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AUDRA – Contemporary City Festival

29 Jun - 04 Jul 2022

A storm is coming. One of the most important festivals of Kaunas 2022 programme. Over just a few days, you’ll see the entire future of Kaunas!

Contemporary art installations and performances by all sorts of artists. electronic, experimental and acoustic music at the Kaunas Philharmonic, the Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, the Kaunas Taxi Park, the grounds of the former Pergalė Factory, and Santaka Park, at the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas Rivers. This event will be an important and thunderous cultural revival for the entire region.

AUDRA reflects the lifestyle, culture, and values of young people, building an inquisitive community through experiences, content, and bold decisions. Important to mention, that the content of the festival is created by young people to young people. The youth program’s participants are the guides, influencers, and implementers of this festival. And the Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022 team are their partners.

Hence, the program will be refreshing and intriguing. As a participant you will be able to take part in a hackathon inspired by the hottest keyword in the art market – NFT, make a stop at a magazine workshop or see at least a few new exhibitions. In addition to various artistic installations, the city will also host theatrical performances exploring themes such as identity, psychological well-being, sustainability and non-verbal communication. Nonetheless, it will invite to discover the unexpected. A poetry rave near Kaunas railway station would be the perfect example! Interestingly, the festival visitors will be able to enjoy the programme at Kaunas Artists’ House, Tempo Space, Town Hall Summer Stage, museums and unexpected spaces in the city. We’re going to create the storm that is Audra – together!

This will be a citywide festival that will invite audiences to discover the identity of Kaunas, its youth communities, and each of us individually. The festival programme is interdisciplinary, contemporary, and bold. The active participation in this programme by our audiences is an important piece of this project. Which means no passive bystanders at this festival!


F U R T H E R   I N F O R M A T I O N

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Dominyka Ginelevičiūtė
Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 | Emerging Kaunas Coordinator
E-mail: dominyka@kaunas2022.eu
Phone: +370 658 08231

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Where? Kaunas Centre, Lithuania
Organizers: Freimas, Kaunas 2022 Kaunas Challenge participants
More: https://www.facebook.com/audrafestival