4 Julu 2021, 7 pm, Raudondvaris Manor
Cracovia Danza Ballet will perform during "Castle day" at Raudondvaris Manor.┬áThe festival will be thematic historic event representing culture heritage and spreading knowledge of European manors at regional, national and international level. The "Castle day" will represent times from middle ages, renaissance to 19th century and nowadays.┬áRaudondvaris Manor's history recalls one of the lasts owners Count Benedykt Henryk Tyzskiewicz, who was passionate music lover; therefore, manor had its orchestra to entertain count itself and his guests. There was even theater troupe and all kinds of foreign artists were constant visitors in the manor. The manor's cultural life at that time reached its peak. To continue this tradition nowadays the festival also invited various artists to perform during the events. Thematic groups of artists and artisans from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Sakartvelo will bring their works and performances that represent the crafts and arts developed in Europe manors and castles. The Kaunas State musical theater, ''Medieval messengers'' fire show artists, rock band ''Thundertale'', ballet dancers from Poland ''Cracovia Danza Ballet'' will present unforgettable evening show for the festival's visitors.
Inspired by records of Polish court customs at the reign of the last Jagiellons, the Cracovia Danza Ballet's performance Queen Bona's Masquerade is a vivid illustration of court choreographies of the time. In Poland a fashion for masquerades and Italian court entertainments was initiatedby Queen Bona Sforza. Sporting rich Renaissance costumes and stylized masks, dancers transport the audience into the world of the Renaissance carnival, where fantasy, love and court intrigues await. The Ball is also a pretext to present characters of the period: queen Bona and the court jester Sta┼äczyk, as well as numerous courtiers of Polish and Italian descent.