:::: PROGRAMME ::::
Music, crafts, lectures, films, sports etc.

The programme of the festival Mėnuo Juodaragis XV will take place on the island of Lake Zarasas on August 24 to 26.

More information on the participants and activities of the Festival can be found in the menu on the left.

This is the preliminary programme, which may be subject to changes and additions.

 

:::: FRIDAY - 08/24 ::::

09.30 – Opening of the Festival gates.
Launch of ticket sales.

• Earth-art (art workshops across the entire island)

Zarasai Culture Centre (Sėlių Sq):
13.00 – Opening of the exhibition Shamans of Modern Era.
Photography by Mihály Hoppál, Hungary.

Film and Lecture Pavilion:

• Exhibition. Pictures of Lithuanian Wildlife. Lututė
• Exhibition. History of the Lithuanian Aero Club. Lithuanian Aviation Museum)
14.50 – Introduction to the lecture programme.
15.00 – Lecture. Knowledge of Lithuanian birds and their perception through proverbs and other folklore texts – G. Kadžytė
16.00 – Lecture. Bird voices in the Lithuanian traditional music: Nature and culture – Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Vyčinienė
17.10 – Lecture. Kaunas Aerodrome: The cradle of Lithuanian aviation – Lt Col E. Raubickas
18.20 – Lecture. Bird watching – R. Karpuška

Film Programme:
19.30 – Baltic Shorts
20.30 – Documentaries Pullets from Kopininkai (Kopininkų vištelės, 1998), Country of Lithuanians: Weathercocks (Lietuvininkų kraštas. Vėtrungės, dir. R. Jarašauskas, 1998) en subs.
21.20 – Documentary Meeting Ospreys (Susitikimas su Žuvinikais) introduced by the author of the film Mindaugas Survila.
22.20 – Death and the Cherry Tree (Mirtis ir vyšnios medis, dir. A.Žebriūnas, 1968)
22.50 – My Irene (Mano Irena, dir. V. Dabašinskas, 1970)
23.30 – A Letter to a Tern (Laiškas žuvėdrai, dir. V. Dabašinskas, 1966)
23.50 – Wounded Wind (Sužeistas vėjas, dir. V. Balsys, 1990)
00.05 – Children Lose Nothing (Nieko nepraranda vaikai, dir. Š. Bartas, 2004)
00.10 – Home (Namai, dir. Š. Bartas, 1997) en subs.
02.10 – The Summer of Men (Vyrų vasara, dir. M. Giedrys, 1970)
03.50 – End

Crafts Yard:
17.00 – Jewellery and amulets.
17.30 – Horn and bone working.
18.00 – Weaving straw and hay birds for children and adults.
18.30 – Weaving of motley sashes; training.
19.00 – Traditional lifestyle of Native Americans. Games. Bread baking
20.00 – The magic of Baltic tea from Anykščiai.
21.00 – A night of tales at a fire with the ethnologist Gražina Kadžytė.
22.00 – Dances with ByTikZyz...!

Near the Oak:
19.00 - Opening rites.
KŪLGRINDA

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Pinewood Stage:
19.35 - GYVATA
20.20 - UGNIAVIJAS
21.00 - SVJATA VATRA /Estonia
22.10 - SKYLĖ
23.25 - DAKHA BRAKHA /Ukraine
00.35 - CRUACHAN /Ireland
01.45 - DRIEZHAS

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Northern Stage:
20.30 - All Through by 
Benas Šarka
21.30 - SALA
22.30 - DAINA DIEVA
23.15 - OORCHACH
00.00 - GIRNŲ GIESMĖS
00.40 - TROUM /Germany
01.50 - LAPOT

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DJs' Nest (near the Great Stage):
00.00 - DJ Montgomer
02.00 - DJ Shahs /Latvia

 

:::: SATURDAY - 08/25 ::::

Near the Crafts Yard:
9.00 – Morning exercise.

From the Gate:
09.30 – Bird watching tour to Birvėta ponds (by bus).
Lithuanian Ornithological Society. Duration: 3–4 hours.
10.30 – Bicycle tour. Duration: ca. 3 hours.

From the Infocentre:
11.00 – Hiking tour with Tadas Šidiškis. Ca. 5–6 km.
11.30 – Orienteering race.

Beach:
10.00–17.00 – Football tournament for the MJR XV Horn!

Film and Lecture Pavilion:
09.00 – A morning with the ethnologist G. Kadžytė:
Woken Up by the Voices of Birds

10.00 – Lecture. Witching as the violation of initiation and transformation of a woman/man – M. Dž. Ubartienė
11.10 – Lecture. Lithuanian roots – V. Povilionis
12.20 – Lecture. Voices of birds – A. Klova
13.30 – Lecture. Common birds of Lithuania – J. Miškinis
14.40 – Lecture. Birds in Hindu and Buddhist mythology and iconography – Prof. Habil. Dr. A. Beinorius
15.50 – Lecture. Bird Ringing – R. Patapavičius
17.00 – Lecture. The bird of God – Dr. D. Razauskas
18.30 – Lecture. Conquerors of the Atlantic: S. Darius and S. Girėnas – J. Čepas
19.30 – Film Alone Across the Atlantic 75 Years Ago 
(directed by J. Čepas, S. Dargis, 2010)
21.00 – Children’s night. V. V. Landsbergis

Film Programme:
22:00 – Baltic Shorts
23:00 – Documentary All Minds from One Head (Visos mintys - iš vienos galvos, dir. A. Tarvydas, 2005)
23:30 – 
Documentary Blame It on the Beer (Vys par to alodir. A. Barysas, 2011)
00:40 – 
Documentary Rain of Beer (Alum lijodir. K. Muscnickas, 1969)
01:00 – Nine Circles of the Fall (Devyni nuopuolio ratai
dir. B. Taločka,
N. Merkienė, 1984)
03:10 – Something Happened (Kažkas atsitiko
dir. A. Pozdniakovas, 1986)
04:20 – Weird animation for adults

Crafts Yard:
10.00 – Straw weaving and bird colouring.
10.30 – Pelangi batik. Colouring of clothes.
11.00 – The art of blacksmithing. Making of knives.
11.30 – A workshop of painting on canvas.
12.00 – Introduction to an ancient suit; weaving of sashes.
13.00 – Lifestyle, culture, tales and jewellery of Native Americans.
13.30 – Bone and fur working.
14.00 – Peculiarities of ancient lifestyle;
authenticity of the clothing and armour of a warrior.
15.00 – Secrets of herbs, healing, tea, witchery.
16.00 – Lecture. Tea drinking ritual.
17.00 – Ancient medicine, Lithuanian incenses and healing.
17.30 – Peculiarities of drumming. Everyone is welcome to join!
21.30 – A party with the band VIETAH (Belarus)

Yard of Naturalists:
12.30 – Know-how of making nesting-boxes (Lithuanian Ornithological Society)
14.00 – Lecture. Rare and endangered birds of Lithuania.
16.00 – Workshop with V. Blažys.

Near the Crafts Yard:
14.30 – Archery. Archery competition for Adults.
18.30 – Viking football.

 

Northern Stage:
13.00 - RAMTATŪRIS
13.30 - LINAGO
14.10 - OBELIJA
14.50 - ČIR VIR VYRAI
15.40 - BY TIK ZYZ

 

Great Stage:
16.00 - KŪLGRINDA
16.45 - VIETAH /Belarus
17.30 - VISI
18.20 - VYDRAGA
19.25 - V. Povilionienė, BLEZDINGA
and LITHUANIAN MILITARY ORCHESTRA

20.20 - ŽALVARINIS (acoustic programme)
21.30 - Andrius MAMONTOVAS

22.45 - Hot Air Baloon Parade
23.00 - THEODOR BASTARD /Russia
00.20 - ATARAXIA /Italy

 

Near the Oak:
17:00 - Poetry reading. 
18.00 - Music played with kanklės. Gediminas Žilys
19.00 - VISI. Bird tales
20.00 - JOINT MJR ORCHESTRA - with free participation of all whistles drums and other instruments!

 

Pinewood Stage:
18.00 - MINDRAUJA
18.40 - RUMUNIJA
19.20 - KAMANIŲ ŠILELIS

20.10 - JUODVARNIS
21.00 - THARAPHITA /Estonia
22.00 - LARRNAKH /Hungary
23.00 - Alina ORLOVA
00.00 - HATI /Poland
01.00 - FLESH FLASH
01.50 - DONIS

Valley (near the Great Stage):
22.45 - HOT AIR BALLOON PARADE
Music by McKaras and Donis

 

DJs' Nest (near the Great Stage):
01.20 - DJ Teta Birutė
02.40 - DJs Nematomi

:::: SUNDAY - 08/26 ::::

Near the Crafts Yard:
8.30 – Greeting of the Sun. Morning exercise.

Film and Lecture Pavilion:
09.00 – Animation for children.
10.00 – Lecture. Water birds - V. Gudynienė
11.10 – Lecture. The treasures of the Great Lithuanian Dictionary:
The funny small folklore
– S. Kavaliauskas 
12.20 – Lecture. In search of temples: The household of an ancient Lithuanian – Dr. V. Vaitkevičius
13.30 – The introduction to the magazine Liaudies kultūra
and a discussion on the natural Lithuanian culture

Yard of Naturalists:
11.00 – A lecture for children about the most common bird species.

Near the Crafts Yard:
11.00 – Ancient melee. Shows of clubs Varingis and Karionys.
12.30 – Archery. Archery competition for children.

On the Valley road:
12.00 – A game of Ripka!

 

Pinewood Stage:
13.00 - KREIZAS
13.45 - SEN SVAJA

14.25 - V.V.Landsbergis ir R.Rašpoliauskas
15.20 - VEJAM KABATA /
Latvia

 

Crafts Yard:
10.00 – Workshop.
11.00 – Pelangi batik. A demonstration of decorating clothes.
11.30 – Jewellery making. Glass beads.
12.00 – Programme for children: a funny introduction to folk music instruments. Bielkauskas family.
12.30 – Historical board games.
13.00 – Bird weaving.
14.00 – Making of the Festival tea. A magic drink for everyone.
16.00 – Closing songs and dances.
UGNIAVIJASRAMTATŪRISByTikZyz etc.

:::: MONDAY 08/27 ::::
Festival afterparty at "Alaus Namai"!