The folk dance and song ensemble “Voruta”
“Voruta” is the folk dance and song ensemble of Vilniaus kolegija, which was established in 1959. During all these years several generations of participants have changed.
The name of ensemble was entitled in 1985. Voruta was one of the defensive castles, when the king Mindaugas ruled Lithuania. The first time this stronghold was mentioned in 1252.
Today‘s “Voruta” – students of Vilniaus kolegija, who are dancing, singing and playing music youth.
Voruta’s team is fostering the traditions of folk art, and constantly is looking for new expression of artistic forms; it is still trying to find the key to the hearts of audience by youthfulness, dynamism and professionalism.
Orchestra plays by traditional folk instruments: whistle, accordion, double bass, wooden bells, archangels. The national costumes of ensemble are created by folk designers and are made to reflect each region of Lithuania.
Voruta brings together traditional folk dance group, joins harmonized Lithuanian folk songs, even songs created by composers for our vocal group of folk music. VORUTA is intensively performing in Lithuania and around the country, participates in different folk dances’ festivals, in international projects and in Baltic students’ song and dance festival “Gaudeamus”.
Voruta performed in many international festivals in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Turkey and many other countries. Voruta – the first team which in 1993 represented Lithuania in the oldest folk festival “Europiada“ in Denmark and has led this festival in Lithuania (2008).
Artistic Director Laimutė Skuodienė
Choreographer Alvydas Skuodis
Head of Vocal Group Auksė Eglė Stankevičienė
Heads of Folk Orchestra Dainius Petručionis and Darius Cibulskis
Saltoniskiu 58, LT-08105, Vilnius,
Phone. : (+370) 69818790
Fax. (+370) 219 1622,