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Early art studio ensemble      

    Led by the actor, comedian, circus and street theatre director Adrian Schvartzstein, Early art studio ensemble has prepared several theatrical shows and present them to the audiences in Lithuania and abroad. 

St. Genesius troupe travels to Europe

Nerijus Masevičius (baritone)
Jūratė Širvytė-Rukštelė (dancer)
Adrian Shvarzstein (actor, Spain)
Ieva Baublytė (recorders, Gothic harp)
Vytautas Dovydauskis / Dovilė Savickaitė (harpsichord)
Saulius S. Lipčius (liuto forte, Baroque Guitar)
Martin Daniel Zorzano (volone, the United Mexican States)

Director: Adrian Schvarzstein (Spain)

An Early Music Performance

"St. Genesius Troupe's Journeys Across Europe" - an interactive musical performance in which music, dance, song, and acting come together to reflect the uniqueness of a various stage genres' synthesis, whose roots reach Baroque and older times.
The main motive of the performance is the immense possibilities of imagination and fantasy that allow the wandering artists to surprise the spectators and convince them about their knowledge of the arts and culture of other countries. From the perspective of an enlightened spectator, it is clearly seen that the Italian Commedia dell Arte, the splendor of the royal palace of France, the fun life of English sailors or Spanish passions are merely beautiful, pleasant and very sincere pieces of their imagination.
The drama playwright gently combines the main principles of Italian, French, Spanish, English theater, while comedy and self-irony bring the artist closer to the viewer. The performance uses commedia dell'arte theater elements that allow the viewer to be involved in the creation of dramaturgy. Amazement, the aesthetics, the elegance of early music and dance as well as its banality neutralizing comedy and self-irony are components of the performance, in which the viewer becomes not only an observer but also a participant.

Basso Ostinato

Nerijus Masevičius (basso)
Rūta Vosyliūtė (Soprano)
Esteban Mazer (Cembalo, Spain),
Martin Daniel Zorzano (violone, Mexico),
Ieva Baublytė (recorders, gothic harp, Lithuania),
Agnese Kanniņa (baroque violin, Latvia),
Saulius S. Lipčius (baroque guitar, liuto forte)
Adrián Schvarzstein (actor)
Jūratė Širvytė-Rukštelė (dancer)

Costume designer - Daiva Petrulytė (Lithuania)
Lights designer - Audrius Jankauskas (Lithuania)

Scenography - Marius Puskunigis (Lithuania)

An interactive, early music project on base of basso ostinato music. Mystery, surprise, unexpectedness, little shock and all the familiar clichés from old mafia films - these are the ingredients of the performance, where the spectator becomes not only an observer but also a participant in the play. The early music and dance performance reveals the baroque art affects in a contemporary production this way making it close and easy recognizable for modern viewer.

"Astonish the public and change the prejudice for Baroque art" is the main objective of the project director, Adrian Schvarzstein. He "translates" the refined and complex Baroque language to the present-day public. Adrian Schvarzstein is well known as contemporary street theatre director, who breaks the „fourth wall“ between the artists and public in his works.