The idea of the project was to create contemporary musical drama based on the archaic concept of Baltic mythology and Indian ancient text „Bhagavad – Gita“. The precise design concept can be defined by this quote:
„The proximity of Gods is very strong feeling, which helps us to experience ancestors and environment being. This environmen is full of their signs. It helps to immerse in a very special existential vortex filled up with the existence of truth.“ “(Gintaras Beresnevičius, Lithuanian Religion and Mythology).
The 45 minutes length contemporary musical drama “Gentis” (eng. “Tribe”) is based on jazz, contemporary classical and electronic music combined with post-folklore and alternative music fragments. The project is lead by coordinator – composer and performer Ieva Marija Baranauskaitė and drummer Rokas Beliukevičius.
Composer: Ieva Marija Baranauskaitė
Electronics: Rokas Beliukevičius
Director: Ieva Marija Baranauskaitė
Script, manager: Arūnas Kazlauskas
Costume designer: Diana Sofija Kuzmickaitė
Solo singers: Ieva Marija Baranauskaite, Liucija Nanartavičiūtė, Kristupas Gylys, Artūras Murauskas, Emilija Bagdonaitė
String Quartet: “KeTuri+” (Juste Martinkenaite I Violin,
Jurgita Gaubyte II Violin, Tomas Savickas Viola, Roma Jaraminaite Cello)
Choir: Julius Andrikonis, Dainius Balsys, Darius Krasauskas, Anna Polukord, Paulina Simutyte, Inga Šepetkaitė.
Drums: Kristupas Kmitas
Keyboards: Ieva Marija Baranauskaite
Saxophone: Danielius Pancerovas
Bass: Gabrielius Rimeika
Guitars: Justinas Žilys
Dancers: AURA contemporary dance theater
Sound engineer: Mantas Tamulionis