Lithuanians kick their legs and click their heels

  • 1999-03-11
  • Peter J. Mladineo
Lithuania has found the perfect way to welcome spring: a dance festival. Peter J. Mladineo describes how modern dance is heating up Lithuanian limbs.Under Soviet rule dance in Lithuania, and the Baltics, was pretty much limited to Swan Lake and other ballet performances. Modern dance was a rarity for the conservatively educated choreographers. But with independence came a hunger to explore the world of movement, and thus, to emulate the modern dance choreographers of Western Europe.That is how Audronis Imbrasas, director of the Lithuanian Dance Information center, explains things. A former ...
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