facts, legends, myths, and imagination. This spectacular event will offer a panorama filled with visual experiences, dance, music and theatre performances, and the city’s transformation into a contemporary capital will be crowned by the signing of a contract at the end of the event, as part of the European Capital of Culture programme’s legacy to Kaunas – its past, present, and future. Ultimately, it is Kaunas residents’ declaration of love for themselves and their city.

Genre – ballet-oratory


Zita Bružaitė – Art director , Author of artistic concept and composer

Daiva Čepauskaitė — Author of libretto

Gediminas Šeduikis — Director

Sigita Šimkūnaitė — Author of scenography

Sandra Straukaitė — Costume designer

Agnija Šeiko — Author of choreography

Danguolė Beinarytė — Art director of choir

Andrius Stasiulis — Light artist

Conductor Ričardas Šumila — Conductor

Gintarė Marija Ūsė ir Mantas Ūsas – Assistant choreographers


Monika Pleškytė (soprano)

Jeronimas Milius (tenor)

Petras Lisauskas (dancer)


Collectives of concert institution “Kauno Santaka” (Art director Vaidas Andriuškevičius):

Kaunas Big Band (Chief conductor Jievaras Jasinskis)

Kaunas wind instrument orchestra “Ąžuolynas” (Chief conductor Giedrius Vaznys)

Kaunas Music Ensemble “Ainiai” (Concertmaster Narimantas Murauskas)

KTU Academic Choir “Jaunystė” (Art Director and conductor Danguolė Beinarytė)

Vocal group of A.Kačanauskas Music School “Dangi&Dangiukai” (Art director Danguolė Beinarytė)

Choreography troupe of Šeiko Dance Theatre (Art director Agnija Šeiko)

Giunter Percussion (Art director Pavel Giunter)

Kaunas String Quartet (Art director Saulius Bartulis)

Joana Daunytė  (Harp)

Information about the event


Zalgirio Arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo avenue 50, Kaunas


2022-11-26, 19:00

Doors open

at 17:30


~1 h. 10 min.


No free admission


No free admission

Photo and video cameras

Not allowed


From 18,70; ticketing fee: 1,50 EUR, arena fee: 2,00 EUR, not included in the price: cloakroom fee: 2,00 EUR, item storage service: 2,00 EUR

AUDI club members

New AUDI club members will buy tickets from 2022 09 01 till 2022 09 14


Zalgirio Arena parking lot (ADC parking app)


Kaunas 2022, VŠĮ

ŽA buses

Will not go



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