INSPIRed

There are 6 art societies in KTU.

University’s students are invited to spend their free time improving their skills in dancing, singing, photography at KTU art societies.

Events of the societies, which are led by nationally and internationally renowned professionals, contribute significantly to our country’s cultural life.

How to become a part of INSPIRed?

  • Choose the art society.
  • Contact us using the provided contact information.
  • The best time to join is in September and February. However, you are welcome during the entire year.

Coordinator of the Art Societies Group
Kristina Jaskūnienė

Studentų str. 50 -122, Kaunas
Phone: +370 (671) 24328
e-mail: inspired@ktu.lt

 

Choose from the art societies below!

 

KTU Folk Art Ensemble "Nemunas"

“Being a part of such society gives a taste to your life. If you stay after the first weeks or months of rehearsals and concerts, you already are a person, who can be an example for others.”

Politician Donatas Jankauskas.

ACTIVITIES
• Participant of Lithuanian Song Festivals
• About 40 performances per year
• Tours (visited many countries, including USA, Mexico, Canada, Pakistan, Venezuela)

NOT ONLY DANCES AND SONGS, BUT ALSO…
• Extensive knowledge of Lithuanian heritage
• Active communication between musicians of various generations
• Friendship for life
• Organisational work, development of responsibility
• Meaningful celebrations
• Learning to perform professionally

SHORT INTRODUCTION
• Established in 1949
• Awarded the first (highest) category of amateur art societies
• Includes dance group, choir members, orchestra, music band
• It is KTU art society, which travels the most
• 137 members

Margarita Tomkevičiūtė

Art Director of KTU Folk Art Ensemble "Nemunas"

email margarita.tomkeviciute@ktu.lt

 

KTU Academic Choir "Jaunystė"

“A lot depends on the leader’s diligence, talent, opportunities and ambitions – it determines the emotional climate of the group. Danguolė Beinarytė, the leader of KTU academic choir Jaunystė, is one of the best choir leaders in Lithuania, who has great organisational skills.”

Manager of Lithuanian Folk Culture Centre, Saulius Liausa

ACTIVITIES
• Participation in choir festivals in Lithuania and abroad
• About 30 performances per year
• Tourin across Europe

BEING IN A CHOIR MEANS NOT JUST SINGING, BUT ALSO…
• Overcoming stage fright
• Development of self confidence
• Skills of communication and team work
• Active leisure time

SHORT INTRODUCTION
• Established in 1926
• Acknowledged as the best Lithuanian adult choir in 2014
• Prize at TV project “Choir Eurovision. Lithuanian voices“
• Organiser and the winner of Juventus festivals
• 79 members

 

Danguolė Beinarytė

Conductor and Choir leader

email danguole.beinaryte@ktu.lt

 

KTU Photostudio

“If people spent more time performing meaningful activities, for example, going to the theatre, visiting exhibitions, concerts and educating themselves, there would not be so many painful issues in our society. I love photography and believe in its future. At KTU Photo Studio I am surrounded by different people, with different understanding and needs. My objective is to observe them and try to help, if needed – to point them into right direction.”

Photographer and Head of KTU Photo Studio, Donatas Stankevičius

ACTIVITIES
• Creative workshop: sharing of experience, knowledge, discussions of up-to-date trends in photography and technologies
• Participation in workshops and photography plein airs, University and city events
• Participation in various interdisciplinary projects, experience of different art creation
• Exhibitions in various events, photo festivals
• More than 20 events and/or exhibitions per year

NOT ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS, BUT ALSO…
• Development of creativity
• Personal growth, looking for ideas, which provoke society to break the routine
• Meetings with famous photo artists
• Knowing and development of your strengths
• Participation in the University’s cultural life

SHORT INTRODUCTION
• Established in 1976
• Members: young photo enthusiasts and professional photographers
• Expertise of analogue, digital and other kind of photography
• 33 members

Donatas Stankevičius

Head of the Studio

email donatas.stankevicius@ktu.lt

 

KTU Theater Studio "44"

“Theatre is a forum, a place for meeting and dialogue, where environment and moderators are well prepared. Theatre creates perfect conditions for this – the actors speak the words written for them by the playwright, and the audience can freely express their emotions, to laugh and cry, to blush from shame or anger without being observed.”

Aleksandr Špilevoj, Art Director of KTU Theatre Studio

ACTIVITIES
• One or two premieres each year
• Original interpretations of classical works of music, literature and theatre
• More than 20 performances per year

NOT ONLY ACTING SKILLS, BUT ALSO…
• Overcoming stage fright
• Development of self confidence
• Training of body language, facial expressions and self-control
• Development of oratory skills
• Personal growth
• Informal meetings with famous actors and directors

SHORT INTRODUCTION
• Established in 1948
• The oldest academic theatre studio in Lithuania, established by famous theatre and TV actor, director Petras Likša
• Member of International University Theatre Association
• Winner of international theatre forums
• 28 actors

Aleksandr Špilevoj

Art Director of KTU Theatre Studio "44"

email aleksandr.spilevoj@ktu.lt

 

KTU Dance Studio "Modance"

“The basis for communication at our studio is team work, which brings great results.”

Dancer of the studio, Eglė

ACTIVITIES
• Performances of modern dance
• Participation in the festivals Gaudeamus, RAFES, national song festivals
• Participation in TV projects
• About 30 performances per year

NOT ONLY DANCES, BUT ALSO…
• Implementation of creative ideas in creation of new dances
• Training of stage skills
• Active training, including acrobatic stunts

SHORT INTRODUCTION
• Established in 2005
• Permanent participants of dance competitions
• 27 members

 

 

 

KTU Brass Band "The BrassBees"

“My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn.”

Louis Armstrong

SHORT INTRODUCTION

• Established on the students’ initiative in 2016
• The first performance took place in KTU Graduation Ceremony 2016
• Program developed by the orchestra themselves: popular music of various genres in “street band” style
• Mood, rhythm, energy is the style of this group. Let’s blow and create together
• The band actively participates in various festivals including “Kaunas Jazz” (“Jazz Street”, 2017, 2019), “Tauragė Jazz 2017” and other festivals in Lithuania and abroad

Raimundas Arnašius

Art Director of KTU Brass Band "The BrassBees"

email raimundas.arnasius@ktu.lt

 

INSPIRed team

Art Societies Group

Studentų str. 50-122, Kaunas
Laisvės av. 13, Kaunas

phone: +370 (601) 25153
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