Director Romualdas Vikšraitis, the former director of the ”Elf Theatre” and one of the founders of the ”Odd Men Theatre” became the director of the Panevėžys Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre and was the only candidate to have submitted his application for the position.
The Arts Printing House decided to dedicate the entire second week of October to children. During the event ”Different Theatre for Children” they could come to the Arts Printing House and make friends with actors, dancers and various other artists.
In autumn, 2010, ”No Theatre” started its first theatrical season by presenting the premiere of the performance ”Telephone Book”. The director of the performance is ideological leader of ”No Theatre” Vidas Bareikis.
The Ministry of Culture announced six names of the laureates of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Awards of the year 2010. The names of theatre director Povilas Mataitis and set designer Dalia Lidija Mataitienė were among the laureates.
85 years ago, the State theatre in Kaunas housed the premiere of the first professional ballet performance ”Coppélia” by Leo Delibes. On December 3, the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute organized an international scientific conference to mark the anniversary of the ballet.
In November this year, the Black Hall of the Arts Printing House housed the premiere of the performance ”The Public” directed by Gintaras Varnas and based on the play ”El Publico” by Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca.
The Theatre and Cinema Information and Education Centre (TCIEC) together with the Diplomatic Representative Office of Lithuania in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland launched a continuous project of Lithuanian dramaturgy dissemination ”Lithuanian Drama in London”.
This year, due to the change of the concept of the Vilnius theatre festival ”Sirens” (i.e., the idea of creative community) as well as significantly reduced sponsorship, the scope of the programme of the festival was a little narrower and was shown in smaller space of the Arts Printing House.
The 20th Kaunas International Festival of Modern Dance marked its anniversary on September 18-26 by presenting a joint project ”Panorams of Opened Eyes” of the Spanish theatres Manantiales and Tranvia and the dance theatre Aura in the cities of Kaunas and Vilnius.
The book ”A Concise History of Lithuanian Ballet” (Lith. ”Trumpa Lietuvos baleto istorija”) by Helmutas Šabasevičius was first published in English and then, following a year, the book was printed in Lithuanian.
Together with Goethe-Institut Vilnius the twelfth New Drama Action (NDA) presented for the first time the works of German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995), one of the most prominent late 20th century theatre thinkers, to the Lithuanian audience.