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Gintaras and Svyturys dancers

Gintaras and Svyturys dancers
Lithuania's 100th anniversary celebration of Independence
Cleveland State University
February 17, 2018

The entertainment began with dances from Gintaras and Svyturys dancers.

The dancers of Toronto Gintaras bring new life into old tradition. Since 1955 the Gintaras dancers have made it their commitment to expand and engage the Lithuanian community in Toronto through the magic of traditional dance, music, and cultural activities.

Cleveland Svyturys is a Lithuanian folk dance group.

To begin, dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras performed 'Lithuania, you are Mine' or 'Tu Lietuva tu mana'.

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Dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras performed Lithuania, you are Mine or Tu Lietuva tu mana'.

Dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras performed Lithuania, you are Mine or Tu Lietuva tu mana'.

Dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras performed Lithuania, you are Mine or Tu Lietuva tu mana'.

Next, young dancers from Svyturys performed the Lithuanian dance 'Let's dance boys and girls' or 'Sokinekit berniukai, sokinekit mergaites'.



Young dancers from Svyturys

Next, dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'The Willow' or 'Zilvitis'.



Young dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance The Willow'
Young dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance The Willow'

Young dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance The Willow'


The dancers from Svyturys then performed the Lithuanian dance 'Trio Dance' or 'Trijula'.



Young dancers from Svyturys performed the Lithuanian dance

Young dancers from Svyturys performed the Lithuanian dance


Next, Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'For the Love of Skipping' or 'Liuoksinis'



Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance

Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance

Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance


Next, dancers from Svyturys performed the Lithuanian dance 'Crazy Gorgeous Jadvyga's Polka' or 'Pasiutusiai grazioso Jadvygos polka'.



Young dancers from Svyturys

Young dancers from Svyturys


Then, the dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'Rascal Polka' or 'Selmiu Polka'.



Young dancers from Gintaras perform Lithuanian dance

Young dancers from Gintaras perform Lithuanian dance

Young dancers from Gintaras perform Lithuanian dance


Dancers from Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'The Playful Cornett' or 'Tili tili duda'.



dancers from Gintaras

dancers from Gintaras


Next, dancers from both Svyturys and Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'The Grain Barrel' or 'Kubilas'



dancers from both Svyturys and Gintaras

dancers from both Svyturys and Gintaras

dancers from both Svyturys and Gintaras


Then the dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras performed the Lithuanian dance 'The Line Dance' or 'Senovinis fokstrotas'



dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras

dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras

dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras

dancers from Svyturys and Gintaras


Next came a brief intermission.




Main Page 1 of 100th anniversary of Lithuania event

Page 2 - Svyturys and Gintaras Dancers (This Page)

Page 3 - Choirs at 100th anniversary of Lithuania event

Page 4 - Dancers backed by Choir at 100th anniversary of Lithuania

Page 5 - Combined groups Grand Finale


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